Vietnam opens more wartime tunnels
QUANG NAM, 31 July 2012: The home of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Quang Nam province, will open former Viet Cong tunnels in Anong Commune in Tay Giang district as a tourist site.
The tunnel system, located 7 km from Tay Giang district, was used as a base to store food, weapons, medicine and telephone devices to instruct Viet Cong troops using the so-called Ho Chi Minh trail to infiltrate southern Vietnam.
Anong Commune has four hamlets with military tunnels identified as Tam Aboc in Arot Hamlet, Abuol in Acap Hamlet, Bh’nom and L’booi in Axoo Hamlet and Ch’run in Anooth Hamlet.
Also, Ch’run Tunnel is 1.6 metres high and 50 metres long hidden from view in a dense forested hill.
The commune will soon build a centre to display artifacts of the Ho Chi Minh trail and Anong’s tunnel system to give tourists an insight into the country’s modern history.
Earlier, the site was recognised as a provincial historical relic.
Quang Nam is a home of the ancient city of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary, which have been recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.