Quang Tri


Area: 4,760.1 sq. km.
Population: 598 thousand habitants (April 2009)
Capital: Dong Ha City.
Administrative divisions: 
– Town: Quang Tri
– Districts: Vinh Linh, Gio Linh, Cam Lo, Trieu Phong, Hai Lang, Huong Hoa, Da Krong, Con Co.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Bru – Van Kieu, Ta Oi, Hoa.

 

Quang Tri possesses a multi-topography comprising mountain, hills, plains, sand dune and seaside. Thanks to along coast and a dense network of rivers, Quang Tri has a good potential condition in developing hydro-electricity and aquiculture. However, Quang Tri has to bear an extremely severe weather condition with hot and dry south- west winds. The annual average temperature is 24ºC.Quang Tri


During the anti- American resistance war, Quang Tri was seriously damaged by bombs. At present, it still preserves many remains such as the ancient citadel of Quang Tri and Demilitarized Zone (Khe Sanh Combat Base, Truong Son National Cemetery, Vinh Moc Tunnels, Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River.) These are the famous tourist sites which annually attracts a lot of foreign tourists, especially the US Veterans who always desire to come back to visit the old battlefield. Furthermore, coming to this land, tourists are offering chance to take interesting holidays in Dakrong Beauty Spot and Cua Tung Beach – which is referred to as “A Queen of Indochina beaches”. Tourists are relaxed when enjoy themselves in sparkling clean water, silky sand and soft breeze and listening to the whisper made by the rows of casuarinas trees.

If visiting Quang Tri Province, surely you do not want to miss a precious time boating down stream on the Ben Hai River and admiring the charming beauty of the landscapes surrounding.

 

 
Geography
Located on North – Central Vietnam Quang Tri is surrounded by Quang Binh Province on the north, Thua Thien-Hue Province on the south, Savanakhet (Laos)on the west, East Sea on the east with 75km seaside. 
 
Topography consists of mountains, hills, plains, sand dune and seaside. The long coast and complex network of rives includes Ben Hai, Cam Lo, Quang Tri, Thach Han making a good condition for hydroelectricity and aquiculture. 
 
The weather condition is very severe with hot and dry south- west winds. Annual average temperature is 24°C.  

 
Tourism
Quang Tri preserves many remains from the anti- American resistance war such as the ancient citadel of Quang Tri, Khe Sanh Combat Base, Truong Son National Cemetery, Vinh Moc Tunnels, Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River. 
 
Coming to there, tourists are able to take interesting holiday in Dakrong Beauty Spot and Cua Tung Beach. The beach has sparkling clean water, silky sand and soft breeze, the whisper made by the rows of casuarinas trees. It is very pleasant to go on boat down stream on the Ben Hai River and admire the beautiful landscapes.  

 
Transportation
Dong Ha City is 74km from Hue City, 80km from Lao Bao Border crossing, 94km from Dong Hoi (Quang Binh Province), 190km from Danang, 617km from Hanoi, and 1,112km from Ho Chi Minh City . National Highway No.1A runs through the province and National Highway No.9, the Trans-Asia Highway connects with the Lao Bao international border gate to Laos.

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