Tinh Quang Tri Things to Do

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Tinh Quang Tri Things to Do

  • Vinh Moc Tunnels

    The tunnels at Vinh Moc are a testament to human tenacity. Like the tunnels in the south at Cu Chi, soldiers and civilians took to the underground, literally, digging over a mile of tunnels from 1965 to 1966 to support Viet Cong troops and confound U.S. battalions at this strategic position near the line of north-south demarcation. Around 300...

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  • Ben Hai River

    The Ben Hai River is at the centre of the DMZ, the official dividing point between Vietnam's north and south. Again, as elsewhere, there is precious little here left over from the war - a single bunker that was used as a defensive position against those attacking from the south, and some loudspeakers beside the Hien Luong Bridge that were used for...

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  • Hien Luong Bridge

    We crossed over the modern road bridge over the Ben Hai River that marked the DMZ on our way along Highway 1 to visit the Vinh Loc Tunnels. Beside the bridge is the original bridge which is closed to all but foot traffic.

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  • Doc Mieu Base/Memorial

    This memorial is located on a small hill that overlooks the flat paddy fields and Ben Hai River that marked the DMZ, just to the north of the town of Gio Linh. I don't know what the memorial is about except that it's a great piece of Communist art. We stopped here for a while before heading on over the Ben Hai River. Before we arrived here, we...

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  • Khe Sanh Memorial

    This memorial is located in the town of Khe Sanh where the main road leads up to the American Base and another roads heads into the town.

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  • Khe Sanh Combat Base - Museum

    There's a small museum here around which some military hardware is on display such as a bunker, spent ordinance, a Bell UH-1H Huey, Boeing CH-47 Chinook, M41 Walker Bulldog tank and artillery pieces. On display in the museum are various small arms together with photos from the battles around Khe Sanh and also Operation Lam Son 719, dioramas, and...

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  • Khe Sanh Combat Base - The Airstrip

    The former airstrip has been fenced off behind the museum building but there's nothing much to see except for coffee and banana plantations. It is said, to this day nothing will grow on the airstrip itself.

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  • Khe Sanh Combat Base

    In January 1968, the Viet Cong launched a devastating attack on this base, located about 45km southwest of Dong Ha, as a diversion in preparation for the Tet Offensive. Americans held on for three months under heavy fire, but after Tet, withdrew back to Camp Carol. But before they left, they ploughed everything that remained of their base into the...

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  • Ho Chi Minh Trail & Dakrong Bridge

    The current incarnation of the Dakrong Bridge was built in 1975 after reunification. Just west of the main DMZ zone, the bridge was considered the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail network and during the years of conflict with the United States, this access point was hotly contested. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a vital north-south supply route for...

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  • The Rockpile

    The Rockpile is a high, isolated rocky outcrop that's located about 27km west of Dong Ha along Highway 9. It rises to an elevation of about 210 m (690 ft) above the surrounding terrain. Its relatively inaccessible location, reached only by helicopter, made it an important United States Army and Marine Corps observation post and artillery base from...

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  • DMZ Tour

    I took my tour of the DMZ with the Hanh Cafe which involved a very early start - I was picked up from my hotel at the god awful time of 6.40am. We made our way out of Hue towards the town of Dong Ha which is located about 20km south of where the DMZ was along the Ben Hai River. When we reached Dong Ha, we headed inland on Highway 9 which was built...

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  • Hien Luong Bridge

    The Hien Luong Bridge crosses over the Ben Hai River, which was the demarcation line between North and South Vietnam. The original bridge was bombed to smithereens in 1967 and the one that you cross now was built following the Paris cease-fire agreements in 1973. Of course, only the North Vietnam entrance to the old bridge still stands.

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  • The Rockpile

    This 230m hill was used as a US marine lookout and had a long-range artillery base set up at the foot of it. All you can see today is a hill.

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  • Frame of a Church

    Another relic of the war. This former church is riddled with bullet holes. If you have a vivid imagination you can just envision the deadly fight that must have gone on here.

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  • Khe Sanh Combat Base

    This was the site of the famous siege during the Tet offensive of 1968. Approximately 500 Americans, 10,000 North Vietnames troops, and an unknown number of Vietnamese civilians died in the fighting around here.The only things left here are a few military vehicles and touched up helicopters. There are a few bunkers put together. There is also a...

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  • Vinh Moc Tunnels

    The Vinh Moc tunnels are where thousands of Vietnamese lived during the war. There are 2.8km of these underground passageways. They are larger than those of Cu Chi and are the real thing.The tunnels were built as the American began a massive aerial and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam and the villagers couldn't possibly live in shelters above...

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