The Cu Chi TunnelsApril 22 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