A camping festival for children from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam began Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City.
The participants are 180 primary and secondary students from Vietnam's HCMC, Cambodia's Phnom Penh, Battambang and Kampot and Laos's, Vientiane, Champasak and Attapeu, Tuoi Tre reported.
"Friends' arms" camp is organized by the city unit of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.
An opening ceremony for the summer camp was held at Ho Chi Minh Museum, after which the children were taken to famous destinations in the city including the Saigon River Tunnel, the longest underwater tunnel in Southeast Asia, the city's tallest building of 68 stories Bitexco, the War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market and the Opera House.
The children will also enjoy several field trips, including a visit to the Sac forest, a war zone during the Vietnam War and now a mangrove biosphere reserve in the suburban Can Gio District. They will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground military base during the Vietnam War and the Reunification Palace.
The camp will last until Saturday this week.
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