Mũi Bang

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.
Add to bucket listRemove from bucket list
Travelers at this place
    • Day70

      Sightseeing-Taxi von Hue nach Phong Nha

      March 9, 2020 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

      Mit unserer neu entdeckten Lieblingsvariante reisten wir heute weiter. Wir legten eine 4- stündige Autofahrt zurück.

      Hierbei hielten wir an verschiedenen Fotostopps, die meisten erinnerten an den Vietnamkrieg.

      Einen wirklich beeindruckenden Stopp legten wir an den Vinh Moc Tunneln ein.
      Während die Cu Chi Tunnel (siehe den Footprint vorletzte Woche) extrem klein gebaut und nur zu Kriegsgefechten gedacht waren, waren die Vinh Moc Tunnel tatsächlich zum Wohnen und Leben gebaut worden. Aus diesem Grund waren sie etwas größer (= wir konnten fast aufrecht stehen), doch dass hier ein wirkliches Leben gelebt werden konnte, ist für uns nur schwer vorstellbar.
      Gerade deswegen zeugen diese Bauten und die Ideen und Umsetzung hierzu von einem enormen Lebenswillen der Vietnamesen!
      Traurig ist nur, dass der abgeschlossene Krieg immernoch Auswirkungen hat. So liegt die TÄGLICHE Verletzungsrate von Landmienen und anderen Kriegsgegenständen bei 3 Toten und 7 Verletzten. Das macht jährlich über 1000 tote Menschen, weil manche von ihnen einfach nur einen falschen Schritt gesetzt haben.
      Und dennoch gehen die Vietnamesen mit einer Freude und Herzlichkeit an den Tag, an der wir uns ein Beispiel nehmen sollten!

      Ziel unserer heutigen Fahrt war Phong Nha.
      Hier übernachten wir in einem Hotel mitten in einem wunderschönen Reisfeld, das ein fantastisches Panorama bietet 😍

      UND hier soll der Ort sein, an dem ich nach genau einem Monat und drei Wochen endlich wieder ins Wasser springen darf 🤩🤩🤩
      Ein Hoch auf diese beeindruckend Leistung, dass mein Körper aus einem ausgestanzten Stück Fleisch ein heiles Bein gezaubert hat 😎
      Read more


      Wünschen wie euch auch. 😁LG.




      Wie schön ❤️

    • Day100

      Tag 100 #Vinh Moc Tunnel

      January 7, 2020 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      1. STOPP: Die ca. 3 Kilometer langen Vinh Moc Tunnel. Dieses Gebiet gehörte im 2. Indochinakrieg zu den am meist bombardierten Orten. Um zu überleben wurde das Leben nach unten verlagert. Teils Monate lang lebte die Bevölkerung in den Tunneln. Etwa 7 Tonnen Bombenmaterial pro Einwohner wurden im Laufe des Krieges abgeworfen.Read more

    • Day169

      DMZ - Vinh-Moc-Tunnel

      November 20, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      From the border we continued to the Vin-Moc-Tunnels just a few kilometers away. The tunnels were built by the Vietnamese people for safety reasons. During the war they lived in there for weeks and months. All in all they are 2,8 kilometers long without any ventilation system, so it was very warm in there. In most of the parts we were not able to stand upright. It was a cool experience walking around there especially as almost no other tourists have been there.

      Von der Grenze sind wir dann direkt weiter zu den Vin-Moc-Tunneln gefahren. Die Tunnel würden während des Krieges von den Einheimischen als Schutz vor den Bomben gebaut. Insgesamt hat das Tunnelsystem eine Länge von 2,8km und wir sind durch einige Teile heute durchgelaufen. Die Tunnel sind meist sehr niedrig und nicht belüftet. Es wurde dementsprechend ganz schön warm. Generell war es eine coole Erfahrung hier durchzulaufen auch wenn wir uns nicht vorstellen könnten hier über Monate drinnen zu bleiben. In der ganzen Höhle gab es übrigens nur eine einzige "Toilette" und es wurden 64 Kinder während des Krieges in den Tunneln geboren.

      Gute Nachrichten: Ich kann schon wieder recht schnell humpeln und das Sightseeing Programm mitmachen :)
      Read more

      Gaby Schedletzky

      Juhu, dann aber jetzt heile bleiben ! 😎

      Janine und Markus

      Ich gebe mir Mühe!

    • Day15

      Vinh Moc Tunnels

      September 4, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

      Last stop was the Vinh Moc tunnels. Our guide through the tunnels grandparents helped build the tunnel complex and lived in these tunnels, the family still live in the Vinh Moc village.

      During the Vietnam War it was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quảng Trị Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.

      The American forces believed the villagers of Vinh Moc were supplying food and armaments to the North Vietnamese 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 the 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 sixty families lived in the tunnels and 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.
      Read more


      Wow I didn’t realise that they actually lived in the tunnels. I thought the tunnels were just ways for them to get from A to B and store stuff.

    • Day4

      A screw loose.

