Vinh Moc Tunnels

Near the DMZ, between Hue and Phong Nha-ke Bang National Park – these lesser known tunnels are much better than those at Chu Chi (and less of a tourist trap).

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I think more time was spent living in these, as there are multiple rooms in the tunnel complex (bedrooms, toilets, hospital, meeting room, etc…). The tunnels here are also larger than at Chu Chi, so you can see a large section of the complex without having to squeeze yourself through on your hands and knees. I can’t imagine living underground like that, and the amount of effort that must have gone into creating the tunnel is astounding; when bigger bombs started being used, they just dug down deeper, all over again.

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One comment

  1. Emma – Great photos on all these posts and interesting to read about the Vinh Moc Tunnels. Can I strongly recommend a book our Vietcong guide suggested to me when Jack and I were down in the Mekong. Its called “Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields” by James G. Zumwalt. If you want to read more about what life was like for the Vietnamese civilian and military population this is an incredible insight written by an American Serviceman with an amazing family story in its self. As you’ve seen some of the museums, sites of the country marked by that war, its a really good read that will give even more perspective.

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