Central Highands

Da Lat - Around Da Lat - Di Linh - Bao Loc - Dan Nhim Lake - Ngoan Muc Pass - Buon Ma Thuot - Around Boun Ma Thuot - Pleiku - Kon Tum


Known to the French as Bellevue Pass, Ngoan Muc Pass (altitude 980m) is 5km east of Dan Nhim Lake and 64km west of Phan Rang. On a clear day you can see the ocean, 55km away. As the highway winds down the mountain it passes under two gargantuan water pipes-still guarded by armed troops in concrete fortifications that link Dan Nhim Lake with the hydroelectric power station. South of the road (to the right as you face the ocean) you can see the steep tracks of the cre- maillere (cog railway) linking Thap Cham with Dalat . At the top of Ngoan Muc Pass there's a waterfall next to the highway, pine forests and the old Bellevue train station.