Built by the Viet Cong in the 1940s as protection from French air raids during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi Tunnels extend underground for more than 155 miles (250 km) in the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City alone. This network of subterranean passageways later provided vital access to and strategic control over the rural areas surrounding the city during the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War or the American War), when the tunnels housed living quarters, hospitals, booby traps, and storage facilities for the Viet Cong.
Cu Chi Tunnels
Museum of American War Crimes
The Vietnamese government-run War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is one of Vietnam's most popular museums. It draws 500,000 visitors annually, according to Christina Schwenkel, who wrote about the museum in her 2009 book "The American War In Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation." Foreigners comprise two-thirds of the visitors.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam at its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. A chaotic whirl, the city breathes life and vitality into all who settle here, and visitors cannot help but be hauled along for the ride.
Red Church (Notre Dame Cathedral) is the must-see church in Ho Chi Minh City, it is also one of the initial catholic churches in Ho Chi Minh City. Since 1865, Notre Dame Cathedral was the biggest church of France’s constructions in Vietnam, built with Marseille brick, stained glass, steel frame from France and blue stone of Bien Hoa, constructed by the commander Bonard. Notre Dame has established the electric system at the beginning, instead of candles as other churches.