The gate is located on the boundary of Lang Co town, Phu Loc district, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, and Hoa Hiep Bac ward, Lien Chieu district, Da Nang city. It sits at the top of Hai Van Pass, which runs approximately 21 kilometers traversing a spur of the larger Annamite Range that juts into the East Vietnam Sea in central Vietnam.
Hai Van gate (Source: baothuathienhue.vn)The relic complex was built in 1826 under the rule of the Nguyen dynasty’s Emperor Minh Mang, who ordered the construction of multiple defensive structures on Hai Van Pass to protect the then-capital of imperial Vietnam in Hue.
Located 490 meters above sea level, Hai Van Gate literally means 'ocean cloud gate,’ referring to the mists that rise from the sea, reducing visibility.
Thua Thien Hue and Da Nang authorities have agreed on a management plan to speed up a restoration project of the relic site, contributing to promoting local tourism. /.