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VIETNAM

HISTORY

Cu Chi Tunnels

Over 200km of underground network of connecting tunnel passages built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the war. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters.

War Remnants Museum

Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict.

The Reunification Palace

The Reunification Palace is one of the most important historical buildings in Vietnam. It was where the fall of the South Vietnamese government occurred on the 30th of April 1975, when the national liberation front tanks crashed through the iron gates. In addition to its historical significance, the Reunification Palace is a showpiece of South Vietnamese 1960s modernist architecture and interior decoration.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important historical attraction of Hanoi, known for honoring the national hero and the resting place of President Ho Chi Minh who was the popular leader of Vietnam who led the country to independence and reunification.

Maison Centrale

Maison Centrale also known as Hoa Lo Prison. It was originally used by French colonialists to hold Vietnamese revolutionaries, then used by the North Vietnamese after they took power to house American POW’S captured during the Vietnam War for interrogation and torture including American senator John McCain. It was the American prisoners who sarcastically gave the jail its nickname ‘Hanoi Hilton’.

Long Tan Tour

Witness the battlefield of Long Tan and Nui Dat SAS hill, key sites of the ANZAC’S involvement in the Vietnam War. Pay a solemn visit to the Long Tan Cross Memorial to commemorate the ANZAC’S and Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed there lives during the war and then a visit to the Long Phuoc Tunnels dug by the Viet Minh and Viet Cong for fighting and sheltring during the war.

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