DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) was formed according to the Geneva Agreements on Indochina in 1954 with the initial purpose of temporarily dividing Vietnam into 2 states. It is expected that the demarcation line would be removed after the election in 1956. However, this election has never been organized; thus, this line became the border between the North and South Vietnam during the war till 1975. Currently, DMZ is open for tourists to visit and learn about Vietnam War.
Tourist sites include:
– Hien Luong Bridge: the boundary separating Vietnam into 2 states from 1954 to 1975
– Vinh Moc Tunnels: a complex of tunnels dug by the families in the village with the purpose of sheltering from the bombs. There were about 60 families connecting together under the depth of about 30m. Nowadays, it is used as a historical and tourism site.
– Ta Con Airport – Khe Sanh: is known as US’s military outpost in the years 1966 – 1968. Nowadays, It exhibits the weapons of the US Army and the pictures of war.