Must- visit Vietnam War Sites
If you are going to visit Vietnam to understand more about Vietnam history and Vietnam War, here is some suggestion about Vietnam War sites where you should come. Let’s get started!
Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels is located on the Northwest direction, about 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in 1940s during the war against French colonial. This is a massive network of underground tunnels which served as a command post for North Vietnamese forces. In this tunnel system have living quarters, weapons factories, hospitals, and even entertainment facilities.
Further reading: Cu Chi Tunnel- Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide
The War Remnants Museum
The war remnants museum called the Museum of American War Crimes which is located at 28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City and opened in September 1975 as "The House for Displaying War Crimes of American Imperialism and the Puppet Government”.
These museum exhibits of war artifacts, unexploded ordinance, and photo galleries portraying the horrors of war, armored vehicles, planes, helicopters, and other implements of war.
The Reunification Palace
The reunification is known as the Independence Palace and a finishing point of the Vietnam War. This palace is also known as the famous historical witness that passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists and was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City and designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu.
This historical site situated at 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Thanh, district 1, Ho Chi Minh city center with opening time: on Wednesday from 7:30 am- 11 am and 1 pm- 4:30 pm
Nha Trang was home to the Cam Ranh Air Base – one of the most important U.S. Air bases during the Vietnam War. Many American troops began or finished their arduous tour of duty in Nha Trang, before heading elsewhere in Vietnam. Nha Trang was also a popular place for U.S. soldiers to take leave during the Vietnam War (Source: Goseasia)
The riverside town of Hoi An served as a major port for Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and even Dutch traders up until the 17th century. Nearby Marble Mountain was used as a field hospital and command post by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Bombing during the war damaged ancient Cham sites around Hoi An (Source: Goseasia)
Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi
Hoa Lo Prison is one of the most notorious stops for travelers interested in war history which was built by the French from 1886 to 1901 in order to punish Vietnamese activists seeking independence. This was known by the French as Maison Centrale where inmates have been subjected to dire conditions and torture, both under the French and the Vietnamese
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
This museum is an important historical attraction of Hanoi, known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh. It is built over 2 years from 1973 to 1975; the Mausoleum is also a lively illustrator of national unity.
Ho Chi Minh Trail
Ho Chi Minh Trail is not just one trail but a series of trails which is the elaborate system of mountain and jungle paths and trails used by North Vietnam to infiltrate troops and supplies weapons, food and equipment into South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos during the Vietnam War. It is 1,000 kilometers in length and consisted of many parts.
This trail is made by about 40,000 people and covered by the jungle and consisted of dummy routes that served the only purpose of confusing the Americans but was, in places, 80 kilometers wide.
Vinh Moc Tunnels
Vinh Moc tunnel is located in Vinh Moc, Vinh Thach Commune, Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province. This is an underground miniaturized village - is the largest historical tunnel in the DMZ - a tunnel complex of Vietnam.
The Vinh Moc spectacular tunnel network within the zone stands as a testament to the endurance, wisdom and bravery of the local people in their fight for independence which was built to shelter the people of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quang Tri Province. It was constructed in several stages, beginning in 1966 and coming into use until 1971.
This is the site of the most famous and most controversial battles of the war where 10,000 North Vietnamese died. It’s worthy to visit this historical spot when you spend your time in Vietnam
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