Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Cao Dai Great Temple & War Remnants

This fancifully decorated vehicle is used for processions

And you have to love this little top-hatted frog sitting wistfully on the steps!

The War Remnants Museum is a tourist must, but it's a pretty sad place for Americans to visit. I found this set of medals in one of the cases to be very touching. They belonged to a Sgt. William Brown, who won them during the Vietnam War. The label reads: "To the People of a United Vietnam: I was wrong. I am sorry."

The other obligatory stop for American tourists are the Cu Chi tunnels, outside of Saigon. On the way there, we saw a lot of vehicles loaded down like this one:

This is a cultivated rubber plantation, as you can see from the even rows of trees

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