My Lai is a village in Vietnam that has become famous due to the mass murder of more than 300 unarmed civilians, including women, children, and the elderly. This massacre occurred during the Vietnam War, and on a full-day trip from Hoi An, you will learn more about what happened and how it affected the village.
Upon arriving in My Lai – one of the least-developed areas of Vietnam – you will visit the city museum. See displays recounting what occurred, and walk to the site where the violence happened. Afterward, you may have the chance to meet survivors. You can also talk with locals and explore the village before enjoying lunch. Then you will be returned to your hotel.
Your guide & driver meet you at your hotel in Hoi An at 8.00 am. From Hoi An we drive about 140km in a private vehicle South along the National Highway then through rural countryside across to My Lai on the coast where you can visit the My Lai memorial museum.
In the museum you will learn what happened on that tragic day back in March 1968 when over 500 harmless local villagers (including men, women and children) were killed by American troops. After the slaughter the troops set fire to the village to cover up the massacre.
In the grounds around the museum you can see the Peace Memorial Park which is landscaped with statues and a recreation of the burnt out village. Each house in the village has a plaque in front recording the names and ages of the victims.
We return back to Hoi An around 4.00 pm.
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