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  Vinh Moc VC Tunnels

 

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The Vinh Moc tunnel complex in Quang Tri (Quảng Trị) is an underground network of connecting tunnels located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam, in the vicinity of today's DMZ.

 

During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong made use of several tunnel systems nationwide, which were of considered of enormous strategic importance for their war effort.

 

  Vinh Moc VC Tunnels

 

  Vinh Moc VC Tunnels

 

The Vinh Moc tunnels however, were primarily built by the local people as a shelter against the intense bombing and had facilities such as a kitchen, a washing room, a health station, and a toilet. The total length of the tunnel complex is nearly 2,000 meters, with entrances both to the tops of the hills and some to the South China Sea.

 

Beside Vinh Moc, other tunnels can be found at Cu Chi (fig.) near Ho Chi Minh City and at Bach Ma (fig.), between the Hai Van Pass (fig.) and the city of Hué.

See also BACH MA VC TUNNELS, CU CHI VC TUNNELS, and THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND, as well as TRAVEL PICTURES.

17°04'26.4"N 107°06'39.6"E

 

  Vinh Moc VC Tunnels