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Demilitarized Zone Vietnam DMZ Introduction
DMZ Vietnam is a demilitarized zone constructed under the 1954 Geneva Agreement on Indochina. It was erected with the original purpose of being a temporary military frontier between the forces of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the French armies with allied forces. Later, Vietnam DMZ became a dividing line between North and South Vietnam territories from July 1954 to 1976.
These days, Quang Tri Province has maintained a massive historical relic system of DMZ Vietnam Zone that more and more visitors want to experience this destination once they have been to central Vietnam.
What to see in Demilitarized Zone Vietnam DMZ?
Departing from Hue through Dong Ha City, visitors will first visit Vinh Moc Tunnels – one of the most majestic historical vestiges of DMZ in Vietnam. In the afternoon, back to Ho Chi Minh Road, we will show you the 17th parallel, Hien Luong Bridge along with Ben Hai River and Rockpile Vietnam.
The DMZ Vietnam is a unique work that has attracted a huge number of tourists, especially international ones. This journey also takes you to Khe Sanh Combat Base after crossing Dakrong Bridge Vietnam.
All destinations in Vietnam DMZ Zone will recreate the most vivid cultural values combining the past with the present will give the visitors a memorable experience of Vietnam.
Vinh Moc Tunnels
Located deep beneath the dark earth, Vinh Moc Tunnels has been known as an underground miniature village – the largest historical tunnel in DMZ Area Vietnam. It is hardly believed that there were Vinh Moc Tunnels – a living and fighting world completely isolated from the outside world.
In the midst of fierce years of bombing, seventeen children in Vinh Moc Tunnels Vietnam were given birth that all has shown how perfect the whole complex system of caves was. Today, it has become a historical icon as well as a famous tourist attraction for a heroic period in Vietnamese history.
Hien Luong Bridge & Ben Hai River
Hien Luong Bridge & Ben Hai River are two destinations that witnessed the occasion of dividing Vietnam into two regions and historical events associated with such fights between the Vietnamese people and army during the Vietnam War.
After the Geneva Agreement was signed on July 20, 1954, Vietnam was temporarily divided into the North and the South, taking Hien Luong Bridge – 17th parallel as the boundary.
It was initially said to last until July 1965 after a general election to unify the whole country. However, due to the ups and downs of history, Vietnamese people had to fight continuously for 21 years (until 1975) so that the whole country would be unified again.
The Rockpile Vietnam
As you know, Rockpile Vietnam located in the rocky mountain north is one of the US military bases, used as a watchtower to observe activities of the Vietnam People’s Army in the DMZ Zone Vietnam in Quang Tri from 1966 and 1968.
The Rockpile is 230m high with no way up or down. All supplies there were brought by helicopters. The US soldiers even used the water sprayed from helicopters to take a shower. Dirty clothes would be collected before transferring to the Philippines for doing the laundry.
Dakrong Bridge Vietnam
Dakrong Bridge Vietnam today was built in 1975, after the reunification of Vietnam country. Located to the west of the main DMZ Vietnam, Dakrong Bridge was known as the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail network. During the years of conflict with the US Army, this destination was fiercely disputed.
Although Dakrong Bridge Vietnam collapsed many times. It is now a grand suspension bridge that seems to be unbreakable. Across the bridge is a small village known as a popular stop for group tours visiting DMZ Vietnam. The remarkable scenery along the road will be worth the ride.
Khe Sanh Combat Base
Khe Sanh Combat Base has been known as a fierce battlefield that has marked many glorious victories for our Vietnamese army and people. Located on an important position – on the No.9 Road leading to both Laos and the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The US Military has constructed this destination with the purpose of preventing the Vietnam People’s Army from assisting their army in South Vietnam as well as separating the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Khe Sanh Base Vietnam has been notable all over the world in early 1968 as it made the American Headquarters totally confused. The US President – Lyndon B. Johnson had to set up a “Situation Room” in the White House with a model of the Khe Sanh Combat Base Map placed there.
- You may like our Hue DMZ Tour
Booking Hue DMZ Tour, you will have a great full-day private tour to explore all the highlights of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Vietnam as well as the La Vang Holyland, the world-famous pilgrimage village site of the Catholics every year!