PHONG NHA – DMZ – HUE
Vinh Moc (Vịnh Mốc) is a tunnel complex in Quang Tri, Vietnam ,built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh County of Quang Tri Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone . The villagers initially dug the tunnels to move their village 10 meters underground but the American forces designed bombs that burrowed down 10 metres. Eventually against these odds , the villagers moved the village to a depth of 30 metres . It was constructed in several stages , beginning in 1966 , and used until early 1972.The complex grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare . Around 60 families lived in the tunnels; as many as 17 children were born inside the tunnels. The tunnels were deemed a success and only a few villagers lost their lives.
This bus departs from Phong Nha and makes it’s way to Hue , stopping off at the Vinh Moc tunnels and the Ben Hai River Museum.At the Vinh Moc tunnels , you are met by a guide who walks you through the tunnels whilst describing the history and helping you understand what it must have been like living inside the tunnel for weeks at a time. The Ben Hai River museum , located on the boundary between North and South Vietnam , is a large museum with plenty of fascinating photos and artifacts artifacts for you to view.
* Daily tour
* Detailed time plan:
07:0- 07:15: Our car and tour guide will pick up guests at their hotel in Phong Nha.
– 8:00 – 8:15: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Dong Hoi city , then transfer you to DMZ.
9:30: visit Vinh Moc Tunnel
11:30: visit Ben Hai river
12:30: Back toHue. Tour ends when you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Cost per pax: 500,000 VND/pax (or 25 USD)
- Pick up by van in Dong Hoi city or Phong Nha village.
- Vietnamese or English speaking guide
- Drinking water
- Entrance tickets,
- First aid kit available
- If you require an invoice, there will be an additional 10% VAT charge