How to get to the Vinh Hy-Binh Tien Pass

How to get to the Vinh Hy-Binh Tien Pass

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The Vinh Hy-Binh Tien Pass is a scenic motorbike ride that we rank as one of Vietnam’s best. We’ve written all about it in detail here, from the perspective of driving south to it from Cam Ranh, but you can also arrive by driving north from Phan Rang-Thap Cham.

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Those waves look almost surfable. Photo by: Cindy Fan.
Those waves look almost surfable. Photo: Cindy Fan

From Phan Rang-Thap Cham or Ninh Chu, head out of the city east across the Ninh Chu bridge. Turn right on highway TL702 and continue along this road as it follows the edge of the coast, travelling east before it swings north. Continue, past Ninh Chu Bay Beach Club & Bar, through small towns and some stunning scenes of salt farms against a backdrop of dry, craggy hills.

After 12 kilometres, the road starts to empty, the landscape more deserted and scrubby, with wild beach to your right and an enormous boulder fortress to the west along with, of all things, grape vineyards. The area makes a fruit “wine” that tastes like a mix of fruit juice syrup concentrate and red wine vinegar. Yum.

The scenery can get a bit salty. Photo by: Cindy Fan.
The scenery can get a bit salty. Photo: Cindy Fan

TL702 flanks the eastern edge of Nui Chua National Park, a semi-arid chunk of rocky land that completely cuts off this coastal road the rest of Vietnam for 40 kilometres. The road is new and virtually empty. From the bridge to picture perfect Vinh Hy, it is 30 kilometres. Beware of the goats who don’t look both ways before they cross the road.

Just before you reach Vinh Hy, on the crest of a hill, is the super fancy pants Amanoi Resort. Directly across the road from the resort drive/entrance, hidden behind a fence, is a great cafe with reasonably priced lunch eats, cold drinks, comfortable sofas and clean toilets. This is a perfect spot for a break and refreshment—Ninh Thuan is the one of the driest and hottest provinces in Vietnam, and you’ll feel it on the road. Otherwise, you can find a few local snacks in the fishing village and plenty of wild beaches to ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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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.

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