HCMC – Eo Chim Pass is on the border between Tay Tra and Tay Bong districts in Quang Ngai Province. The pass looks like a silk strip stretching over mountains.
You don’t have to win a green jersey of Tour de France to enjoy mountain biking. However, to this class of bikers, riding their bikes on zigzag passes is among the most thrilling parts of the game. In Vietnam, Eo Chim Pass in Quang Ngai Province, some 800 kilometers north of HCMC, may be a place of choice for cyclists who are fond of wonderful panoramic views.
Eo Chim, literally the “waist of a bird,” is a pass separating two districts of the province. On the way, bikers may contemplate spectacular landscapes characterized by cliffs in various shapes. What bikers should do then is taking a deep breath to feel pure air flowing in to refresh their lungs.
The weather on the pass is cool even in summer. Additionally, bikers may be enchanted by streams boasting their cool, pure water.
The sides of the pass are dotted with houses of families of Cor, a local ethnic people. Interested cyclists may stop for a while to talk to local people. Such conversations will reveal the connections among human beings and between them and nature.
Cor children with their innocent eyes may not fully understand the passion of the strangers on their bikes when talking with them. Yet, it is the kids’ residence that is the most admired beauty on the pass. Local wild vegetables and herbs are as simple as the Cor people are, and the visitors will be treated with these local specialties. Some are really tasty, which are sold along the way.