Hien Luong Bridge - Ben Hai River
Hien Luong Bridge crossing Ben Hai River, located in Hien Luong Village, Vinh Thanh Commune, Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province, is used to be the temporary demarcation line dividing the North and South of Vietnam under the Geneva Agreement (July 20, 1954). The cluster of relics include Hien Luong Bridge, Hien Luong Flagpole, Loudspeaker system in the North, Union House and Hien Luong Police Station, Cua Tung People's Armed Police Station; Xuan Hoa Police Station, Flagpole and loudspeaker system on the South bank; Crossing wharfs on Ben Hai River: Cua Tung Wharf (Wharf A), Tung Luat Wharf (Wharf B), Luy Wharf (Wharf C), Thuong Dong and Duc Duc Wharfs. Ticket to Hien Luong - Ben Hai relic site costs 40,000VND/time, from 7:00 to 17:00 daily.
From Doc Mieu, going along National Highway 1A about 6.5km, visitors will come to the special National Monument of Hien Luong - Ben Hai, which is considered the center of the highest expression of historical issues about the period when the country was divided into two regions: North and South.
Vinh Moc Tunnel
This tunnel was started digging in April 1966 and was basically completed in December 1967 with a total length of 1,701m. The tunnel system consists of 3 floors: the first floor is 12m deep, used for maneuvering combat and shelter; the second floor is 15m deep below the ground, used for accommodation and living of Vinh Linh army and people; The last floor is 23m deep, used for storing food and weapons, and transporting supplies to Con Co Island. The entire Vinh Moc tunnel system has 13 doors leading to the outside, of which there are seven doors leading to the sea, six doors leading to the hill. Inside the tunnels, there are three wells, a hall (with a capacity of about 50 people), infirmary, maternity house, surgery station, Hoang Cam kitchen, rice warehouse, telephone station...
From the exit doors, visitors can take more souvenir photos at the sea area and the embankment behind the tunnels. Occasionally, visitors can buy fresh snails, fish, and seafood caught by local people. Ticket price to Vinh Moc is 40,000VND. Opening hours are from 7:00 to 17:00. Vinh Moc Tunnels is about 7km from Ru Linh if you follow Cap Lai Road. Vinh Moc Tunnels is located in Vinh Moc Village, Kim Thach Commune, Vinh Linh District .
Gio An Ancient Well
There are basically three main types: (i) Water wells are made up of stone balls with the rule of common vessels. In Tan Van Village, Pheo Well still exists. (ii) The second type is a well formed into a large water tank at the foot of the groundwater. Typical for this type of well are Grandmother well ("giếng Bà"), Grandfather well (giếng Ông), and Tiny shrimp well (giếng Tép) in Hao Son Village. (iii) The last type of rock stacking well has the most complete structure, consisting of two or three steps separated by layers of pebbles with different uses of the settling tank - the beach - the storage tank. Typical for this type of folding well are Dao well, Trang well, Kinh well, Mang well, Coi well, and Gai well.
Taking Dong Ha city center as the starting point, run north along National Highway 1A for about 15km, turn left along Road 75 to Gio An Commune, Gio Linh District, there still exists a system of stone wells dating back thousands of years.
Visitors coming here will enjoy the fresh air of the rural village of Quang Tri, bathe in cool well water from the underground circuit of the basalt hills flowing from the ancient well, and enjoy a special vegetable - Rau Liet (a clean vegetable that clings lightly to rocky soil, grows green by taking nutrients mainly from ancient well water). The lush green Liet vegetable field, dotted with small stone water channels, will be an image that is hard to fade in the hearts of every visitor when having the opportunity to visit this place. Note that the Liet vegetable season only starts from October of the lunar calendar every year and lasts about 5-6 months, depending on the weather. Liet vegetables with beef is a specialty dish of Gio An. This dish is available at restaurants in Quang Tri during the vegetable harvest season.
Ta Puong Waterfall
Including waterfall 1 and waterfall 2, located in Huong Viet Commune, Huong Hoa District. Ta Puong 1 Waterfall has a height of over 20m flowing straight from the middle of the mountain to the bottom through steep, dangerous cliffs, attracting adventurers. About 20 minutes walk from Ta Puong 1 Waterfall downstream is Ta Puong 2 Waterfall. This is a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the cool water in the wide lake, the deepest place is about 10m, the lake water is clear that you can see its bottom.
With its unique terrain, Western Quang Tri contains many tourist attractions that still retain the pristine and majestic beauty of the mountains and forests. In addition to Ta Puong Waterfall, this area also has many potential tourist destinations such as Rao Quan eco-tourism area; Chenh Venh Waterfall; Ta Con flower garden, Valley farm... These are tourist attractions located on the Ho Chi Minh Route - the western branch along the Truong Son mountain range, which is very convenient for the traffic axis.
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