Phuong Hoang Pass – the phoenix of Dak Lak, Tay Nguyen

Phuong Hoang Pass is situated on the National Highway No. 26 and connects Khanh Hoa Province and Dak Lak Province. Like a phoenix wings on the sky brings tourists enjoy a beautiful sky and cloud landscape. Saying good bye to the sea with yellow sand and blue clouds of coastal region, tourists go backwards from the beautiful coastal region over Phuong Hoang Pass – a bird wings among interminable mountains…

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Don't miss the most amazing bends of Phoenix Pass.
Phuong Hoang Pass is situated on the National Highway No. 26 and connects Khanh Hoa Province and Dak Lak Province. Like a phoenix wings on the sky brings tourists enjoy a beautiful sky and cloud landscape. Saying good bye to the sea with yellow sand and blue clouds of coastal region, tourists go backwards from the beautiful coastal region over Phuong Hoang Pass – a bird wings among interminable mountains to come Dak Lak.
Farewell littoral region with coarse sand and blue sea.
Farewell littoral region with coarse sand and blue sea.
Crossing “phoenix wings”
Crossing “phoenix wings”
On the way to Dak Lak
On the way to Dak Lak

PHOENIX “spreads wings”

Phuong Hoang pass is about 12 km length and located in M’’Drak District. It is the Eastern gateway of Dak Lak Province. The pass is a picturesque natural landscape where Yersin went through this pass before discovering Da Lat. The resounding victories with beautiful mountain ranges are still here. Therefore, Phoenix pass is seem to spread his wings in the middle of mountains and forests.
Phuong Hoang Pass Route
Phuong Hoang Pass Route with the imposing curves.

Phoenix Pass in the past was compared with Death pass because of geographical location as well as the risks always lurk visitors while passing this place. Not only by the winding crooked, zigzag mountainous road, Phoenix was once the lair of Central Highlanders bandits making many people wary. Now, the pass has been extended and attracted many backpackers who enjoy a view of wild beautiful scenery.

This pass route attracts many backpackers with many dangerous sleeve-bends.
This pass route attracts many backpackers with many dangerous sleeve-bends.

Phuong Hoang Pass challenges drivers by tortuous bends. Only a mistake can make you falling in danger. However, the feeling of climbing mountain and seeing back the just gone road just like a beautiful spreading wings phoenix following the curve round mountainside that brings an excitement instead of reservation. On this pass route, you can admire the beautiful scenery as a magnificent painting of mountain. The tortuous bends stretch of road as well as mountain peaks of Phuong Hoang Pass make visitors closer to nature.

Row on row of mountains on Phuong Hoang Pass.
Row on row of mountains on Phuong Hoang Pass.

Passing Phuong Hoang Pass and up to high mountain

The majestic moutains and forests scenery of Phuong Hoang Pass connects coastal region with Dak Lak, visitors are attracted by great waterfalls, music of a stream mixed to plants. Crossing Phuong Hoang pass, drivers are stray into high mountains and thick forest, wonderful waterfalls and villages.

After Phuong Hoang Pass route, mighty Dak Lak of high mountains and thick forest will welcome visitors.
After Phuong Hoang Pass route, mighty Dak Lak of high mountains and thick forest will welcome visitors.
Krong Kmar waterfall starts from Chu Yang Sin mountain range and is also known as “the roof of Tay Nguyen”. The waterfall is not only wild, magical, but also very strong symbol of Dak Lak. Krong Kmar flows strongly, sprays white foam into the line of cliffs. Roaring sound of stream is like echoing drum beat in the endless of mountains and forests.
Krong Kmar River sprays big white foam among mountains and forests.
Krong Kmar River sprays big white foam among mountains and forests.

Krong Kmar River is sometimes quiet and gentle just like a shy girl. Great rocks standing side by side waterfall are nice places where are suitable for sighseeing and holding a light picnic along with friends not only eat and drink but also listen to resounding waterfall and view deep blue woodland scenery around. You can throw yourseft soul into nature and magnificent site here. You can stop on great rocky blocks to enjoy short picnic and view free waterfalls among charming natural landscape.

And contemplate waterfalls among charming natural landscape.
And contemplate waterfalls among charming natural landscape.

Dak Lak villages are also destination where you should explore while passing through Phuong Hoang route. Don village is one of the most famous villages which is appeared into literature. It is a big shortcoming when visiting Dak Lak without arriving in the village. Don village is well-known for taming and nurturing elephants. A sightseeing trip that tourists sitting on elephant’s backs is one of the most exciting experiences here.

Simple stilt houses in Don Village.
Simple stilt houses in Don Village.
Arriving Don Village to ride elephants to visit mountain and forest.
Arriving Don Village to ride elephants to visit mountain and forest.

Arriving Dak Lak, Lak lake is a can-not-missed destination where is the largest supplier of freshwater and aquicic resource in the Central Highlands. The lake makes visitors overwhelmed by immensity. Unlike other great falls, Lak lake stands perfectly quite and peaceful.

Quiet and peaceful Lak lake.
Quiet and peaceful Lak lake.

A trip on the lake by a dugout boats just helps us relax with pure air and better know about earning residents’ living on the lake.

Dugout boats – means of transport of local people on Lak Lake The quiet livelihood on the lake Passing Phuong Hoang, up to mountain and jungle of Dak Lak, travelers are sunk in majestic, pristine beauty here if you are familiar with straight, peaceful road, so why not try change to travel to Phuong Hoang ‘wings’ with noisy waterfalls, high mountain peaks together with homely ethnic people.
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