The site of a famed 1968 siege, Khe Sanh Combat Base was an American base that saw one of the bloodiest battles of the war, though it was never overrun. Nearly 10,000 Vietnamese and 500 Americans died here from napalm, artillery rounds, mortars, and phosphorus shells. Today, the site is peaceful and home to a small museum, displaying some photos, reconstructed bunkers, and aircraft. Arrange your visit to Khe Sanh Combat Base and discover more family-friendly attractions in Khe Sanh using our Khe Sanh trip planner.
Khe Sanh Combat Base reviews
Amazing little museum, plenty to walk around and worth a visit. Has planes, helicopters, bunkers and a museum. Definately worth having a look round whilst in Khe sanh. more »
This is certainly an important site, but to be honest the museum and machinery on display is pretty poor. If you consider the magnitude of the battle, the political dynamics, and to honour the people.... more »
While you can’t blame the Vietnamese for not making this a proper history museum, it’s really only worth the trip to see the tanks, planes and helicopters still on the base. The museum is essentially propaganda and a salute to the victories “won” against arvn and us troops. You do get an eerie feel from the base and begin to understand how terrifying sniper fire was From the hilltops.
A must see if you are in the area. I also went 5 years ago and loved it then too. They did a great job collecting and displaying military artifacts including planes and helicopters
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