Rock Pile – Van Kieu – Khe Sanh – Hien Luong – Vinh Moc
The DMZ lay at the 17th parallel and was created by an agreement known as the Geneva Agreement. The DMZ was breached by the North Vietnamese Army when they constructed the Ho Chi Minh Trail that allowed for the transport of troops and supplies to the National Liberation Front in the south. Head north on Highway One toward Dong Ha, you will pass Quang Tri Citadel, the Ai Tu Airfield, such as Highway of Horror. The first stop is the Rockpile , a look-out of the U.S Marine Corps, visit Van Kieu ethnic minorities people in the Central of Vietnam. After Khe Sanh Combat Base, we head north to visit the Hien Luong Bridge over the 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 “.