"End of Ho Chi Minh trail & part of Iron Triangle!" Cu Chi by machomikemd

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A Destroyed M-41 Tank in Middle of Cu Chi

This was part of the Famed Iron Triangle of the vietnam War where the VC Guerillas and Regular North Vietnam Army would hide and attack the American and ARVN Troops (former south vietnam army troops). Located at the end of the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail that stretches from North Vietnam to Laos and Cambodia.

Samples of Military Traps that where effective

the VC devised a clever number of human traps for american and ARVN soldiers, an example is in the picture. They were design more to injure, not to kill, as to destroy american public morale and were fairly successsful too! Necessity is really the Mother of Invention.

250 Kilometers of Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels is just a small part of the 250 kilometer of tunnels and underground bunkers of the VC and North Vietnamese Regular Army, which stretches into Cambodia. the tunnels were enlarged and removed of traps and mines and converted into a tourist destination!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:View the Typical Life of a VC
  • Cons:too commercialized
  • In a nutshell:Truly a Marvel in Modern Warfare!
  • Last visit to Cu Chi: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 9, 2007
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Interesting tips. I never knew how banh trang is made, for instance. As an American soldier I was stationed not far from Cu Chi, but in a different province. In 1995 I went back and did the tourist thing, but Cu Chi was not as commercialized as it is now.

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