Vinh Moc Tunnels – the pride of Quang Tri people on fire

Vinh Moc Tunnels – the pride of Quang Tri people on fire

No one would think that underground there is a Bay Moc tunnels completely isolated from the outside world. Let’s learn and explore special historical sites with the people of Quang right below!

If you choose to travel to Quang Tri, you will be no stranger to the famous historical places here. One of them that you cannot help but mention is the Bay Moc tunnels. This can be considered as one of the extremely magnificent and proud underground structures of not only the people of Quang Tri but also the whole country. So what are you waiting for without exploring this place!

Bay Moc Tunnels – another underground world

Vinh Moc tunnels are located in Vinh Thach commune, Vinh Linh district, Quang Tri province. This is a military – civil work during the Vietnam War. That was the war of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with the aim against the attacks of the Republic of Vietnam and the United States of America.

You can completely move to the tunnels along National Highway 1A, close to the Martyrs Cemetery in Vinh Linh District, turn left, about 13km more towards the sea, you will reach Vinh Moc tunnels . On that road, perhaps few people know that below their feet this is a vast tunnel system, “a world” underground of the army and people of Vinh Linh during the resistance war from 1965 to 1972.Vinh Moc Tunnels - the pride of Quang Tri people on fireA corner under the Tunnel Vinh Moc. Photo: Asianway Travel

The will of “the house digs the tunnel”, “The enemy digs, stops digging; the enemy withdraws, continues to dig” along with the motto: “One inch does not go, one glass does not leave. Each village, commune is a fortress”, units with the local people quickly conducted tunneling to protect the lives of hundreds of people here! This work was carried out in early 1965 and completed early the following year. 

Vinh Moc Tunnels – legendary in Quang Tri fire ground

During the war, this place used to be the enemy’s destruction point, the rain of bombs dropped from the air, red cannons fired from the sea in full force, perhaps because of that the tunnel was dubbed. is a land of fire with the name “dead coordinates”. The tunnel is dug in the red basalt soil, that’s why the air inside the tunnel makes the clay harder, so this place is still intact today!Vinh Moc Tunnels - the pride of Quang Tri people on fireBay Moc tunnels are known as the land of fire with the name “dead coordinates”. Photo: Phong Nha Explorer

The tunnel is designed in a dome with a size of 0.9 meters wide and 1.75 meters high, a total length of more than 2000 meters, with many connecting branches, every 4 meters there will be a small family apartment about 0.8 wide meters, about 1.8 meters deep, can accommodate 4 people. Inside the cellar, there is also a small hall used as a meeting place, performance or film show that can accommodate up to 50 people.

With a separate 3-story structure: the first floor is up to 12 meters deep to accommodate maneuvers and shelter when needed, the second floor is up to 15 meters deep, used as a residence, and living of people. The last floor is up to 23 meters deep, mainly to store food and weapons to supply Con Co island or for combat use for troops and local people.Vinh Moc Tunnels - the pride of Quang Tri people on fireThe tunnel is designed with 3 floors to protect the survival of the people here

Vinh Moc Tunnels have 13 different doors, of which, 6 doors are designed to connect to the hill, 7 doors to the sea and 3 vents. The tunnels are disguised discreetly, ensuring ventilation even in the rainy season, water is not deposited, all activities of the people are still normal, residents here rarely go out except in case of need. necessary or not dangerous.

Travel tunnels Bay Moc

As one of more than 100 intact tunnels across the country, it will be great if you choose this place as a destination in your Quang Tri trip. You will not only discover and know a heroic and heroic period of the history of our people but also experience in the tunnel to better understand how hard and resilient life of the people is. here. Only in-person and by experience can you understand these things! Pham-dia-phan-Vinh-mocExplore Vinh Moc tunnels. Photo: Friends Travel Vietnam

Certainly, coming to Vinh Moc tunnels, you can see the hardships, creativity, courage and indomitable resilience of the army and people of Vinh Linh in those years of rain, bombs and storms. Come on! During nearly 2,000 days and nights of fierce war, no one was injured in the tunnel and 17 babies were born in the fire, this is enough to say the value and meaning of the Gulf Tunnel. Mold .

Vinh Moc Tunnels - the pride of Quang Tri people on fire

You will be surprised, the command cellar, rest room or well, guard station, kitchen, … are still intact until now. Without an arduous war, without the selfless sacrifices of these national heroes, how could we have our peace today! 

Vinh Moc Tunnels - the pride of Quang Tri people on fire

Vinh Moc can be said to be the pride of Quang Tri people because this is not only a historical and cultural relic with many values, a true testament to the war years of our army and people. but also shows the strong vitality, the mighty will to protect the Fatherland of the people here. Come to Vinh Moc tunnels to feel the breath in the past, feel that even though the war has gone far, the indomitable and resilient spirit of our homeland and our people is still with time!

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