(QTO) - In 1954, after losing the strategic decisive battle of Dien Bien Phu, France and other related parties recognized Vietnam's independence and territorial integrity under the Geneva Agreement. Ben Hai River at the 17th parallel was chosen as the boundary dividing Vietnam into two military gathering areas.
Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River and Border Flagpole. For 20 years, this is the boundary separating the two South - North Vietnam - Photo: Cuong Nguyen
As normal as many other lands throughout the country, but until the two regions were divided during the war (1954 - 1975), the Ben Hai river and the land on both banks became famous. Hien Luong's banks have become "witnesses of history" over 20 years carrying the pain of dividing the country. The relic cluster includes on the banks of Hien Luong: Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River, flagpole on the North bank, United House, Border Police Station, loudspeaker rig, monument cluster "Desire for unity" on the bank South, House of the 17th Parallel Museum ...
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