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Ha Tinh Province is in Northern Vietnam, around 350 kilometres from Hanoi, and shares it western border with Laos and is probably best known for the large road that leads there. If you are travelling onwards to Laos, it is worth stopping off in this charming province to get a glimpse of rural Vietnam. Here the locals drive around in small pony traps filled with ... More>fruits, tools and sometimes entire families. For those interested in the Vietnam War, Dong Loc Road Junction has a moving memorial to five young women who kept the road opening to traffic during heavy shelling, only to be killed during a raid in 1968. 20 kilometres from Han Tinh town is Tien Cam Beach, and attractive sandy seashore bordered by green hills and forests, where you can also pop in and visit Yen Lac Pagoda, alleged to be a point of worship for the first King of Vietnam. There is a small but decent selection of hotels in Ha Tinh province.