The tunnels needed 5m-deep ventilation openings, and as the community within expanded, they had to develop wells, kitchens, bedrooms and health-stations. The tunnels also had to store provisions for the army and locals, and had to be able to house as well as transport hundreds of tonnes of rice ... More info ›
The tunnels needed 5m-deep ventilation openings, and as the community within expanded, they had to develop wells, kitchens, bedrooms and health-stations. The tunnels also had to store provisions for the army and locals, and had to be able to house as well as transport hundreds of tonnes of rice. The tunnels are not just famous for the uniqueness of the constructors’ endeavor, but for the meticulous ingenuity of their design. All the kitchens required chimneys, which had to be able to disperse their smoke without attracting enemy planes, no easy feat for a designer who was trying to fight a war.
When the underground channels were designed, the designers had the foresight to consider their protection as well as their construction. They must be well against damage long, tropical rains, and monsoon. Architects would like to visit this historical and solid shelter to figure out how their elders could succeed in constructing such a complex, huge, but firm and sufficient place of living.
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Stop At: Cua Tung Beach, Vinh Linh Vietnam
Located in the coastal district of Vinh Linh in the central province of Quang Tri it is a paradise for sun worshippers,
From Dong Ha City, the central hub of the province, tourists can take a motorbike on National Highway 1A for one hour in a northerly direction to reach the beach, where Ben Hai River flows smoothly into the sea.
The one kilometer-long beach is not particularly long or wide, but the gentle and clear water combined with its smooth sand make it the nation’s number one.
It is also surrounded by a belt of basalt and stone mountains that resemble a huge comb passing through the hair of the waves. On the hill grows green orchards of jackfruit, pineapple, banana and custard-apple
Duration: 35 minutes
Stop At: Vinh Moc Tunnel, Vinh Th_ch, Dong Ha 520000 Vietnam
Deep beneath the dark earth, hidden from screeching bombers and harbouring desperate soldiers, the people of Vinh Linh, Quang Tri lived for many years in the now famous Vinh Moc Tunnel. They survived, and even prospered in their makeshift underground community. During that time, 17 children were born in the tunnels, each of whose lives is a testament to just how perfect the complex network of caves and warrens were at protecting those forces within. As time goes by, it has become both a historical evidence and a tourist destination for discovering a heroic period of Vietnam’s history.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Hien Luong Bridge flagpole, Vĩnh Thành, Vĩnh Linh District, Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam
Hiền Lương Bridge (Hiền Lương) is a bridge over Bến Hải River, Vĩnh Linh District, Quảng Trị Province, North Central Coast, Việt Nam. This bridge is located in 17th Parallel and in Vietnam War, it was bisected between South Vietnam and North Vietnam
Duration: 30 minutes