A living spectacle: The popular landmarks of Asia
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice® awards for Landmarks. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. TripAdvisor also conducts highly-rated tours to these award winning landmarks. Here’s a look at the Top 10 Travellers’ Choice landmarks of Asia.
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Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
In the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, in the Cu Chi district, the remains of intricate underground tunnels dug by the Communist Viet Cong during the Vietnam War has now become a prime tourist attraction. Once spanning thousands of miles, these extensive tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers to house troops & entire villages, transport supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks. Life in the narrow tunnels was brutal where food, water and even air was scarce. Now part of a war memorial park, tourists can crawl through safer parts of the tunnel and even sample a simple meal that Viet Cong fighters would have eaten. Above-ground attractions include caged monkeys and a shooting range where visitors can fire an assault rifle like AK-47 or light machine gun like the M60.