Bến Xe

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  • Day169

    DMZ - Zwischen Nord und Süd Vietnam

    November 20, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    We have left Hue today and drove to the former demilitarized zone of Vietnam. Today the border between north and south Vietnam can only be seen on a bridge. The yellow part of the bridge belongs to South Vietnam and the blue part to North Vietnam. On our way to the old border we passed several former observation towers, but there is not a lot more to see from former days than that. Today people live a normal life in this area with only some monuments remembering the war several years ago.

    Heute war es Zeit Hue zu verlassen und weiter Richtung Norden zu fahren. Der Weg führte uns durch die ehemalige Demilitarisierte Zone oder mit anderen Worten über die Grenze von Süd Vietnam in den Nord Vietnam. Schon einige Kilometer bevor wir an der alten Grenze waren konnte man am Straßenrand viele alte, verfallene Wachtürme sehen. Die Grenze erkennt man heutzutage allerdings nur noch an einigen Denkmälern und der Brücke über den Han River. Der gelbe Teil gehörte zum Süden und der blaue zum Norden.
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  • Day15

    Hien Luong Bridge and Museum

    September 4, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    I mentioned it was a long day so much to see and learn about and we are still learning.

    The Hien Luong Bridge is a bridge across the Ben Hai river, which was part of the border between North and South Vietnam from 1954 until the reunification in 1976. The bridge is an important national monument to the reunification of Vietnam.

    The bridge is now just a pedestrian bridge. You can walk across the old bridge over the entire length 165 metres. We did not walk across as it was quite hot today.

    We then visited the museum which is near the bridge which houses propaganda war remnants and two memorials.
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Bến Xe, Ben Xe