Quang Tri is an off the beaten path beach destination on the North Central Coast region of Vietnam, north of the former imperial capital of Hue.
Quang Tri province is best known for its Citadel, built in 1824, as a military bastion during the 4th year of the reign of Minh Mạng. It is an example of Vauban architecture and it later became the administrative head office of the Nguyen Dynasty in Quang Tr Province (1809 -1945).
During the Vietnam War, when the province was the South’s border with North Vietnam, it suffered a major attack in the January 1968 Tet Offensive and it was the only South Vietnamese provincial capital to be captured by the North Vietnamese forces in the 1972 Easter Offensive before being recaptured in September 1972.
- Location : Quang Tri, Vietnam
- Submitted On : 09 Oct 2017