Weaving through the Central Highland’s legendary road

By Nguyen Thanh Chung | dtinews.vn |

Travelling on a bendy road linking Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa province and Da Lat City in Lam Dong Central Highlands stuns visitors and leaves them in awe.

Driving along the road reflecting the sunlight, wooden-made houses are seen looming among the hills and mountains.

The road connecting the coastal city of Nha Trang and the flower city of Da Lat.

It used to be that to travel from Nha Trang to Da Lat, visitors had to follow the 228-km route Nha Trang – Phan Rang (Ninh Thuan Province)-Da Lat.

In 2002, leaders of Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong provinces agreed to open a new route which shortened the distance between these two famous tourism cities by nearly 90km.

The Nha Trang-Dat Lat route, with its breathtaking scenery of mountains and immense forests, also contributes to the socio-economic development of the two provinces.

At this time of year, it’s easy to feel the distinct weather differences with sunlight in Nha Trang City, coolness at the 1000-metre altitude and white spaces of fog in the boundary between Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong provinces. Passers had their clothes got wet or hair covered with a thin layer of fog, which brought them a feeling of coldness. The scenery is a natural painting. Travelling for an additional 10km, the weather got warmer under the sun.

The 140km Nha Trang-Dat Lat road has become a choice for people who like exploring.

The road has a romantic feeling as it is still deserted

Suspension bridge among mountains

Surrounded by fog

A sight similar to northwestern Vietnam

Seeping in through the mist, the sun starts to appear

Many streams and waterfalls just several metres from the road

On the road, visitors can learn about the life of locals. Raglai ethnic minority people mostly live in Khanh Vinh District, Khanh Hoa Province

A dreamlike villa in the middle of pipe tree hill