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Vinh Moc Tunnels - Magnificent military construction underground in Quang Tri

Content 11/03/2024 15

When traveling to Quang Tri, visitors will not be able to miss the Vinh Moc Tunnels, one of the typical historical destinations that attracts tourists from near and far and is considered the most unique military architecture in Vietnam. Visiting here, visitors will feel some of the endurance of hardship as well as the creative, optimistic, and courageous spirit of the soldiers and people of Vinh Linh during the years of fierce war. Let's follow HoaBinh Tourist to learn about the unique features of this historical tunnel.

Where is Vinh Moc Tunnel located?

Vinh Moc Tunnels is a famous destination belonging to the relic cluster "Vinh Moc Tunnels and Vinh Linh Tunnel Village System," located in Vinh Moc village, Kim Thach commune, Vinh Linh district, away from Dong Ha city (Quang Tri) about 15 km southeast and only 3 km northeast of Kim Thach Commune People's Committee.

The tunnel system consists of three floors: the first floor is 12 meters deep for living; the level 15 meters above the ground is used to store food, weapons, or meetings; and the third floor is 23 meters deep and is used to avoid bombs. The entire Vinh Moc tunnel system has 13 doors leading to the outside, including 7 doors leading to the sea and 6 doors leading to the hill; each tunnel door is considered a vent.

From Dong Ha city, the administrative and commercial center of Quang Tri province, it takes about 1 hour by motorbike along Highway 1A heading north and then turning onto a small road down to the sea to reach Vinh Moc Tunnels.

This is an attractive tourist destination for tourists who love to explore and learn about history. This work was officially recognized as a special national monument by the Prime Minister in 2014. Following the journey from North to South through Highway 1A near Vinh Linh Martyrs Cemetery, visitors only need to turn left and go about 13 km to reach Moc Bay tunnels.

Vinh Moc Tunnels - legendary underground "village"

If you have just stopped by the Vinh Moc tunnels area, you will probably feel curious about what the place considered a legendary heroic steel fortress and two underground villages will look like. First to welcome visitors will be the green bamboo-lined roads and the peaceful scenery typical of the Quang countryside. But few people know that right below their footsteps is an impressive tunnel system that is the "underworld" of the army and people of Vinh Linh during the war years.

It is known that Vinh Moc Tunnels in Quang Tri were commanded and designed by Mr. Le Xuan Vy, who was the head of Vu Trang 140 Police Station, and were built between 1965 and 1967. This project has a length of up to 1700m (excluding alleys and apartments), about 1.8m high, and 13 doors, including 7 doors to the sea and 6 doors to the hill.

The entire tunnel area is divided into 3 floors, of which the 1st floor is located 8–10 meters above the ground, 421.82 meters long, the 2nd floor is located 12–15 meters above the ground with a length of 508.08 meters, and the 3rd floor is located 508.08 meters above the ground. land up to 23 meters; the length is 130.35 meters.

Inside the Vinh Moc Tunnels, people cut deep into the walls to create niches (apartments) that can be used for 2-4 people to live together. In addition, the tunnel system has a full hall with a capacity of 50 to 60 people, a well, a surgical station, a cooking stove, a warehouse for weapons, ammunition, and food, a medical station, and a household... It is known that during the war years, up to 17 children were born in the heart of the Vinh Moc tunnels.

This special military structure has great significance and was created with the strength and intelligence of the army and people of Vinh Linh. Underground life continues despite the rain of bombs and bullets. The project not only ensures safety and maintains life for the people on the line of fire but also serves the war effort and provides support to the battlefield, making a great contribution to defeating the destructive war of American imperialism.

Vinh Moc Tunnels are considered a legend in the middle of a fiery earth with architectural value and have become a very unique historical and cultural heritage, as well as the pride of the people of Quang Tri.

Travel to the legendary Vinh Moc Tunnels and have interesting experiences

Explore the tunnels

Currently, Vinh Moc Tunnels is one of the typical historical destinations in Quang Tri; until now, this place is still almost intact. Therefore, by traveling here, visitors will have the opportunity to truly explore the "underground" life of the army and people of Vinh Linh during the war and admire the majestic military architecture with their own eyes.

Visiting the tunnels, you can feel the softness of the ground with its impressive adhesion, cool ventilation system, and passing through the residences of small families or common areas such as bathrooms. students, guard posts, etc. All will clearly sketch out the life and fighting of the army and people here during the years of fierce war.

Check-in to the tunnel museum

On the grounds of this famous relic, there is also the Vinh Moc Tunnels Museum, where visitors can admire the remaining war evidence or the painting To Be Or Not To Be, which is very famous for photos of the devastation of war, objects used by people of that period, or bomb and bullet casings...

Vinh Moc Tunnels is a great destination for the next generation to better understand the tenacity and creativity of our ancestors during the war. Visiting this historical destination, visitors will truly feel the historical value as well as the eternal patriotism of Quang Tri's army and people.

In addition to visiting Vinh Moc Tunnels, visitors can stop at many other attractive destinations, such as the Armed Police Tunnels, Tunnels 61 or Mui Sy, Roc Village, Huong Nam, etc. Visit Quang Tri Fire Land; don't miss the opportunity to explore Vinh Moc as well as meaningful historical destinations.

Above are some shares from HoaBinh Tourist about Vinh Moc Tunnels, a once heroic historical site in Quang Tri. Every time you come here, visitors will feel the pride and patriotism that always burn in their hearts. If you want to go to Quang Tri, don't forget to visit this destination. For any information you need advice on, please contact us through our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for sharing and dedicated support.

 


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