From Tigit Jon’s perspective –
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Both are amazing for their own reasons. Choosing one, I would have to go with Ho Chi Minh to Danang.
- Ho Chi Minh to Danang has consistent weather, also hot weather. I love the heat!
- We get to see both the mountains and the coast. The variation of driving style and scenery is inspiring.
- The South (if knowing where to look), really provides that “stuck in Nam’s Jungle”, feeling. Tropical forests, heat, mud and off-roading!
- I enjoy meandering roads which also throw in open straights. I find the “more extreme mountains”, to have a little bit too much turn left, then turn right, then turn left again.
3 Replies to “HCM to Danang or Danang to Hanoi, which is best and why?”
You mentioning places to experience the “stuck in Nam’s jungle feeling.” Where can I do this? I’m an intermediate rider?
There are areas around Cat Tien National park, up to Dalal where you can really get lost.
We do have some maps that are provided upon request.
For me the HCM highway was the highlight. The caves of Phong Nha, the roads were beautiful and inspiring. I also liked the more traditional looking village styles you see in the North.