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
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
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