Quang Tri, a heroic land

Quang Tri ancient citadel

Quang Tri ancient citadel

Quang Tri ancient citadel

Quang Tri ancient citadel is located in the center of Quang Tri town, about 2 kilometers east of National Highway 1A. This place witnessed the sacrifice of countless young soldiers in the war against the US army. The land here was soaked with the blood of thousands of Vietnam soldiers and other Quang Tri people. Coming to the Citadel, visitors will immerse themselves in a quiet, sacred space reminiscing about the fierce and heroic battles of our troops and people against the American invaders in the 81 days of the summer 1972, and see the resurgence of the land of a time full of rain, bombs. Coming to the Citadel, vistors will feel the spiritual and nostalgic atmosphere and recall the memory of the dauntless struggle in the past.
Quang Tri ancient citadel has been classified by the Ministry of Culture and Information (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) according to Decision No. 235 / QÐ – BVHTT dated December 12, 1986. In 1994, Quang Tri Citadel was classified as a national monument of special importance.

Vinh Moc Tunnel

Vinh Moc Tunnel

Vinh Moc Tunnel

Located in Vinh Thach Commune, Vinh Linh District, 36 kilometers north-east of Dong Ha City, Vinh Moc Tunnel is one of the most unique works of many diferent tunnels in Vinh Linh District. The tunnel was completed from April 1966 to December 1967. With thousands of meters of underground small tunnels and battle trenches, the Vinh Moc tunnel is a continuous underground system connected by 13 doors. The tunnel structure is divided into three layers, the deepest one 23 meters above the ground. The floors are connected by a main road 768m long, from 1.6 to 1.8 meters high, 1.2 to 1.5 meters wide. The two spindle sides are separated from 3 to 5 meters. The tunnel has a large hall accmodating 50 to 80 people. This place is used for meeting place, film screening, performing arts; have surgery stations, maternity homes, observatories, etc.
Vinh Moc is a miniature version of a village built in the ground, and is considered as a place to eat, live, bombs shelter for the people, as well as the headquarters of the local authorities, the logistics of storing food, weapons for Con Co island and the southern battlefield during the war years.
Coming to the Gulf of Tonkin today, visitors are brought back to life as a celebrity and magnanimous with the people and history that made that feat.

The historical Ho Chi Minh road system

The historical Ho Chi Minh road system

The historical Ho Chi Minh road system

In the majestic Truong Son Mountains of the S-shaped country, the honorable road named after the beloved leader of the Vietnamese nation – Ho Chi Minh Road has become a myth, forever echoes the chorus of a Time: “Slice down the Truong Son to save the country, which expands the future”.

Truong Son Mountains

Truong Son Mountains

In particular, the Ho Chi Minh Troad through Quang Tri Province has become the most important center during the war years against the American imperialists. The system of Ho Chi Minh road relics includes:
Khe Ho: is the name of the mountainous area located in the west of Vinh Linh district, belonging to Vinh Ha commune, about 7 kilometers from Ben Quan town. This is the first point of the simple memorial trail on Truong Son road, in order to support the Southern battlefield at the most difficult time, opening the Vietnamese main battlefield.

Khe Sanh – Sa Gam – Ta Long: This is a branch of the Ho Chi Minh road, located in the two districts Huong Hoa and Dakrong. This route connects to Road No. 9 at Km65, and intersects Ho Chi Minh road at Km72, 27km from Dakrong. This is a strategic transport route contributing greatly to the struggle for total liberation of the South.

Khe Sanh

Khe Sanh

Ben Tat suspension bridge: the bridge across the upper Ben Hai river, located on the Road No.15, in Vinh Truong commune, Vinh Linh district, 40 meters to the north-west of the Truong Son National Cemetery. The Ben Tat Bridge was built in 1973 by the 99th Engineer Regiment on the 15th Street, to replace the Ben Hai River overpass by Ben Tat. At November 1973, BenTat suspension bridge was completed and put into use, contributing to accelerate the speed of spending for the Southern battlefield.

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