And so the SpeedHolics fantasy world tour rumbles on...
Other road trip destinations may come to mind quicker than Asia, but prepare to be welcomed with open arms into a different style of exploration. Some of these destinations will introduce you to new luxuries of road tripping -- Who knew road-side snack carts selling fresh fruit and coconuts, or pull-over rest stops with hammocks are what you’ve been missing all along?
This is by no means a conclusive list as this continent’s vastness means endless possibilities. We’ve selected routes that will challenge you, thrill you, and hopefully, leave you going back for more.
However, some of these countries don’t play by conventional driving “rules”, and the motorbike reigns supreme over the car in a few. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take to these roads on four wheels -- just make sure to pay close attention to all those bikes.
Hai Van Pass, Da Nang - Hue, Vietnam
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The first of two trips to feature from the stunning Southeast Asian country of Vietnam.
Snaking up from the coastal city of Da Nang to the ancient capital of Hue, you’ll find the Hai Van Pass. Once the key strategic position between North and South Vietnam, its viewpoint at the top of the traverse was called one of the best coastal roads in the world by the Top Gear UK team.
Its feature in Top Gear’s 2008 Vietnam Special makes this road a no-brainer. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views over the ocean and surrounding forest.