Saigon – Dong Ha – a great base for Quang Tri exploration

Saigon – Dong Ha – a great base for Quang Tri explorationQuang Tri Province is renowned for splendid landscapes, interesting local cultures, food as well as friendly residents. The land is also famous for historical relics.

Quang Tri lies on the road linking the central region’s world heritage sites, with Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park world natural heritage site to the north, and Hue’s ancient citadel, the ancient town of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary as the world cultural heritage sites to the south.

Quang Tri also has war-related historical sites which tourists appreciate such as Quang Tri’s ancient citadel, Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Tunnel and McNamara Line (electric fence) named after former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara who was involved in its creation.

The province has a combination of cultures of the central region and ethnic minority groups like Van Kieu and Pa Co and it enjoys well-known events such as the Pa Co buffalo-stabbing festival.

In regard to cuisine, the area attracts visitors by local specialties such as seafood of Tung and Viet estuaries, roasted young pigs and Sai Market spring rolls. Lao Bao Border Gate Economic Zone fascinates many tourists who love shopping.

The four-star Saigon – Dong Ha Hotel under management of Saigontourist is recommended as the perfect accommodation for tourists in the Quang Tri area. Situated in downtown Dong Ha City by the Hieu River and Dong Ha Bridge, the hotel has 98 rooms, three restaurants, one bar and other facilities such as a conference hall, fitness center and spa.

To give customers an interesting experience of a land of spirituality and memories, the hotel is offering many tours to discover Quang Tri such as a two-day-one-night tour of Dong Ha-Khe Sanh-Lao Bao-Vinh Moc, a tour for discovering Con Co Island, and other tours to explore destinations in the central region.

Vinh Moc military base is a real highlight. Located about 40 kilometers from Dong Ha City, the site is tunnel-based with three floors underground, the deepest is about 22 meters from the surface.

The Saigon – Dong Ha Hotel is located at 1 Bui Thi Xuan Street in Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province, tel: 053.35777888, fax: 053.3577889,, website:

(Sai Gon Times)

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