Military medical staff explore Cu Chi Steel Land

Friday, 2021-10-01 18:03:56
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Participants pose for a group photo at the Sai Gon – Cho Lon – Gia Dinh Revolutionary Tradition Monument.
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NDO – Nearly 100 military doctors and technicians joined a one-day tour to Cu Chi District, which is dubbed as ‘Steel Land’, in Ho Chi Minh City. The tour was jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh City’s High Command, the Tourism Department, and tour operator Saigontourist as part of the programme designated for frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the city.

The first stop of the tour is Sai Gon – Cho Lon – Gia Dinh Revolutionary Tradition Monument in Phu My Hung Commune, where the participants offered incense to heroes, martyrs, and those who laid down their lives for national construction and defence.

Next, they visited the Ben Duoc Temple historical site to commemorate heroes and martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the national resistance wars against the French and the US.

They were briefed on Vietnamese people and army’s feats of arm to defeat the Operation Cedar Falls - a military operation conducted primarily by US forces which took place in January 1967.

The delegation then headed to the restored section of Cu Chi Liberation Zone, which was built in 2003 on a total area of 48.5 hectares to re-enact the life of Cu Chi people between 1961 and 1972.

With a total length of around 250km, Cu Chi Tunnel was built in 1948 as an underground base for residents and the revolutionary army during wartime.

Re-enacting the craft of rice paper making of the Cu Chi people.

Visitors exploring the craft of bamboo weaving.

A visitor trying his hand at pounding rice.

A rural market is reproduced to introduce visitors to many specialties of Cu Chi.

A military doctor acts as a salesman.

A visitor exploring the tunnel.

The tour brings a lot of joy for participants.

Photos: Manh Hao