Dalam 15 minit kemudian, maka kami sampailah ke CuChi Tunnel. Memang dah tak sabar aku nak sampai ke sini. Macam duduk dalam oven tau kepanasan aku dalam van tu. Menggelisah betul aku. So, bila kami sampai di sini...tengok banyak pokok-pokok. Redup ajer keadaannya. Sib baik.
Untuk masuk ke sini, kami dikenakan bayaran sebanyak 80,000 Dong (RM16) seorang. Ia tidak termasuk dalam package kami tadi di hotel. So, kami kena bayar sendiri di kaunter ticket di sini. Package kami juga ada disediakan tourist guide. Dia akan memberi penerangan tentang history Cu Chi Tunnel ini dan bagaimana askar-askar vietnam boleh mengalahkan tentera Amerika ketika perang Vietnam-Amerika pada tahun 1968 dulu.
The 75-mile (121 km)-long complex of tunnels at Củ Chi has been preserved by the government of Vietnam, and turned into a war memorial park. The tunnels are a popular tourist attraction, and visitors are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system. Some tunnels have been made larger to accommodate the larger size of western tourists, while low-power lights have been installed in several of them to make traveling through them easier and booby traps have been clearly marked. Underground conference rooms where campaigns such as the Tết Offensive were planned in 1968 have been restored, and visitors may enjoy a simple meal of food that Viet Cong fighters would have eaten.
The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Củ Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.
The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The role of the tunnel systems should not be underestimated in its importance to the Viet Cong in resisting American operations and protracting the war, eventually culminating in an American withdrawal.
tourist guide kerek ini (topi putih) sibuk memberi penerangan tetapi aku pulak sibuk berposing. Aku bengang dengan budak vietnam ni....very the kerek dan eksyen. Sempat kutuk Amerika terang2....dia cakap orang Vetnam hebat dan kuat...ceh!!!!!. Bukan bermakna aku sokong Amerika tetapi aku benci dengan keegoan budak vietnam ini.
hanya org kurus ajer yg boleh masuk. Untuk pengetahuan semua...orang Vietnam memang kurus-kurus belaka.
musuh tak nampak kewujudan tunnel ini
American soldiers used the term "Black echo" to describe the conditions within the tunnels. For the Viet Cong, life in the tunnels was difficult. Air, food and water were scarce and the tunnels were infested with ants, poisonous centipedes, spiders and mosquitoes. Most of the time, guerrillas would spend the day in the tunnels working or resting and come out only at night to scavenge for supplies, tend their crops or engage the enemy in battle.