Dong Hoi to Cue Viet Beach – 103 km

Well it rained almost the whole day and the ride included about 20 km on highway 1 (the busy road).

We are starting to see more artifacts of the war.  Unexplored war heads (with the charge removed), signs of Unexploded Ordinances.

We made a stop at the Vinh Moc Tunnels. Due to the heavy rain we did not take photos, and only did part of the tour.  These tunnels were a place for civilians to hide during the bombing raids.  They lived in the tunnels, went to school and there were 17 births in the tunnels. Six of the people born in the tunnels still live in the village.

 

Above is a map of the tunnels.

Click here for a description of the Vinh Moc Tunnels

We are now in the DMZ or de-militarized zone of Vietnam. When the French lost at Dien Bien Phu the Geneva convention set up this zone along the Ben Hai River.  During the American/Vietnam war this actually became a very militarized zone and some of the affected areas are slower to develop than other areas of Vietnam.

 

Click here for a write up on the DMZ

 

Bye for now.

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