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  • Day12

    The Cu Chi Tunnels

    April 22, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 36 °C

    Today we flew from Danang to Ho Chi Minh where we explored a slice of South Vietnam history: The Cu Chi tunnels.
    The Cu Chi Tunnels form an underground defense system in Cu Chi District, 70 km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnels were excavated by the Viet Minh & The Viet Cong. The Viet Cong (also known as the National Liberation Front) was a political organization with its own army – the People's Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam. During the Indochine & Vietnam Wars this army fought for the independence & freedom of their country. The network is several storeys deep in places & included countless trapdoors, living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. We even had the chance to shoot an AK47.... wow does that have some power!Read more

    Casey and Mark

    Our tour group from all over the world! ... Singapore, New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka, Poland, America and Australia!

    Casey and Mark

    The air vents from the tunnels made to look like a termite nest so they were less likely to be spotted and bombed.

    Linda and Andrew Celewych

    Excellent. Very interesting.