Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cu Chi Tunnels

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We were in the van for 11 hours going from Dalat to Saigon.  On the long drive I put photos up on the blog and we stopped at these large rock formations from a volcano erruption.

Floating village

Our first excursion of the day were the Cu Chi Tunnels
This was one of many boobie traps set around the jungle.  This particular one had bamboo spears at the bottom that had poison on the tips.  If a person walked on the spinning plank they would be in for a sharp surprise.

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These were little covered fox holes for people to hide under the leaves

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Entrance into some of the tunnels

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They had a shooting range for various guns.  I did NOT shoot any guns.  I was too scared.

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We learned how rice paper was made

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Going through the tunnels was very hot

We are in one of the hidden rooms that actually was regular human height



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