Vinh Moc Tunnel, Dong Ha

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Walk along Vinh Moc Tunnel to explore former underground Vietnamese shelter. In order to save their lives, and avoid American bombers, people decided to dig, and move their village to 23m (75 feet) underground. Firstly, you walk through the first level, 12m (39 feet) deep, where you can see photographs of families who hid there. Then, continue to the second level, 15m (49 feet) deep, and see washing rooms, maternity rooms, health stations, operation room, meeting room, and the well. The deepest third level contains a well, and it served as a main shelter during bombing. On the walls read all the information about the villagers, and get out at the magnificent beach. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dong Ha trip simple and quick.
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  • This is an exellent spot, well worth a visit. This trip was incorporated into our deal and we did this towards the end of the day. It is not military base, but what the villagers used to escape the wa...  more »
  • These are some absolutely unbelievable tunnels to visit. It is a must to experience. They are actually in 3 floors below ground. There are approximately 160 cm height in the tunnel. There are several places where you can see that they have made some small inroads into the pages where they have slept and a place where they've used it as a birth center. There is also a common room where there can be approximately 80-90 persons. It is a great experience to see and hear about life down there. Those who lived here during the war they were there for up to 6 years.
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  • We visited these tunnels with our guide, Mr. Vu, through Annam tours. These tunnels were bigger than the Cu Chi tunnels, but obviously served a different purpose. These tunnels were made by hand by th...  more »
  • Vast system of well preserved tunnels and trenches. The tunnels include entrances onto the coast. Well worth the visit and spending some time with a guide to explore and get some info on the tunnels. Our guide spoke very good English. Lost a star as the displays in the museum have been neglected, the lighting was off and very difficult to see. However, the guide informed us that a new area was being built to house the museum and displays.
  • 50k entrance fee. Another 5000 if you park your bike. They might give you a torch for "free" if you buy a drink after exploring the tunnels. Not many people around, you can just go and wonder around on your own. Bit confusing at first, but the more time you spend there the better it gets.
  • Cycling traveller,You Can leave your bicycle with luggage ,no problem. Nice and not as touristy as Cu chi You Can explore on yourself with a torch and have a feeling of getting Lost.. But i was more impressed with Cu chi.
  • Went om a nice tour around the tunnels. Was there because the bus i was traveling on stopped there. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • Great visit, 40k entry, you visit the museum first (I recommend taking a photo on your phone of the map of the tunnels while you're in the museum so you can navigate underground!) Then you head off into the tunnels. I am 5'4 and could only just stand straight in most of it. There are signs that direct you through the main tunnels but we chose to see all of it, it took us about 2 hours to explore every little tunnel and exit! Was super fun, nice and cool in the tunnels so good for a hot day. We parked outlet motorbikes by the entrance for 10k each, which is the going rate for parking anywhere really. Bring snacks and drinks! There are loads of stalls there selling drinks etc. But of course it's really overpriced! Have fun!
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