Exploring Vietnam’s dark history in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam is a country full of history – the good, and the not-so-good.

When in Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll find a lot of history surrounding the Vietnam War (Or the American War), a dark space in the country’s history. 

The Vietnam War saw troops from both sides die (Up to 3.8million on the Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos side) between November 1, 1955 until the fall of Saigon April 30, 1975.

You can visit the Vietnam War Museum, the Independence Palace, and (on a day trip) the Cu Chi Tunnels to revisit these events of the past.

Coming from a country who fought on the opposing side of the War (Australia) it was a confronting experience, but one I was grateful for.

You can never have too many perspectives on something. It’s always good to learn new things or see things from a different point of view.

It was those thoughts that summed up my time in Ho Chi Minh City.

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