Lima Site 85 to Open as Tourist Attraction

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Lima Site 85 to Open as Tourist Attraction

Postby Bong Burgundy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:05 am

Laotian newspapers recently announced that the provincial tourism official "Hon Phan" planned to open the mountain "Phu Pha Thi "The former strategic location in Samoan, northern Lao PDR, is to become a new tourist destination, now a special staircase has been completed.

The report states that in the Vietnam War and the war in Laos, "Phu Pha Thi" was the secretive US military facility known by the password "Lima 85" or "LS-85".

The "Phu Pha Thi" mountain was overrun by Lao Revolutionary forces on 10-11 March 1968, is located on a high mountain with an altitude of about 1,700 meters.
Helicopters were needed to transport food,weapons and equipment there.

To the West, a steep rocky slope rises nearly 90 degrees east, but in the east is a plateau, where the main installation was located.


Soldiers and US officials defending the base died in clashes. From 1994 to 2004, the Lao authorities dug up some remains of US troops missing in war and handed them over to America.


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More about LS-85 here http://limasite85.us
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Re: Lima Site 85 to Open as Tourist Attraction

Postby Edwardo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 am

Is that helicopter still hovering about?
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Re: Lima Site 85 to Open as Tourist Attraction

Postby Petrol Head » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:19 am

I’ve often wondered about scaling the rock pile on the Viet side of the border, too. Love the idea of that boardwalk thing.
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Re: Lima Site 85 to Open as Tourist Attraction

Postby over the rainbow » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:47 am

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