      April 22, 2015 in Vietnam ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

      After the road that wasn't a road we kept on headed toward the vin moc tunnels, but it had take longer than we thought and had gotten dark quickly, with Pims light / horn cable cut, we had to take it steady at night. Me upfront trying to follow my satnav, with Jack following behind Pim keeping his path lit up. Then Jacks bike stalled and he beeped for us to stop. Behind me it turned pitch black, not a good sign. I turned around to stop and help and his bike would not start. almost 11pm, in the middle of fucking nowhere road, thankfully some local kids stopped to help. They guided us to a mech about 2km down the road. I got there first to call the mech and wake him up, it was late and the garage closed. Jack pushed his down with the Pim and the others and made it just before mechanic arrived. The mech stripped the bike in minutes, it turned out a screw came loose in the starter motor and had completely wrecked it! Thankfully he had spares and replaced the parts and started it up no worries. 660 thousand đồng.Read more

    • Day15

      Vinh Moc Tunnels

      September 4, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      Vinh Moc tunnels are less claustrophobic than the tunnels of Cu Chi. This is because the climate of the area is not so damp so the tunnel corridors are higher 0.9 metres wide and 1.8 metres high, allowing you to walk almost straight up for the greater part of the journey. The main corridor is 780 meters long and has been reinforced with wood.

      We were very surprised when we came out of the tunnels to see that we were on the beach.
      Read more

    • Day33

      2 bikes and 3 Buses...

      April 17, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

      As always we never want to make our lives easy... We recently heard about the Vin Moch tunnels and found them to be fascinating. This tunnel system was made by a village for them to live in during the war. The tunnels are about 26km in varying direction with various entrances. We just had to go and see them. However, it seems that most tourists either have their own bike or go on a tour which incorporates various other sites and costs a hell of a lot. So obviously we had to try DIY. We asked both the students and various other locals how to get there and it wasn't easy but we decided to go for it anyway with the aim to be in Phong Nha that evening. So the adventure began.

      As we got in quite late the night before resulting in only 4 hours sleep and then getting up for 6am was a struggle! The students were so unbelievably kind and took us on their bikes at 7am to the bus station (10km) out of town and put us on the correct bus.

      Next stop Hồ Xa, the nearest town to the tunnels. The bus journey was very straight forward, but then they dropped us off in the middle of nowhere. We spoke to the locals and one offered to bike us the tunnels and bring us back. We agreed a price, but didn't realise we would all be on one bike! Meh, we jumped on the guys scooter and let's just say I was literally hanging off and holding on for dear life. Not the most comfortable 20 minute journey... By this point we still hadn't eaten so we went to one of the cafes for instant noodle lunch... Not the most fulfilling lunch after such a journey...

      We then went round the tunnels which were actually quite impressive. We then jumped back on the bike for another horrific bike journey back to our bus drop-off. On the way we also chatted with the guy and he said he can put us on a bus to Đồng Hới where we would then catch our final bus to Phong Nhà. It was about 1:30pm when we were dropped off at Đồng Hới. We were absolutely ravishing but the bus dropped us off in the middle of knowhere again (luckily at a bus stop) so we had to ration on Rambutan. We had no idea how long we had to wait and just had to hope that this was the right stop. We waited 40 mins in the hot sun and the bus arrived. We were soooo relieved to be on the last leg. We were exhausted, felt sick from hunger and lack of sleep but we arrived safe and sound! We met a lovely Hungarian guy called Matt who was able to distract us from our true grumpy feeling!

      When we arrived we attempted to nap and then headed out for dinner. I have to admit we did go for pizza... We were craving carbohydrates and luxury. We can't walk past a guy making fresh pizza and not go in... It was yummy and just what we needed!!

      Full and happy we went straight to bed and slept for 12 hours. Bliss!
      Read more

    • Day100

      Tag 100 Phong 》Hue

      January 7, 2020 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Schon ist die schöne Zeit in Phong Nha auch schon wieder vorbei und es geht weiter nach Hue. Allerdings entschieden wir uns dieses mal das ganze mit einer kleinen Tour zu verbinden. Sprich wir besuchten unterwegs die Vinh Moc Tunnel und den Ben Hai River. Also loooos geht's 😁.Read more

    • Day43

      Vinh Moc Tunnel

      January 11, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      Mehrere Kilometer langes Tunnelsystem aus dem Vietnamkrieg, das sehr gut erhalten und über drei Ebenen verteilt ist, die unterschiedliche Kälte- und Wärmezonen besitzen. Interessant. Schmale Gänge, stockdunkel und rutschig. Teilweise kann man sich nur im Entengang​ fortbewegen. Es kamen Erinnerungen an die Saisonvorbereitung beim Fußball hoch. Platzangst sollte man hier nicht haben.Read more

    • Day265

      Vinh Moc Tunnels, Vietnam

      February 26, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      A whole village of civilians moved underground to avoid bombings during the Vietnam War. Their expansive network of underground tunnels and trenches, with sleeping and meeting quarters, was a great way for me to get out of the wind and rain on the northbound highway.Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Mũi Bang, Mui Bang

    Join us:

    FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android