Blue sky and sunshine – a great day for the next leg of the journey. Down to Hội An to meet friends that have rented a big house.
Buffalo a bit after Kon Tum next to the road
Not a lot of traffic today on the Ho Chi Minh Road
War memorial in Đắk Tô
Detail of the war memorial in Đắk Tô
A tank at the war memorial in Đắk Tô
The famous Tank #377
Wikipedia has this to say for that day: “On the morning of 24 April, one hour after the main PAVN attack on Tân Cảnh commenced, the PAVN began their attack on Đắk Tô. The PAVN penetrated the base perimeter suffering heavy losses, the remaining U.S. advisers called in air strikes as the morning fog cleared but by 10 am the 47th Regiment commander had lost contact with most of his subordinates and the command group evacuated the command bunker for a bunker in the inner perimeter. A T-54 moved into the base and began direct fire on the command post, the two remaining M-41s engaged the T-54, however their 76mm guns had no clear effect on the T-54 which quickly knocked out both M-41s. A relief column of M-41s supported by infantry arrived from Ben Het around this time, but all the M-41s were knocked out by B-40 rockets and recoilless rifle fire and the infantry dispersed. With the failure of this counter attack and the loss of command and control the ARVN forces began to evacuate the base towards the south.”
Đắk Tô 2 Airfield or Phoenix Airfield
The actual site where the fight took place. Now farmers dry their harvest here and the rest of the former base is farm land.
Traditional house in Đăk Wăk
You can see the fire place on the floor
Nice roof construction
Slow drip coffee and a coconut at the side of the road
Church in Đắk Kroong
A lot of small villages on the other side of the river can only be acceded over small bridges
You guess the purpose of the Guess House!
Something went wrong
Must have been a lot of heat to melt all the bottles in the trailer
Later it started to poor like hell and I drove down the QL14E. It got quite cold and the rain killed my iPhone as well. Nothing looks nice enough to take pictures off when it rains that hard. At last not when you going places on a motorbike. So that is it for today!
265 km in 7,5 hours including Breakfast, photo stops as well as a Gas stop
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