US television channel CNN has published a list of 12 works underground tourist attraction in the world, including the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam. A cluster of underground work was dubbed the land of steel went into the history of struggle heroes of the people of Vietnam as a legend of the 20th century and became a famous sights in the world and is an error terrified of American troops
Tunnels were dug out of a clay region laterite should be durable, less prone to landslides. Located at the center Ho Chi Minh City about 70 km to the northeast. This is where miniature battle transformation of the army and people of Cu Chi in the war long fierce 30 years against invaders for independence, freedom for the country, is a work of unique architecture, located deep in the ground, there are many stories, many corners as cobweb, with accommodation, meeting and fighting with a total length of over 200 km …
Tourist in Cu Chi tunnels
over 20 years of construction, Cu Expenses were completed not by a modern technique that is from the hands of those who decided to preserve land every inch steel homeland. Including how the arms of the mother, sister, brother, which is only the simple honest man but wrote the heroic pages how the nation. And from there, the Cu Chi was “home” of so many soldiers with entrance layer guerrilla Smart owe as American invaders horrendous chickened canvas, contributed greatly to the liberation homeland.
Tunnel system is divided into 3 floors, from the “backbone” radiating countless long arm, short arm connecting eat, have branched out into the Saigon River bear. 3m above the ground floor, bulletproof cannon and weight of tanks, armored vehicles … .Tang 2 ground 5m, can resist a small bomb. The last remaining ground floor 8-10 m. The way up and down between the basement is arranged by the secret hatch covers. Above discreetly camouflaged, looking like termite mounds extrusion, vertical tunnel vent. Combined with the tunnel with the tunnel width to rest, where reserves of weapons, food, have wells, kitchen Hoang Cam, have command bunker, tunnel surgery … There was large tunnels, roof open cool, cleverly disguised to watch movies, art.
US Army and the Army of Republic of Vietnam has constantly attacked the tunnel system by adequate means: bombs, pumping water into the tunnel, the gas … but due to the tunnel system was designed can isolate each damaged parts should be not much. The US military has adopted several measures to detect the entrance (camouflaged) and discovered vents (usually placed between the bush). The most effective measure is to use dogs. Initially there are some entrance and ventilation holes were discovered by sniffer dogs smell the dog bit him. But then, those who had used tunnels under the US soap put in hatches and vents so dogs can not detect.
During the American war, the Cu Chi Tunnels is a big disappointment, difficult question for the US Army and Army Republic of Vietnam. US and Australia tried to detect intrusion and tunnels in various ways, but all attempts failed. …. Can not prevail in chemical warfare, the US military began sending more troops cut down the tunnel. These people are called “tunnel rats”. They are equipped with machine guns, knives, flashlights. But with the complexity of the system and no way back, US soldiers killed most.
One solution to destroy enemy effective and cause more errors in terror of the enemy whenever they advance reviews of Cu Chi that system rudimentary weapons by the army and people of Cu Chi homemade and it plays a role important, it will break the enemy’s invasion. Let us consider these homemade weapons – fear that Vietnam for invaders like: Ham Chong tigers, Chong Thi, Chong Hom, Chong Wing, Chong need mortars, Chong armpit, Chong rake, husband door, automatic anti … .. It’s homemade weapon not just damage, but also to the horrific nightmares for the rest …
After the war ended, the historic area this has become an attractive tourist site, attracting thousands of tourists in the country and abroad visit every day. Apart crept into the tunnel to feel the atmosphere in the past, tourists also been introduced, which is to review the documentary film about the fight resounding guerrilla Cu Chi, enjoy dishes cassava dot sesame salt rustic but delicious. Besides, tourists can participate in shooting sports to try ability elite and their accuracy. And make sure that everyone feels comfortable crept into the forests of central military green leaves untouched, sitting swinging on the hammock, nostalgia a bit about the past, to know that a peaceful life today change how this is considered the sacrifice of people across the country in ancient Vietnam ….
It is interesting to visit this land of heroes are the guides are dressed as in war: men dressed liberation, camouflage hat; Her three female wearing black, bandanna wrapped and rubber sandals. Their presence inside the bushes, at every turn makes guests feel like being live in the truth of the Cu Chi war period. Feeling wartime clearer when boiled cassava plate, bowl sesame been invited tourists. The tiny wine glass, clear and passionate been dubbed the disc tears hometown parties indent pickled vegetables, crunchy and delicious to strangers. Do not forget to taste the vegetables indent. Indent the staple vegetable of the army and people of Cu Chi days ago, there are now specialty.