|Unexploded bombs, aka unexploded ordinance (UXO) on display in Khe Sanh near Highway 9|
|Dangerous unexploded munitions are still found in these foreboding hills around Highway 9|
|Dakrong Bridge, seen from a distance|
Heading east towards the coast, we come to the most visible sign of modern progress around, the Dakrong Bridge. This was once the site of a primitive supply bridge over the Quang Tri River. Starting in 1973 the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) used it to take military supplies and troops into the highlands. Once a mud track, this route south has been built into the Ho Chi Minh Highway; a fitting name since it was on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.