Doc Mieu

A great viewpoint

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What we say: 2.5 stars

This was an important outpost along the McNamara Line. It's only about 6 or 7 kilometres from the South China Sea, and about half a mile south of the DMZ, so it was here that ANGLICO -- the Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, coordinated fire from the ground, air and sea. It was the first fire-base captured during the Easter Offensive in March, 1972.

The base is 14 km north of Dong Ha along Highway 1. The base is accessed by climbing up a very steep embankment to where a tank has been placed next to an old monument that is now almost illegible. An overgrown path continues past it to the concrete bunkers, which have been partially dug into several rises. Many tours begin here since you can climb up on the top of the bunkers and see most of the DMZ and the sites you are about to visit elsewhere. Unexploded ordinance is still a big problem, so it's recommended that you not visit on your own and stay on the path. It's incredibly difficult to find, so you'll need a guide anyway.

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