About 10 km from Dong Hoi City, western of the Ho Chi Minh road, Vuc Quanh outdoor war museum is a place for collecting, reproducing and displaying artifacts from the war against U.S Army in history in Quang Binh province.
This project has been founded by an old soldier – Mr. Nguyen Xuan Lien – who have spent a haft of his life lives and works in military in this region. He is not a local man, he has came from the Northern but after coming back home in the North when finishing the war, he has came back to Quang Binh province with all his money to build the outdoor war museum. For him, this place is his second home country.
Mr Nguyen Xuan Lien – the founder – an old soildier
Mr Lien has collected and reconstructed 14 houses, hundreds of war artifacts such as the Truong Son Road samples, liaison stations, pontoon bridges, food storage, the A letter style tunnels , houses at the time of the war, clinic, operating room under tunnels, kindergarten, grade school, the cradle of bamboo, straw hat against bombs, enthusiastic slogans of the people on the fence of …bombs, the means used for fighting of Quang Binh people.
There are also the war artifacts of U.S Army such as weapons system, tropical plants to collect enemy information operations of the North liberators ….
This outdoor war museum serves free for visitors.