19 October 2010

HO CHI MINH ESCAPADE - DAY 2 CU CHI TUNNELS

The hotel we stayed serves daily breakfast. And it's definitely value for money especially for back packers like us with limited budget.



A french loaf & fried omelette with an option of coffee/tea and pineapple juice.






Upon recommendation by the hotel receptionist, we signed up for a half day trip (8.30am - 2.30pm) to Cu Chi Tunnels at USD5 per person excluding tunnels admission fee of VND80,000. Our coach of 40 seaters took almost two hours to reach this destination with beautiful greed paddy fields along the road to Chu Chi.


History of Cu Chi
Cu Chi used to be a bitter battleground for many years during the Vietnam War. This underground village intricate network of over 200km of tunnels at Ben Dinh, 50km from Ho Chi Minh city.



Entrance to the tunnels


Tourists Briefing room.... on how the tunnels work

This tunnels run 3 levels deep underground with a length of 250 km and is used to launch their surprise attacks on the Americans during the war

A camouflaged bamboo trap


making fresh rice paper

producing rubber sandals
inside the tunnel Eventhough the weather was hot and sunny but we did enjoy this pleasant and historical visit.

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