Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River

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Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River Overview

Hien Luong Bridge and the Ben Hai River in central Quang Tri province forever symbolize an enduring symbol of the everlasting desire for peace, national independence and reunification.

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Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River In Quang Tri, Vietnam

Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River History

The Geneva Agreements on Vietnam signed in 1954 divided Vietnam into North and South with the 17th Parallel where the Ben Hai River runs through the central province of Quang Tri as a borderline. The temporary division was only expected to last two years, but it then remained for 21 years along with the great struggle for national reunification.

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Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River in 1954

Throughout this prolonged period, the Hien Luong Bridge in Vinh Thanh village in Vinh Linh district of Quang Tri province symbolized the division, expectations and the pain of loss and Separation. The Bridge represents the desire for national reunification. The soldiers and people of Quang Tri have been side by side with soldiers and people nationwide demonstrate their ingenuity, bravery, and great loyalty for the nation to win the prolonged struggle, creating glorious pages in the history.

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Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River and Border Flagpole in Quang Tri

Hien Luong Bridge is also the witness of victory, that led to the national reunification in Spring 1975. Hien Luong Brigde was a political, diplomatic and military front. War ended long time ago and Hien Luong Bridge stood the test of time to remind people about the country’s tragic but ultimately victorious past.

Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River Map

How to get Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River?

You can get Hien Luong Bridge by a taxi from Quang Tri Center. But If you stay at Hue, you should book the DMZ Tour Hue from Vietnam Shore Excursions. This is the best way to see two places and hear the deep history of Vietnam War.

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