Pho 2000 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam for your pho-fix in the city.
Day 1 of our holiday in Vietnam, and we were starting off soaking in Ho Chi Minh City by experiencing the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system. This network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary during the 1960’s when they played a vital part in the Vietnam War, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho Chi Minh City. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities. The guide took us through, in excruciating detail, the times of war… the loss of life, the fear and the very inhuman standards of living.
By the time we were done, we were all set to take on the madness that is Ben Tanh Market, the liveliest part of Ho Chi Minh, and bargain to my hearts content for spices and souvenirs!
Address: Pho 2000, 1-3 Phan Chu Trinh (Right next to Ben Tanh Market), Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam