|Cồn Cỏ Island in Quảng Trị Province. — VNS File Photo|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG TRỊ — Saigontourist has launched a tour called Heritage and Spiritual Journey to the central province of Quảng Trị.
The province is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, exotic culture, spiritual values, and friendly people. It is also famous for a multitude of war-related historical sites that attract great numbers of local and foreign tourists such as Hiền Lương Bridge, Vĩnh Mốc Tunnels, McNamara Line (electric fence), ancient citadel, Tà Cơn Airport, and Lao Bảo Prison.
Travellers from HCM City will land in Huế city, visit the Imperial Citadel and enjoy Huế specialties before going to the neighbouring Quảng Trị Province.
On the first day in Quảng Trị they will visit the ancient citadel built in 1827 by King Minh Mang. After 81 days and nights of fierce fighting there in the summer of 1972, the citadel became known around the world.
On the second day tourists will explore Cồn Cỏ Island in the morning, learning the long and interesting history of the small island where many war-related objects are exhibited.
Visitors can enjoy swimming in the beach or dive to explore coral reefs.
On the third day they will visit the Demilitarised Zone and Trường Sơn National Martyrs Cemetery.
After lunch they will visit Đông Hà city before returning to HCM City. — VNS