Quang Binh - Quang Tri

Situated in the narrowest strip of land in the country. Quang Binh is famous for Phong Nha Caves, Quang Tri has the vestiges of one of the most famous wars in history, the ancient citadel of Khe Sanh, Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River...

PHONG NHA CAVES

This complex of 14 caves is situated in a region of limestone mountains. Phong Nha Caves have total length of 7729m, the caves and grottoes are 10 to 40m high, the deeper one penetrates, the more magical are the nature aspects of the cave. Phong Nha Caves are the longest water-caverns with the highest and broadest entrance and the longest underground viver in Vietnam. It also shows that the underground sand and stone beachs were the broadest and the most beautiful. These caves contain the most beautiful underground lake and the most beautiful and magical stalactites and stalagmites.

VINH MOC TUNNEL

In June 1965, Vinh Moc was almost entirely destroyed. The people of Vinh Moc started digging an underground network of tunnels and rooms for the village popunLtion, comprising 82 families for total of 300 people. The passage is approximately 7m under the surface. Seventeen babies were delivered in the passage during the war.

THE 17th PARALLEL

( Ben Hai Rriver and Hien Luong Bridge )
Ben Hai River runs 100km in Truong Son Mountains to meet the sea at Cua Tung Mouth. The widest part of the river is about 200m, the portion covered by Hien Luong Bridge is approximatele 170m wide. Under the Geneva agreement on Vietnam in 1954, Ben Hai River was selected as a temporary demarcation line separating the country into two parts. Hien Luong Bridge was divided into parts, each serving as a border gate. Nowadays, Ben Hai River and Hien Luong Bridge have become the historic landmarks and great tourist attractions.

QUANG TRI CITADEL

Was built in 1824 upon order of Minh Mang King. The citadel was initially built in clay and was rebuilt with bricks four years later. Nowadays, you can see several pieces of brick walls remaining from the citadel.

KHE SANH COMBAT BASE

Khe Sanh is a valley surrounded entirely by rolling mountains and forest. Topographically, Khe Sanh is similar to Dien Bien Phu. It used to be an American defense station believed to be unassailable. The entrenched fortifications surrounding Khe Sanh comprise three areas: Ta Con, Lang Vay and Huong Hoa. More than 10,000 army men were stationed at Khe Sanh, not to speak of many other troops ready to intervene.

Back to the Top 

 

Information provided by Vietnam Tourism Board.

 

Home | Bhutan | Brunei | Cambodia | China-Yunnan | East Timor | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Japan | Kazakstan | Korea | Kyrgystan | Laos | Malaysia Maldives | Mongolia | Myanmar | Nepal | Pakistan | Philippines | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Tajikistan | Taiwan | Thailand | Tibet | Turkmenistan | Vietnam Uzbekistan

 

Website partner : Asia-planet.com...Tours and Hotels around Asia.
Version Francaise : Planete-asie.com

Copyright © 2002 Orasia co.,ltd. (Asia-planet.net) All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission prohibited.