Souvenirs in Cu Chi Tunnels
Coming to Cu Chi tunnels to learn more about Vietnamese national love, would you like to bring something home to keep beautiful memory about this heroic region. I would like to share some Souvenirs in Cu Chi tunnels in this post.
1. Souvenirs made of bullet shells
Skillful local artists have made many souvenirs from different bullet shells which are used in shooting range in Cu Chi tunnels. They are popular souvenirs which tourists visit Cu Chi tunnels love to buy. The price is about 100.000 VND (5 USD). There are some nice items which are small enough to be put in your luggage: lighters, weapon model, helicopter, oil lamp, keychain…
Oil lamp made of bullet shells – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
Keychain made of bullet shells – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
Helicopter made of bullet shells – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
2.Vietnamese checkered scarf (Khan ran)
Vietnamese checkered scarfs (Khan ran), hats and traditional clothes in Cu Chi tunnels – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
Vietnamese checkered scarf play an important part in Vietnamese life and culture. Almost Vietnamese people who lived during war period had these scarfs with them during the day. The scarfs were usually worn on the neck and used to wipe of the sweat when they were working hard in rice fields or fighting with enemies. Khan ran is also used to warm the body in early morning or at night. Women made hats from the scarfs or hide their faces. The scarf looks simple like Vietnamese people in countrysides. It can be considered the symbol of Vietnamese farmers and soldiers. Khan ran is one of the most favorite souvenirs in Cu Chi tunnels. This souvenir is cheap so that you can by a dozens to gift your friends and family. They would love to use these fashionable accessories.
3. Traditional clothes of Cu Chi people during the war
Besides Khan ran, traditional clothes of Cu Chi people during the war is a good souvenir for you to buy. Cu Chi people in the past wore black Vietnamese silk ensemble (Ba ba) in daily life. Worn as a top and bottop set, Ba ba is most associated with rural Southern Vietnam. This ensemble consists the torso and the long-sleeved, button-down and scooped neck shirt which covers the torso. The Ba ba of rich people in the country is glossy and has light color. The black Ba ba show us the brave and encouragement of Cu Chi people in the battle protecting national freedom.
Beautiful Vietnamese Ao Ba ba set – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
4. Hat of Cu Chi soldiers
The green hat which Cu Chi people used to wear in war period is as ordinary and simple as its owner. It’s hot if you visit Cu Chi tunnels in the afternoon. Why don’t you buy this nice hat at souvenir shop to protect yourself from the sun. This souvenir is light and small enough for you to put in your luggage and bring home. Don’t miss this hat – one of top souvenirs in Cu Chi tunnels.
Hat which Cu Chi people used to wear in war period is a popular souvenir to buy in the tunnels – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
5. Sandals made of used tyres
The sandals which you can see in the picture below are things Cu Chi tunnels wore during war time. These tiny sandals made of used tyre look so nice that you would like to buy some to bring home.
Sandals made of used tyres in cu chi tunnels – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
I’ve just share you some of the best souvenirs in Cu Chi tunnels. It’s a good chance for you to buy something from the heroic Cu Chi region to bring home. It’s easy to book a half day tour or full day tour by car from the center of Ho Chi Minh city to Cu Chi tunnels. If you want to try something adventurous, let’s book a motorbike tour to Cu Chi tunnels. It’s flexible for you to stop on the way to enjoy fresh air and beautiful sight. You can also have chance to stop at some food stalls to enjoy Cu Chi specialties.