The tunnel complex was amazing, there is over 150 miles of tunnels between 10 feet and 30 feet underground. They had hundreds of people living and working all underground. They showed how they used to use American bombs and other ordnances to make their own bombs and ammunition – very resourceful. The entrance and exits of these tunnels were nuts, they would have been about 12 inches wide by 24 inches long the one I hopped in was not this big and I struggled to make it back out (bulky westerner). You can just see my face in the picture. The various booby traps that they used and they were horrific, some would have been so painful it makes you shudder just thinking about them.
They had a rifle range there and you could fire about 10 different guns, I decided to have a go at an M80 10 shots. I can’t believe how loud these shots were, they were deafening, can only imagine having to fire one of these day in day out.
Next I went in the actual tunnels, well a widened one for all the westerners, but even with the larger size it was hard going – pretty much a very low squat or crawl. It was extremely tight and surprisingly stuffy and very claustrophobic!