Hue DMZ Motorbike Tour is a day trip by motorbike from Hue to Demilitarized zone and Vinh Moc Tunnel.Go with Hue Motorbike Tour to explore DMZ in 1 day
Vinh Moc tunnels were 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 American forces believed the villagers of Vinh Moc were supplying food and armaments to the North Vietnemese garrison on the island of Con Co which was in turn hindering the American bombers on their way to bomb Hanoi. The idea was to force the villagers of Vinh Moc to leave the area but as is typical in Vietnam there was nowhere else to go.The villagers initially dug the tunnels to move their village 10 metres 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 a success and no villagers lost their lives. The only direct hit was from a bomb that failed to explode; the resulting hole was utilized as a ventilation shaft.
Three levels of tunnels were eventually built.
What can you see in this tour ?
Hue Motorbike Tour pick you from your hotel at 8am and we going to Quang Tri town to visit Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel which was a battlefield in 1972 between North and South Vietnam for 81 days and nights.
-And we continue on to Ben Hai River (known as 17th Parallel and also the border line between North and South Vietnam during the American war )and Hien Luong Bridge (a symbol of division, expectations and the pain of loss, a historic witness of Vietnam’s tragic but ultimately victorious past )
-Next we ride along the coatal line to see Cua Tung Queen Beach and then explore the Vinh Moc tunnels and the Demilitarised Zone, stopping for lunch at the Doc Mieu Firebase..
In the afternoon we will have a short stop at cemetary a burial ground for soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War.
Then we have a ride back to Hue city and drop you at your hotel