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Tales From The The Ho Chi Minh Trail – NVA Tunnels, Xepon
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Tales From The The Ho Chi Minh Trail – NVA Tunnels, Xepon

NVA Tunnel Complex, West of Xepon B Houaychang-Kao  N16° 43.242′ E106° 07.776′ Just west of Xepon, the NVA (Northern Vietnamese Army) built a tunnel complex between 2 mountains along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It served as a base on the Trail among other things. Inside the tunnel has collapsed. So it still holds a…

Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail – River Crossings Xe Bangfai
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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail – River Crossings Xe Bangfai

 Xe Bangfai River Crossing-Khammouane Province Loaction N17° 29.167′ E105° 41.863′ Updated April 2021. When I first came to Laos to ride, river crossings were plentiful and mainly by small canoes. Today it’s a bit different, many have been forded and many new bridges are being constructed leaving the old bridges to nature. The crossing I…

Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail – Choke Points, Ban Laboy Ford
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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail – Choke Points, Ban Laboy Ford

Ban Laboy Ford Location; Savannakhet N17.20580° E 106.14743°   Ban Laboy Ford was a key crossing into Laos from Vietnam and one of the most important choke points. It joined a labyrinth of trails for the Vietnamese to disappear into. It holds the record of being the most bombed place on the planet. What is…

Tales from The Ho Chi Minh Trail – Disappearing Trails Dong-Muang Nong
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Tales from The Ho Chi Minh Trail – Disappearing Trails Dong-Muang Nong

Dong to Maung Nong-Savannakhet Location ; N16° 41.989′ E106° 12.455′ I guess it’s what we call progress. Laos cannot stay still as much as us off roaders would like it to. Infrastructure is needed for the country to develop. The locals are pleased, I’m sure, no more dusty houses in the dry season and no…