People have their own ways about how they are going to study a particular place. Many of them travel to that place just to explore that particular place and to discover new things about that place. One of the favorite places that these people visit are the places that have something to do with history. There are people who find history a boring topic to study in schools because they just rely on books and film showings. There are also those people who find history an interesting subject in school because this is a good opportunity for them to explore and visit the historic places from different countries.
As a student, tourist or historian, who is coming to Vietnam, you will surely be interested with the historical places waiting for you. One of these places that you must consider is the Cu Chi Tunnels. Is coming to Vietnam a perfect chance to satisfy your eagerness to discover Cu Chi Tunnels? Pretty sure that you will find the Cu Chi Tunnels as an interesting place because it played a very important part in the history of Vietnam during the wars.
Before coming to Vietnam and with your interest about how you are going to discover Cu Chi Tunnels, you will surely make some preparations. One of the things that you will surely do is to read about the Vietnam Wars and stories that has something to do about the construction, life and bombing of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Those are actually the smarter ways that interested visitors do, especially when they would like to discover Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam.
You can find the Cu Chi Tunnels in the district of Cu Chi, which is located in the Ho Chi Minh City. So, if you are going to arrange a schedule with your trusted travel companies in Vietnam, you have to select the provinces of the southern part of Vietnam, where the Ho Chi Minh City is situated.
People who would like to discover Cu Chi Tunnels must know that there is much to learn. The Cu Chi Tunnels are huge networks of complex tunnels. These underground tunnels measures about 121 km long. You are aware that the tunnels were bombed during the Vietnam Wars, so visitors are not allowed to discover Cu Chi Tunnels as a whole, but are only allowed to visit some tunnels, such as the Ben Dinh and the Ben Duoc.
So, what do you think will you do in these tunnels? At first, you are going to watch a film about the construction of the Cu Chi Tunnels and how these soldiers became heroes during the war. This film showing is very helpful, so that you can have a better understanding about the Cu Chi Tunnels. Next, you have to follow your tour guide because you will start exploring the tunnels. You may crawl, move around and feel the ambience underground.
On your tour, you will find some rooms that were used during the Vietnam Wars. You will find their dining area or command center. You will also find some displays, such as various booby traps used during the Wars.
The rest of the tour has something to do about how you are going to discover Cu Chi Tunnels. So, just be pay attentiion and enjoy the place. But, after the tour underground. You will have a chance to play with a real gun. Try firing some of the weapons that were used during the Vietnam Wars. You will surely enjoy this activity at the shooting range.
After a tiring day underground, you will surely feel great about the Cu Chi Tunnels and how it helped the Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam Wars. After your visit at the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will understand and see the importance of these tunnels.
Vietnam is a very beautiful country that is rich in history, landscape and sceneries. No wonder why many tourists from different parts of the world would love to come and visit Vietnam. When you have learned that there are many things to discover and explore in Vietnam, you will surely try to find time and come back again. That would be one of the greatest plans that you can do in the future.
Jullian Scott, is a French author and writer of many Asian travel blogs as well as an established restaurant owner in Saigon. She loves to travel and share culture, food and tradition and is most known for being a fusion food artist in Saigon. She became Viet Fun Travel collaborator for 12 year ago.