The Battle of Quang Tri CitadelThe province of Quang Tri straddle the 2 sides of the Ben Hai River which was the demarcation line between the North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The former DMZ was in Quang Tri Province, the land of which was the most heavily bombed during the war. Visiting Quang Tri, you are traveling back in time to the fierce battles that took place here once upon a time...

Paradissa's travel guide for Quang Tri includes detailed information for the former battlefields, the historical tours, the battles...

  • The battle of Khe Sanh which took place from 21 January to 8 April 1968 commanded wide attention from the world media. For 77 days, Khe Sanh was under constant ground and artillery attacks by the People's Army of Vietnam. Khe Sanh since has also been the focus of many controversies and has remained a mystery among historians and political analysts as to the meaning of the attacks by the People's Army of Vietnam...

  • Quang Tri is 580km south of Ha Noi and 75km north of Hue. Quang Tri contained most of the area called DMZ during the war. It was heavily destroyed and sprayed in the war.

  • By mid 1954, the French had realized that it had lost the war to the Viet Minh and would not want to fight further. The Geneva Conference was held on the 20th and 21st of July 1954 to solve the problems in Indochina producing a number of agreements to settle the war. The set of agreements was called the Geneva Accord.

  • After the Geneva Accord in 1954, the north and the south of Vietnam was temporarily divided at the 17th parallel and the Ben Hai River was the temporary military demarcation line. The Demilitarized Zone (or DMZ) of no more than 5km in width was created on either side of the Ben Hai River.