It is a sad place but worth going for a better understanding of why the U.S. lost this war.
A resilient nation though, many have turned the haunting past into a lifeline for their families. One such man is Uncle Nam, an ex-soldier who now offers personal tours to the tunnels of Co Chi, a labyrinth of underground passageways that were once a hiding place for thousands of soldiers during the Vietnam War.
I wrote about Uncle Nam and the Co Chi tunnel experience in our blog a while back.
We learned how they lived, eat, and survived even with extensive bombing by US B-52 bombers
This complex of underground tunnels is part of an extensive network that once ran under much of the country. Built by the Vietcong as part of the resistance to the U.S. military, these passageways allowed thousands of guerrillas to travel undetected for miles, carrying weapons, food and other supplies. A section of the tunnels is open to visitors: Have a go at wriggling through some of the narrow thoroughfares and try to imagine living in these cramped quarters. If you’re so inclined, head to the shooting range afterward to fire a variety of automatic weapons.