Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Photos (III) of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (October 18-21, 2008)

Reunification Palace was built as the home of former president Ngo Dinh Diem. In April 1975, North Vietnamese tanks crashed through the gates of the palace, declaring victory over the Republic of Vietnam.An underground war room beneath the palace; there are two complete underground bombproof levels where the president and his staff could remain while under attack
The view from the palace down Saigon's tree-lined Le Duan street
A man demonstrates how Cu Chi guerillas would enter their network of tunnels and cover their tracks. The Cu Chi tunnels stretched for miles from Saigon to Cambodia (with meeting rooms, kitchens, storage and triage areas) and played an important role in the war.A U.S. Army tank on display at the War Remnants Museum in Saigon
Cheerful paintings by Vietnamese schoolchildren contrast the horrifying photos of the war at the War Remnants Museum in Saigon

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