Published/Last edited or updated: 16th April, 2016
The good news is you can reach the top of the hill by motorbike or car, but at the end of the day, the shaded winding road makes a pleasant case for getting some exercise. You’ll see both tourists and locals alike strolling up as the sun begins its swan song.
The start of the steep road up is at Mr Ket Cafe on Ha Long Street, just past the hydrofoil pier and Lucy’s Sports Bar. It’s 2.8 kilometres to the top. Motorbike parking is 5,000 dong. If you take a taxi up, arrange for the taxi to wait for you.
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.