All Things You Should Know Before Travelling to Quang Tri

Quang Tri Province is situated in Central Vietnam and between Quang Binh and Hue city. It is the crossways between North and South Vietnam, as well as to Laos and Thailand. Quang Tri is the home of mainly Kinh people and some minority people like Van Kieu, Ka Tu, Ta Oi, Chinese, etc in the west along the border with Laos.

How Quang Tri is unique?

Not famous as other tourist site of Vietnam like Ha Long Bay but Quang Tri is famous for veteran destination in Vietnam. It was the hot spot in Vietnam-America war. Violent battles took place in Quang Tri during the war against the Americans. They are battles left revolutionary vestiges such as Hien Luong Bridge, 17th parallel, Khe Sanh, Ta Con airport, and Vinh Moc underground tunnels. It's a great idea for visitor who like Vietnamese history.

Originally, Quang Tri was the home of Cham people therefore; there are some architectures remains now.

How to get to Quang Tri?

Quang Tri Province is 600 km away from Hanoi in the north and 1102km from Ho Chi Minh City in the south. The National Highway No 1 through the province. Therefore, there are mainly transportations through Quang Tri. There is no airport for business in Quang Tri. As a result, visitor can take some other options to reach Quang Tri.

By train: There are many trains in and out Dong Ha Train Station daily from north and south country

By open bus

There are many open bus travel from North to South and vice versa. So it has a stop in Dong Ha town.

Below are famous bus companies in Vietnam

In Hanoi

  • Hoang Long bus. Add: 3 Nguyen Khoai – Hai Ba Trung district – Hanoi (Luong Yen bus station). Tel: +844.3987.7225
  • Sinh Cafe (open tour): 38 Ly Nam De – Hoan Kiem district – Hanoi. Tel:+8498.8757.689
  • Dong Hien bus: 281 Doi Can – Ba Dinh district. Tel: +844.3832.7330
  • Hung Long bus: 338 Tran Khat Chan – Cau Giay District – Hanoi. Tel: +844.3972.4505 or +84914.077.779

In Ho Chi Minh

  • Hoang Long bus. 292 Dinh Bo Linh – Binh Thanh district – Ho Chi Minh City (Mien Dong bus station). Tel: +848.2243.8989
  • Sinh Cafe. 246-248 De Tham street – District 1. Tel: +848.3838.9597

Normally visitor travel Vietnam from Quang Binh or Hue city can get to Quang Tri in the way to have more discovered this province and learn about Vietnam history.

Best time to visit Quang Tri?

On the monsoon from May to September, it is hot and dry from southwest winds. In this summer time, relax on beaches are great experience in Quang Tri.

In contract, it is cool and wet from November to March. The temperature this time is around average 24 °C.

Things to see and do in Quang Tri

Famous for the reason Quang Tri is in the front line during the Vietnam War. Therefore, there are many historic war sites to discover a part in Vietnam history.

Vinh Moc tunnels

The Vinh Moc tunnels is in the north of the Ben Hai River built by the locals. They did not want to leave their homes, however, they need the protection from the constant bombing. The tunnels made in 1965 and could hold around 60 families underground at 30 metres. The tunnels had 2,000 metres in length and remained in use until 1972.

Nowadays, it becomes a tourist attraction for tourist to learn about the fighting against of Vietnamese in the war.

The battle of Khe Sanh

The Battle of Khe Sanh took place in the early months of 1968. It resulted in both sides claiming victory. The battle Khe Sanh is combining with Road 9 which was famous during the war time. It is one of the famous sites in to the Demilitarised Zone. It will include Ta Con military airport and Khe Sanh, as well as to Lao Bao border

Hien Luong Bridge & 17th Parallel

It was built by the French in 1952, two years before the agreement to divide the country was signed. American bombing destroyed it at a time that it was seen as a symbol of division. It was rebuilt in 1996 and opened as a relic in 2003. It is now a symbol of unification.

Quang Tri Citadel

The Nguyen Dynasty built Quang Tri Citadel and served as an administrative headquarters. It was destroyed during the war and also the hot spot of Vietnam war. Now it is a monument to commemorate the bravery of Quang Tri’s people during the War.

Cua Tung Beach

Cua Tung is located in An Duc village, Vinh Quang commune, Vinh Linh district, Quang Tri province. From Dong Ha to 30 km long beach to the north, then travel continue another 10 km from Co Me to reach Cua Tung beach. It is the nice beach to enjoy the cool air of the sea and Vinh Moc tunnel is 4 km away.

Cua Viet beach

The beach is 15 km from Dong Ha city. It is located in Gio Viet district, Gio Linh district, Quang Tri province. It stretches with a large beach, fine white sand, clean side of the green poplar forest.

Dakrong Bridge

Crossing the Dakrong River 13km east of the Khe Sanh bus station, Dakrong Bridge was rebuilt in 2001. It is a marker hailing for its importance as a conduit for the Ho Chi Minh Trail now.

Accommodation

Quang Tri is a famous for Demilitarised Zone, however, there are not much accommodation to stay. Traveler can choose guesthouse or mini hotel. For Deluxe hotel it has less choice with some to stay.

  • Deluxe hotels: Saigon Dong Ha hotel, Sepon Boutique Resort - Cua Viet Beach, Muong Thanh Grand Quang Tri Hotel
  • Superior hotels: Golden Quang Tri hotel, Huu Nghi hotel Quang Tri, T & T hotel
  • Guest houses: Duc Thinh guesthouse, Phuong Anh hotel, Quang Minh guesthouse
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