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Nocturnal tours of Cu Chi Tunnels open

The Saigon Times

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Night tours of Cu Chi Tunnels have been launched since March this year for interested tourists. The management board of Cu Chi Tunnels told vnexpress.net that the tours of the tunnels at night aim to offer guests a chance to learn the life and activities of the soldiers and local people back in the 1961-1964 period.

The night life of Cu Chi residents and soldiers is rebuilt for every tour, including such activities as digging tunnels, weaving rattan and bamboo products for daily use, grinding paddy grains, pounding rice, trading at a market, and music performances.

The tours begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:40 p.m. on March 18, 22 and 25. From 6-6:50 p.m., tourists will watch the scale model of the tunnels, and the 3D movie depicting the Operation Cedar Falls in 1967. From 7:30-8:30 p.m., guests will enjoy a music show. The ticket for the nocturnal tour is VND399,000 per guest.

According to the tour operator, after the first night tours in March, similar tours are expected to be held periodically every month to serve interested tourists.

National treasures to be showcased in Haiphong

Twenty-one national treasures and nearly 300 antiques of the An Bien collection will be displayed at the Haiphong Museum in Haiphong City from May to December this year.

On the occasion of the Hoa Phuong Do (Royal Poinciana Flower) Festival-Haiphong 2024 to be organized in May this year, the Haiphong City Department of Culture and Sports, the Haiphong Museum, and Tran Dinh Thang, the owner of the An Bien antique collection, jointly prepare for the showcase of the An Bien national treasures and antiques from May to December this year.

According to plo.vn, about 300 antiques of the An Bien collection dating from the Dong Son culture, or Lac Viet culture, to the Dai Viet culture in the 19th century will be displayed at this event. Of the An Bien antiques to be displayed, there are 21 recognized as national treasures.

It is worth noting that the collection of gold antiques used in worshipping Le Chan (20-43 AD), a female general serving the Trung Sisters, Vietnamese military leaders who ruled for three years in 40 after fighting the first Chinese domination of the country, will also be introduced for the first time to the general public.

Food stalls to open on countryside road

The authorities of An Nhut Commune, Long Dien District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, will build 62 stalls on a road across paddy fields for poor households and laid-off workers in the commune to sell popular dishes and snacks to earn their living. These food stalls are slated to be opened by the end of this month.

In January this year, similar stalls were opened on a nearby countryside road also for poor local residents and laid-off workers to make ends meet. Although attracting a large number of locals and tourists, such food stalls could neither ensure traffic safety nor food hygiene and had to be closed by the local authorities.

Before opening these 62 food stalls, the local government built a parking lot and restrooms, installed solar-powered lights for the stalls, banisters along the canal, and trash bins, and planted flowers to beautify the area.

According to vnexpress.net, An Nhut Commune has an area of 594 hectares with 1,126 households and some 4,100 residents. The commune has some 20 kilometers of countryside roads, including asphalted ones, to make it favorable for rice transport.

Incredible “two suns” phenomenon spotted over Quang Ngai Province

Le Van Tuan, a resident of Quang Ngai City, captured images of the “two suns” appearing in the Quang Ngai sky on the morning of March 14 while standing in the VSIP Quang Ngai Urban Area. Posted on his Facebook page, the images drew significant attention from others.

The phenomenon of the “two suns” occurred from 5:30 a.m. to around 6:30 a.m., he told the Dan Tri news site.

Some believe that this phenomenon is caused by lens refraction or dirt on the camera. However, Tuan affirmed that he observed this phenomenon directly with his own eyes, finding it peculiar, so he later used his phone to capture it.

Recently, the phenomenon of “two suns” has also appeared in Hanoi, causing a stir on social media. Meteorological experts explain that this phenomenon occurs due to refraction and scattering of light in the atmosphere. This can create an illusion of two suns under certain conditions.

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