Thursday, November 04, 2010

Vietnam Holiday Three

Today's tour was of Nui Dat and Long Tan. The first stop was the village of Phuong Long, I think. It was known cynically as 'VC Village' and it turns out the soldiers cynicism was well placed as the tour guide was a local whose father was VC and the village hid an extensive network of tunnels which mostly remained hidden. We went on to visit the Long Tan memorial, which was quite emotional, and then Nui Dat, or at least what remains of it, which isn't much. Around half the runway remains, many of the roads and some ruined foundations.
Back to Saigon again for dinner at Ngon, which is highly recommended, and was ripped off at the night markets, which is probably compulsory.


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