Khe Sanh Combat Base, Khe Sanh

3.6
#4 of 16 in Things to do in Quang Tri Province
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.
Create an itinerary including Khe Sanh Combat Base
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Khe Sanh Combat Base Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
129 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • I was really keen to go but was a bit disappointed. There is not much there. Got a lot more out of War Remnants Museum in HCMC. Happy to have been there though as i had read a lot about it and love...  more »
Google
  • 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
Places to stay near Khe Sanh Combat Base

Plan your trip to Khe Sanh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from Khe Sanh

4.2
Duration:2 h 30 min