Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

After the Agreements of Geneva resulting in the partition of Vietnam into two zones (1954 to 1975), with the Ben Hai River serving as the demarcation line between the North and the South, a Demilitarised Zone of 5 km on either side of the River was created.
Located at the 17th parallel, and around 100 km North of Hue, the DMZ was the scene of several battles during the American war and still today contains interesting sites rich in history.