The Cu Chi Tunnels

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On December 26th we also visited the Cu Chi Tunnels, at about 40 km north-west of Ho Chi Minh. Before and during the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi guerillas, supporting the communists, dug an impressive network of tunnels in which they were hiding from the enemy. We visited different spots explaining how the guerillas were recycling American weapons for there own use, and how they were making booby traps out of virtually nothing. Then, we crawled through a very narrow tunnel about 100m long, which is in fact twice the size of the real thing so foreign tourist can get a feeling of what it was to go through one of the tunnels. It was pitch black, hot as hell, and we had to crouch all the way to the other end. I can’t imagine how these guys could go through these tunnels with their gear on and everything! Check out the awesome pictures we took here.

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4 Responses to “The Cu Chi Tunnels”

  1. Jim Says:

    It looks like you’re having an interesting trip. I’ve always been fascinated with how adaptive the Vietnamese were during the war.

  2. maizzy Says:

    Hey!

    Happy belated Merry Christmas… All the best to you and your love ones…

    Hoping you have a wonderful New Year!!!

    All the best!!

    maizzy

  3. Em Says:

    Hi Sylvain

    Jus wanted to wish Man n you a Happy New Year.May it be a good and blessed year for you both.

  4. Modok Says:

    I don’t know if I could handle crawling around in those tunnels. I suppose if I knew there was an exit at the other end I could adapt to it but the thought of it freaks me out. I guess I’m a closet claustrophobe. I went into an underground city in Capadocia in Turkey. It went for miles underground but you’d never notice it from the ground. It is one of the oldest known civiliations in the world. These people were diggers. They also carved out all of these rocks formations that have been weathered into beautiful round hobbit houses, or so I thought at the time.

    http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~hbwang/Travel/Capadocia.html

    HappyNew Year!!

    明けまして、おめでとうございます!

    新年快乐!