The Demilitarized Zone, better known as DMZ, is one of the top destinations in Hue, the former capital of Vietnam separating the North and the South regions of the country. The DMZ starts five kilometers South and five kilometers North from the Ben Hai River, which geographically separates the two regions, and was the “cease-fire” zone during the Vietnam-American War.
The war-affected areas in Hue always draw a lot of foreign visitors. And why not? The Vietnam War was one of the most significant wars in history and was followed not just by world leaders but also by the citizens of other countries. Indeed, whatever political leanings you may have, wars have always touched and changed our lives and the sites that marked these changes will continue to arouse interest, curiosity and fascination with people years after the wars have concluded. [Read more…]