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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. Make Vinh Moc Tunnel a part of your Quang Tri Province vacation plans using our Quang Tri Province trip builder.
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  • Interesting tour of tunnels from Vietnam War. Amazing that 80 people lived in these tunnels for almost 6 years. 
  • To get to Vinh Moc tunnels you can travel by train from Hue and the travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. You get off at the train station in Sa Lung (located 20 km from the tunnels). Another option may be to by car/motorcycle ride from Dong Ha, located 30 km South, and travel time is about 40 minutes. Another option is the touristic tours organized by various travel agencies that runs through a large part of the DMZ. Opening hours every day from 7:00-16:30. The cost is 40,000 VND, if you want to have with a guide, you get to pay extra for this. Appropriate to have good maps of the underground passages and bring a flashlight when light is not present in the tunnels. Vinh Moc problems started with the village's location. After the split of the country in 1954 were villages along the northern boundary of the militarized zone, among others, Vinh Moc, for constant attacks. Vinh Moc tunnels are tunnels used by North Vietnam's army to fight against the Americans during the Viet Nam war and was used by the civilian population to protect themselves from u.s. bombing. Tunnels covering several kilometers on the north shore of the Ben Hai River, among others. in Vinh Moc village near the village of Donh (Quang Tri) in Central Viet Nam. These tunnels are some of the most resilient tunnels that were built in the village in Viet Nam and Vinh Moc in the South China Sea coast. The tunnels were built for long-term accommodation, and hundreds of people lived here between 1968 and 1972. They differ from the more famous tunnels in Cu Chi, which was rather a fighter base at the front. Both tunnels are worth a visit. Vinh Moc tunnels are less claustrophobic than the tunnels of Cu Chi, because the climate of the area is not as moist and corridors are higher (0.9 meters wide and 1.8 meters tall), it makes it possible to walk almost straight most of the tunnels. The main hall is 780 meters long and is reinforced with wood. In addition, Vinh Moc opposite the island of Con Co, a North Vietnamese base which was used for transporting weapons and supplies to the South, making it an important target for the South Vietnamese army. The US air force (USAF) also contributed to the enormous barrage of bombs and Vinh Moc leveled almost to the ground. Some residents fled while others decided to stay, even if they had to go underground. With the help of villagers dug out the extensive Vietcong tunnel system without other means than shovels, baskets and their hands. It took about 18 months to dig out the tunnels, stretching 2.8 kilometres and has 13 entrances. The three floors are distributed in soil with different layers of 12 meters, 18 meters and 22 meters. These include common rooms, infirmary, and meeting room. The top level was appropriate for the life of the families, as the leader of the small dwellings dug into the limestone by 4 meters wide, 0.8 meters in height and 1.8 meters wide. The second level was used to store weapons and supplies, in addition to maintaining strategic meetings. The last and deepest level, was used to seek refuge from the bombing, as u.s. bombs were designed to penetrate the 10 metres under the ground. It is estimated that 300 people (about 60 families) lived permanently in the tunnels during the years 1966-1972. The villagers and the North Vietnamese troops stayed here for over four years, and 17 children were born here. From these tunnels was sent close to 12 000 tonnes of supplies and equipment to the Con co. built a series of tunnels in the area, Vinh Linh, a total constructed 500, many of them were used as part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and was to protect soldiers and civilians. Today, one can see Vinh Mocbornas wonders almost exactly as it was in 1972. Unlike Cu Chi, all presented in these tunnels, upright, although long visitors must bend a bit. The Museum offers a fascinating visit, and there are also several sunny beaches nearby. Without a doubt the highlight of the visit to the DMZ area in Viet Nam.
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  • We visited Vinh Moc Tunnels while driving from Dong Hoi to Hue. So glad we did. The history of this place just makes the whole Vietnam War/American War even harder to comprehend. The tunnels are perfe...  read more »
  • Amazing tunnels and history
  • Now these are the real tunnels! I visited Cu Chi which was interesting for other reasons, but the Vinh Moc tunnels are a site not to be missed. An incredibly extensive series of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war. There are kitchens and social areas. Incredibly complex venting systems. Families spend their entire lives here. Children were born down there. In fact, if you're lucky, one of the last surviving children of Vinh Moc is around to take you on a tour. He's a mute - but he's incredibly friendly and gives you a real authentic tour of such a historically significant area. Do not miss this!
  • go in the summer as the energy required to burn down that idea, saying don't breathe dc but turned out like conditioner cool, this sea so very beautiful, funneling finished out the sea bath always =))
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  • Nearly 2 km long comprising 3 floors deep under the ground. It was the North's SOCIALIST steel fortress during the 7 years of destructive war against the American Empire.
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  • His Yongjia moldy Tunnels should know. It's very beautiful, very cool down there and there are many paths don't go side can also get lost
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