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Cu Chi Tunnels - Vietnam
Journal Date: 06 December 2006
Journal Location: Saigon - Viet Nam
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Cu chi district is well-known nationwide as the base where the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968.The tunnels are between 0.4 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to walk along by bending or dragging. However, parts of the tunnels have been modified to accommodate visitors. The upper soil layer is between 3 to 5m thick and can support the weight of a 60-ton tank and the damage of light cannons and bombs. The underground network provided meeting rooms, sleeping quarters, commanding rooms, hospitals, and other social rooms. By visiting the Cu Chi tunnels provides a better understanding of the prolonged resistance war of the Vietnamese people and also of the persistent and clever character of the Vietnamese nation. The tunnels are 250km in total length over three levels.


this is a secret hide hole ....


and here is a scared american tourist .... :o)


one of the many nasty traps that were set for the enemy !!


a modified enttrance way for visitors ... we went down and crawled alonf for about 15m ... not nice even with lights


one they left behind .... not much choice really !

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