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Delve into Ban Ko in Laos

Ban Ko in the region of Salavan is a city in Laos - some 318 mi or ( 513 km ) South-East of Vientiane , the country's capital .

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Current time in Ban Ko is now 01:13 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Vientiane " with a UTC offset of 7 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Huế, Dong Ha, Da Nang, Ubon Ratchathani, and Nakhon Phanom. While being here, make sure to check out Huế . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Ban Ko ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Hamburger Hill

The Battle of Hamburger Hill was a battle of the Vietnam War that was fought by the United States and South Vietnam against North Vietnamese forces from May 10–20, 1969. Although the heavily fortified Hill 937 was of little strategic value, U.S. command ordered its capture by a frontal assault, only to abandon it soon thereafter. The action caused an outrage both in the American military and public. The battle was primarily an infantry engagement, with the U.S.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.25 107.18 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 km away
Tags: 1969 in Vietnam, Battles and operations of the Vietnam War, Battles involving Vietnam, Battles involving the United States, Thua Thien-Hue Province, United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War

A Shau Valley

A Shau is a valley in Vietnam's, Thừa Thiên province, west of the coastal city of Huế, along the border of Laos. The valley runs north and south for twenty-five miles and is a mile-wide flat bottomland covered with tall elephant grass, flanked by two strings of densely forested mountains that vary from three to six thousand feet.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.26 107.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 26 km away
Tags: Thua Thien-Hue Province, Valleys of Vietnam, Vietnam War battlefields

Battle of A Shau

The Battle of A Shau was waged in early 1966 during the Vietnam War between the North Vietnamese Army and the forces of the United States and South Vietnam. The battle began on March 9 and lasted until March 10 with the fall of the U.S. Army's Special Forces camp of the same name.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.26 107.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 26 km away
Tags: Battles and operations of the Vietnam War in 1966, Battles involving the United States, Thua Thien-Hue Province