17th Parallel
Monday, August 17, 2009 at 7:20AM
[chuck] in 17th parallel, DMZ, Other, Vietnam

The 17th parallel was recognized by the Geneva Conference in 1954 as the provisional dividing line between North and South Vietnam.   The division, which became irrelevant in 1976 following the unification of Vietnam, is marked by this monument as one crosses the Ben Hai river into Quang Tri province. [NOTE: The celestial beams that appear to be streaming from the heavens are reflections from the back window of the van].

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