How do you get to Ho Chi Minh trail?

How long does it take to walk the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

If relentless American bombing didn’t get him, it would take a North Vietnamese soldier as long as six months to make the grueling trek down the jungled Ho Chi Minh Trail. Today, you speed along the same route at 60 mph, past peaceful hamlets and stunning mountain scenery.

How many died on the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

Tri said 29 people died on the spot, while two others died on the way to the hospital. The veterans had left Hanoi on Monday as part of a tour to visit old battlefields, intending to arrive in the former South Vietnam capital of Saigon to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the end of the war on April 30.

Is Vietnam still communist?

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.

Is the Ho Chi Minh Trail still there?

Sections of the Ho Chi Minh Trail still exist today, and parts of it have been incorporated into the Ho Chi Minh Highway, a paved road that connects the north and south regions of Vietnam.

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