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Paradise of the Lepers Forgotten

VIETNAM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Views [306]

On route between the historical towns of Hue and Hoi An in Central Vietnam there is a rugged mountain range that rises precipitously out of the sea. Across this mountain range is a winding road crossing the notorious Hai Van Pass which rises from sea level to four hundred and fifty one metres above sea level before dropping into the other side in its twenty one kilometres. In recent years though a tunnel has been opened going directly through the mountain range diverting almost all traffic away from the pass. Only the tourists take the pass. Thankfully the road had been well maintained since the tunnel has opened.

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Tags: forgotten, leper colony, paradise

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