A winding road spiraling up the Ngoan Muc Pass
Ngoan Muc Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 980m (3,215ft) above the sea level, located in the west of Ninh Thuan Province of Vietnam, in South Central Coast.
The road to the summit is called National Highway 27. It’s asphalted, but pretty steep, with sections up to 9%, climbing from 200 to 980m above the sea level. The climb is 18.5km long and links Ninh Son Valley and Lang Biang Highlands. The winding road spiraling up the mountain looks like a lovely picture. At the top of Ngoan Muc Pass there's a waterfall next to the highway, pine forests and the old Bellevue train station. The drive is absolutely spectacular and well worth a visit for those who want to conquer such an amazing pass.
The road to the summit, also known as Sông Pha pass and Bellevue Pass, is regarded as one of the most beautiful passes in the country. It was built in 1917. It includes extremely sharp turns and amazing views. It’s the highest pass in the south. From the pass, tourists could have a general view of surrounding landscapes with the streams running past the mountain’s walls and hill ranges with rich flora. On a clear day you can see all the way across the coastal plain to the Pacific Ocean (an aerial distance of 55km).
Pic: Ngo Minh Truc