Shooting the AK-47 at Cu Chi Tunnels Tourist attraction – Vietnam

When you visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, you can choose between the AK-47, M16,.30 Caliber Machine Gun, M60, M1 carbine, M1 Garand and Russian SKS. The costs are not too expensive at all. The price is 40,000 VND for a M16 bullet, 35,000 VND for an AK or a Cabin bullet, Colt 45, K59 & Rulo are 40,000 VND per shoot and K54 is 20,000 VND per shoot. With about 10 USD, you can experience this exciting activity in Cu Chi Tunnels.

When visiting Cu Chi, after exploring this unique destination, tourists have free time to discover by themselves and this is the time for who wants to try shooting with the real guns.

Before shooting a bullet, tourists will be given instruction about the gun and the way to use it. Please remember to wear the covering ears facilities in order not to be startled.

The guide will help you how to make a shoot, where to put your hand on, where to look through. Therefore, just count on them, you will have got such a great experience you have never met before.

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Visiting Saigons Reunification Palace 2019 – Ho Chi Minh City

Come visit Ho Chi Minh Cities Reunification Palace formally known as the Presidential Palace with Amelia In Vietnam and Kiwi In Saigon. Experience the ghostly past of Vietnam’s dark War history, as you sink deep into the underground of dark maze like tunnels. Share the history and have fun when doing so. Watch th dark ghosts appear from this tourist

Independence Palace (Dinh Độc Lập), also known as Reunification Palace (Vietnamese: Dinh Thống Nhất), built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Saigon, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

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10 contemporary art galleries in Ho Chi Minh City

An increasingly popular hub for artists and art buffs, Ho Chi Minh City is a fantastic place for contemporary art fans. Here are our top ten contemporary art galleries perfect to explore there.

 

1. Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

One of the largest places in the city to view art, it’s easy to while away a few hours here. Featuring mostly contemporary art, this place has its finger well and truly on the pulse of the local art scene.

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2. The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

Another large arts space in a warehouse-style setting, huge contemporary art displays give visitors a little wow-factor here. There is also an interesting calendar of events just waiting to be explored.

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3. Apricot Gallery

One of the biggest names in the art world in Vietnam thanks to its branch in Hanoi too, the Apricot Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City is found over an impressive five storeys. This is the place to view a wide ion of contemporary Vietnamese art.

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4. Lotus Gallery

This narrow gallery space makes an interactive artwork of its featured pieces by displaying them on sliding rollers. This has been a favourite on the Ho Chi Minh City art scene for almost 30 years, showcasing contemporary art by a range of Vietnam’s talented artists.

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5. Galerie Quynh

This contemporary art gallery is in a small but perfectly formed space in the city. This art spot is a particular specialist in paintings, sculpture and multimedia works by local artists.

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6. Saigon Outcast

Definitely one of the most popular contemporary art spaces in the city, Saigon Outcast has amazing graffiti on most surfaces. It’s also a place to go for drawing classes, film screenings or even just a drink in the beer garden.

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7. Salon Saigon

This intimate contemporary art space features a carefully curated array of art by local artists, and an invigorating calendar of talks and special events. It’s also a place where you can browse books while sipping tea.

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8. Coeverything

More like a concept store than an art gallery, this is a space where different elements of Vietnam’s artistic flair come together. As well as modern artworks by Vietnamese artists, it’s a place to find locally-made stationery and a whole range of hand-made crafts.

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9. Hey Camel Ceramics

A store rather than an art gallery, this is definitely a place worth visiting for contemporary art lovers in Ho Chi Minh City. An amazing collection of hand-made ceramics and canvas bags with witty designs can be found here – which make for perfect contemporary art souvenirs to take home.

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10. Artinus

This eccentric 3D art gallery might not be to the taste of serious contemporary art collectors, but for those looking for a different experience of art, this is the place to visit. Here visitors can immerse themselves so they actually become part of the art, making for some incredible photos to take home too.

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Vandalized by Loan Sharks, Pho Hoa Pasteur Announces Temporary Closure

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The shop owner’s brother-in-law is suspected of racking up the debts that attracted the vandalism.

Eight acts of vandalism over the last month, including throwing pig organs, paint and mắm tôm on the facade of District 3’s famous Pho Hoa Pasteur, forced it to shutter starting Thursday, August 3. During the most recent attack, Media reports that customers were hit with the stinky detritus and Linh, the owner of the more than 50-year-old noodle shop, admitted the assaults were harming business. He posted a multi-lingual apology for the temporary closing, citing “interior construction.”

At the time of the closing, rumors swirled regarding the owner’s brother-in-law, Tuan. Linh said he ran a phone and automobile accessory shop nearby and owed VND8 billion (US$340,000) to creditors. Tuan was unable to repay the debt in a timely manner, so — in true Vietnam fashion — the loan sharks resorted to threatening his family members to get back their money. Linh claimed Tuan had nothing to do with the ownership or operation of Pho Hoa Pasteur, and it was thus unfair that his collectors were targeting the phở restaurant.

While originally unable to locate Tuan, on Monday, August 5 police detained him at his District 3 home. The 44-year-old is allegedly cooperating with authorities and is suspected of falsifying documents to obtain property to sell. Authorities arrived at his house with search warrants, some of which related to various vehicles he’d recently purchased.

The individuals who carried out the attacks were captured on security footage and allegedly identified. In a press conference held this afternoon, the HCMC Police Department said that they have detained five men suspected of carrying out the vandalism and two others for aiding them.

Located at 260C Pasteur, Pho Hoa has been a local mainstay for decades. The casual phở joint is popular among locals and tourists alike and is featured on numerous travel blogs and guidebooks.

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Vietnamese style of massage. What to expect in Ho Chi Minh City

Each country has its unique massage methods, so does Vietnam. Not with a lot of oil like Swedish massage, not too much stretching and deep pressing like Thai, massage in Vietnam seems a mixture of a little Thai, Swedish and hot stone, foot and body together.

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Story of Vietnamese massage

I’ve no idea where and when the massage came to Vietnam but from the feudalistic time. The concubines or servants for the King or sorts of had to do something similar once their owners ordered. Then, there were people earning a living just by being a street masseuse when most of their clients were men. They did their work right on street pavement.

Along with the “open door” policy, where free entrepreneur was allowed and encouraged, facilitated massage establishments were opened and operated as to meet the demand of that new market economy.

At that time, there was quite a negative rumor running around the masseuses who are mostly young girls. Everyone doubt that there could be something hanky-panky happened between the girl and her clients (mostly men) in the massage room. It was ironically a lose-face situation then if your friend/relative saw you stepping into a massage shop in Vietnam. The doubt was correct as the majority of massage parlours then were where men looking for happy-ending service.

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Today, there are more and more proper-run establishments opening. Believe or not, massage business has been mushrooming in all the big cities of Vietnam for over 20 years now. Of course, people don’t see it with a curious eye anymore.

 

Massage while traveling

Some good establishments offer not only a full package but also a detailed menu for you to choose from. A package of 75-90′ should be right for everyone. It is starting from the foot with some herbal medicinal foot dip, the body, the hot stone and ending by the head.

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Tips to get massage in Vietnam

  • Make sure your belongings are well watched or safely placed while being during your massage in Vietnam.
  • Expect some private talks probably happening between the two masseuses. Feel free to advise them to stop for the good sake of your relaxing hours.
  • Even tip included, 90% of the case is nice to try for a further tip. The choice is on you, to give them a little more or to ask for the Manager.

 

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