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Vinh Moc Tunnels

A highly impressive complex of tunnels, Vinh Moc is the remains of a coastal North Vietnamese village that literally went underground in response to unremitting American bombing. More than 90 families disappeared in…
Historic Site in Demilitarised Zone

Khe Sanh Combat Base

The site of the most famous siege of the American War, the USA’s Khe Sanh Combat Base was never overrun, but saw the bloodiest battle of the war. About 500 Americans, 10,000 North Vietnamese troops and uncounted civ…
Historic Site in Demilitarised Zone

Quang Tri

Quang Tri once boasted an important citadel, but little of its old glory remains. In the Easter Offensive of 1972, North Vietnamese forces laid siege to and then captured the town. This provoked carpet bombing and a…
Monument in Demilitarised Zone

Ben Hai River

Once the border between North and South Vietnam, Ben Hai River’s southern bank now has a grandiose reunification monument, its stylised palm leaves oddly resembling missiles. Cua Tung Beach’s fine golden sands are j…
Historic Site in Demilitarised Zone

Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill (Ap Bia) was the site of a tumultuous battle in May 1969 between US forces and the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) over a 900m-high mountain – resulting in over 600 North Vietnamese and 72 American deaths…
Cemetery in Demilitarised Zone

Truong Son National Cemetery

An evocative memorial to the legions of North Vietnamese soldiers who died along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, this cemetery is a sobering sight. More than 10,000 graves dot these hillsides, each marked by a simple white t…
Historic Site in Demilitarised Zone


Visible from Hwy 9, this 230m-high karst outcrop once had a US Marine Corps lookout on top and a base for American long-range artillery nearby. The Rockpile is 29km west of Dong Ha on Hwy 9.
Bridge in Demilitarised Zone

Dakrong Bridge

Crossing the Dakrong River 13km east of the Khe Sanh bus station, this bridge was rebuilt in 2001 and bears a marker hailing its importance as a conduit for the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Historic Site in Demilitarised Zone

Con Thien Firebase

Only one bunker remains of the US Marine Corps base that used to cover the three small hills here. In September 1967 Con Thien was besieged by the NVA, provoking a US response of 4000 bombing sorties. Today the regi…
Historic Site in Demilitarised Zone

Camp Carroll

Camp Carroll's colossal cannons used to shell targets as far away as Khe Sanh. All that remains now is a Vietnamese memorial. The turn-off to Camp Carroll is 10km west of Cam Lo; it’s 3km from Hwy 9.