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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  • It took us 4 hours to drive from Da Nang to the tunnels, what a place! We first saw a film about the making of the tunnels , then went on a guided tour. And afterwards we walked around the grounds for...  more »
  • I came here with a guide tour. An amazing experience! It is really impressive realize how people managed here to survive.  more »
  • We visited Vinh Moc tunnels on the way from Phong Nha to Hue and were very impressed. Tunnels are huge and it was great to understand more about Vietnam War. You are amazing people.  more »
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  • It is definitely a place worth a visit. The entrance is 50.000 and parking a bike 5000. We went without a tour and read up on it online. It was impressive and you can easily get lost in the tunnels, luckily they have arrows to follow. A tour would bring more insight, but for budget travelers you don't really need one. The tunnels are not to small, I could even stand comfortably at some spots (I'm 172).
  • Easier to explore than Cu Chis tunnels and more head room. There are about 900m of underground to navigate through, the path leads to an exit over looking the coast. Very historical and worth a visit.
  • Interesting to reflect on how they lived. Great to experience the tunnels with a free guide. They're about 5.5 ft tall so I wouldn't recommend the long route if you have a bad back. Constant bending over.
  • 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.
  • Pretty insane that people lived in these tunnels. They were very damp and dark. The clay was slippery from the moisture and there were many carvings in the walls. I can’t fathom how people gave birth let alone fought fungal disease and infections! You don’t realize how complex and small the tunnels are until you take a journey inside them. Our guide took us to all 3 levels, they got more wet as we went further down to the point were there was a mini stream I the gutter beside us. She said it’s much worse in the rainy season! Yikes!
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