Travellers to Vietnam this time will not be unfamiliar with the special tour: The Demilitarized Zone Tour referred to as the DMZ tour. After the wars, Quang Tri has made immortal place-names accompanying years like Hien Luong bridge, Ben Hai river, Vinh Moc tunnel, Ho Chi Minh trail, Carroll military base, Khe Sanh, Ta Con airport, Mc Namara electronic fence, Doc Mieu – Con Tien…
The precious heritages were exchanged by countless blood and bones, and then to now they have been seen as special “tourism products” that nowhere has. As a result, tens of thousands of tourists to Vietnam those who have heard of the fierce war for over 20 years (from 1954-1975) would like to have a tour to the DMZ.
Pick-up in Hue, head north on Highway 1A toward Dong Ha, stop at sites along the way such as Highway of Horror. Continue to Dong Ha, the former headquaters of the elements of the U.S Marines, head west on Route 9.
The first stop is the Rockpile, a look-out of the U.S Marine Corps, See the Van Kieu village on the way to khe sanh. Continue to Khe Sanh village, visit Khe Sanh Combat Base. Lunch in Dong Ha.
After lunch, head north to visit Hien Luong Bridge over Ben Hai river at the middle of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), the river that was the only true physical demarcation between North and South Vietnam.
Continue to Vinh Moc tunnels, the refuge of some 400 north Vietnamese inhabitants during the bombing operation “Rolling Thunder”.
Back to Hue. End of the trip.