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“Scenic Pass on Route QL32, Vietnam”
Review of Khau Pha Pass

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Along Quoc Lo 32 (QL32) four hours from Yen Bai after passing through Nghia Lo and another one small street town of Tu Le between Van Chan and Mu Cang Cai District. About 13km from here on the right before the peak at around 1500m above sea level. There is a magnificent landscape of Lim Mong Valley on the right as you ascend to the peak. It is said to be the longest pass 930km) on QL32. Some local community has took advantage of this awesome landscape and built some viewing tower at the edge of the mountain. Just make a small contribution and you can use the facilities especially for photographing where you will have a birds eye view of the whole valley. It is one of best viewpoint along QL 32 if you did not stay in La Pan Tan or Mu Cang Cai. Many tourist will conquer the pass in this district during the harvesting season from September to October when the rice terraces at it prime of golden colour each year. There is a monument at the peak, a memorial monument for the Khau Pha guerrillas nicknamed the “cloud warriors” during the revolutionary with French troops. The pass always has thick clouds due to the terrain and is encourage to travel this road in daylight as it has steep mountain drop and certain section has land slide and erosion. I understand most of the many erosion along this stretch of QL32 just occur in the in the July and August this year. It has deteriorated since I use this route in 2015. However restoration is still going on and is passable.

Thank KianHian L
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