Welcome to Vietnam War Travel

Welcome to our Vietnam War site where we hope to be taking you on a journey to the places where the history of the Vietnam War was written.  We are a small team of war history enthusiasts who have been regularly travelling to Vietnam over the last decades.  Our aim is to profile not just the major and more well-known former camps and battlefields of the war but also some small not so well known sites like LZs that were still significant in the overall war.

If you have come here looking for a specific location, we hope you will find it. If not, then please get in touch with us and maybe we can add it to our planning, butt make sure to also look around the site and discover other interesting locations. To fully enjoy the content of this website make sure to also click on the videos that we have shot on most of the sites we have visited.

We started this site during the fall of 2017 and we are happy to see that it is already the leading site in its category based on search statistics. We are grateful to you our readers for this honor and we believe it is because we focus only on original content  produced by us and that, before we publish anything, we make sure to be accurate in terms of the site specifics as such but also any history content we publish.

Our pictures and videos focus on the area that was the former Republic of Vietnam and they show what you will find at the sites today.  These pictures have been collected from our journeys around the country with the focus being on the conflicts between 1945 and 1975.

All content including pictures and videos are created by the people behind this site, unless otherwise noted.  We are continuously adding new content to the site so make sure to come back and discover new places that we have visited. We have an exciting 2018 coming up with many more locations to be published on the site so make sure to come back regularly.

Traveling in the footsteps of war is a very special experience. History has shaped the world to what it is today and by understanding the history, we can understand why the world looks like it does today. For some who lived through this part of history, a trip in Vietnam could be a difficult experience, for others it can help heal old wounds and replace bad memories with good.

For those who were not there, we hope that a trip in Vietnam can be of help to understand what really happened, visiting these places is more than just sightseeing. When you see the steep hills and the dense jungle, smell and burn in the frantic sun, the story becomes more alive. For those who have found our site and never visited Vietnam, read up as much as you can with us and on other sites.

This site is nonpolitical and our aim is to provide information only, not to make judgements or draw conclusions.

We hope you enjoy looking at our pictures and videos as much as we enjoyed taking them.

 

 

Dakrong valley
The Dakrong valley

I Corps

Discover the bases and battlefields along Route 9 south of The DMZ in Quang Tri Province. Travel south through Thua Thien province and visit the Ashau valley with Hamburger Hill and the battle of Hue during the Tet offensive in 1968. Visit the legendary battlefields in Quang Nam where the US Marines fought some of the toughest battles of the war.

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II Corps

The largest tactical zone covers events and sites from the tri-border area in the western Kon Tum province, The An Khe pass, The Mike Force bases of western Dak Lak province and the large bases along the coast such as Cam Ranh and Phan Rang.

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III Corps

As intense as any other tactical zone III Corps covered the areas around Saigon all the way up to the border of Cambodia where PAVN and VC constantly found new ways to infiltrate with men and material. III Corps also covered the southern highland areas all the way down to important town of Vung Tau.

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IV Corps

IV Corps covered the areas west of Saigon all the way down to the southern tip of the country. Being largely a delta area of the Bassac and Mekong rivers, it demanded of forces to adapt to the circumstances. The US Navy Seals performed numerous operations in the delta, US developed the PBR which was a fast and nimble patrol boat used in operations on the rivers and canals.

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Saigon

Saigon, the former capital of Republic of Vietnam today is a bustling metropolis and business hub with more than ten million citizens. History is still alive and there are hundreds of interesting places to visit for the history traveler.

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