Out of Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

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  • In the monastery.
    In the monastery.
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  • Children play on a tank.
    Children play on a tank.
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  • In the monastery.
    In the monastery.
    by IreneMcKay
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    Phuoc Dien Tam Bao Temple.

    by IreneMcKay Written Jul 7, 2013
    In the monastery.
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    On our trip to Tay Ninh and Cu Chi we also visited a lovely Buddhist temple in Chau Doc. Chau Doc is best known for a massacre. On July 11 1957 anti-Diem insurgents stormed a bar in Chau Doc and killed 17 people who were drinking inside.The victims were tied up and then machine gunned. The crime was apparently carried out by communists opposed to the Diem government.

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    Not for American Vets!

    by neurochic Updated Nov 28, 2005
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    Okay the Cu Chi Tunnels are a tourist trap. And definitely don't take an American vet here. The whole time I was visiting the site, I couldn't help but think what my vet Dad would have felt coming back here. When you first arrive you are fed a propaganda tape which is quite graphic showing dead American GIs at the hands of the Viet Cong. Also here in these tunnels I discovered that I was clausterphobic. Definitely not a good time to discover this. Also if you don't want to get dirty I don't recommend you going through the tunnels because you get a red clay all over your back. Furthermore, mosquitos attack you out in the forest so bring mosquito spray!

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    Something vietnameses are proud of...

    by Smallprawn Written Sep 24, 2006
    An American Tank destroyed in Vietnam War

    Sinh Cafe's Cu Chi Tunnels tour. Half day trip. Around 2 hrs of bus ride from Sinh Cafe office to Cu Chi Tunnels. Bus is small, and if u have long legs, good luck to you. At Cu Chu Tunnels, u will get to see... err... tunnels (what else??), bobby traps, war-related stuff and so on.

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    Laquerware Factory 27-7 Handicraft Company

    by edelng Written Jul 6, 2007

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    Laquerware arts
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    Booked a Cu Chi tunnel half day tour through Sinh Cafe. Before arriving at the tunnel, we were detoured to the lacquer ware factory about 45 mins out of HCMC. Lots of nice arts pieces.

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    Tunnel Model

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 23, 2003

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    The Cu Chi Tunnels - shows the 3 layers of tunnels. This display as well as a video recording of the tunnels was in the building before you tour through the grounds. Very interesting.

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    Bobby Traps

    by Smallprawn Updated Sep 24, 2006
    Rolling Trap

    There are displays of the various bobby traps used during the Vietnam war against the American soldiers at the Cu Chi Tunnels.

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