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We embarked on a trip through the De-militarized Zone (DMZ) along with our guide. Our guide is a veteran of the Vietnam War. It happens to be a piece of land, isolating the nation into south and north, running 5 KM wide along the Ben Hai River.

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Visit Long Hung Church

In 1955, this church was built and was then devastated amid the clash that happened in Easter 1972. Therefore, North Vietnamese forces had taken up as a position amid the attack of Quang Tri.

Long Hung Church
Long Hung Church

Long Hung Church in Quang Tri, Vietnam succumbed to 8 persistent days of bombings by South Vietnamese and American troops amid the Vietnam War.

Long Hung Church roof
Roof with bullet holes

The congregation has stayed untouched and essentially stays as it was promptly after the bombings happened.

Long Hung Church wall with bullet hole
Long Hung Church wall with bullet holes

Visit The Rockpile

When it was initially seen in July 1966, there was still a vast foe force working at the base and in the shadow of the Rockpile.

The battle for the mountain happened amid Operation Hastings and included 8,000 Marines and 3,000 South Vietnamese troopers.

The base at Dong Ha was utilized as an arranging territory to mount an assault on the DMZ and the range around the Rockpile.

The Rockpile in the background accessible only by helicopter
The Rockpile in the background accessible only by helicopter

Brigadier General Lowell English, an authority responsible for Operation Hastings. Expressed that the Marines tried to overwhelm the North Vietnamese on their pivotal invasion routes.

And to crush and wreck their force in the DMZ district before they have an opportunity to recapture their balance or energy. The Rockpile (Elliot Combat Base) is situated on the south side. Just 10 miles away from the DMZ and a moderately blocked-off area.

Only can be accessed by helicopter, made it a vital United States Army and Marine Corps perception post and cannons base from 1966 to 1969. But today, there is nothing like the base again with just a Vietnam banner which can only be sight.

Explore Khe Sanh American Military Base

Khe Sanh America Military Base was a United States Marine Corps station in South Vietnam utilized amid the Vietnam War.

American Bomber
American Bomber used in Vietnam War

The airstrip was constructed in September 1962. Battling started there in late April 1967 with the slope battles, which later ventured into the 1968 Battle of Khe Sanh.

American Helicopter
American Helicopter used in Vietnam War

U.S. authorities trusted that the North Vietnamese Army would endeavor to rehash their celebrated triumph at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.

Which would allow the U.S. to use tremendous air control.

American Helicopter used in Vietnam War
Another American Helicopter used in Vietnam War

The Khe Sanh American Military Base is presently an exhibition hall (museum) and is very near to the DMZ on the south side near the Laos outskirt.

American Armored Personnel Carrier
American Armored Personnel Carrier

The base is now presently congested from plants. The exhibition hall (museum) is filled up with unutilized helicopters, re-established bunkers, historical pictures and some parts of the airstrip are very obvious.

American Armored Personnel Carrier
Another American Armoured Personnel Carrier
American bunkers in the air base
American bunkers in the air base
American Helicopter used in Vietnam War
American Helicopter used in Vietnam War
American Bomber
Bomber used in Vietnam War
American tank used in the Vietnam War
American tank used in the Vietnam War

Wrapping Up

And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on visiting the DMZ in Vietnam has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there are any more places to visit in Vietnam.

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