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Why Long Tan Day - 50 Years Anniversary is special ?
Earlier this year (2015), former soldiers of the Liberation Army extended the hand of friendship to their Australian counterparts at several ceremonies that were held in Vung Tau and Ba Ria, Vietnam.
An organizing committee made up of several veterans has been established to hold a Gala Dinner next year on 18 August 2016 in Vung Tau. In attendance will be 40 Vietnamese members and several guests of honor from Australia including Lt Col Harry Smith SG MC (Ret), WO Keith Payne VC (Ret) and Daniel Keighran VC, and members from all branches of the Australian military veterans.
Australia has a strong presence in Vietnam with more than 20,000 Vietnamese students studying in Australia annually and a population that has assimilated into to Australia’s way of life. The Gala Dinner has been organized to build stronger bonds between both countries.
We have strong bonds and trading relationships with Turkey (Gallipoli) Germany (Western Front) Japan (Kokoda) South Korea and now Vietnam.
The Dinner will be held at the Pullman Hotel in Vung Tau which is a new five star resort with seating capacity of 2,000 people. Veterans, partners, children, friends and public are invited to attend this dinner of friendship on 18 August.
What to explore at Long Tan Day - 50 Years Anniversary?
9:00am Pick up visitors at a rendezvous (Vung Tau or Ba Ria City). Travel to Hoa Long village.
- Visit Nui Dat - where Australian soldiers set up the base in 1966.
- Visit the old Artillery’s rocks, old bunkers,
Kangaroo pad, SAS hill( Nui Dat hill), Lusbcome air field and the battalion’s Flag pole.
- Visit Digger cafe which owns by Australian guy to see his collection of units he has been collecting around Nui Dat area.
Nui Dat hill
- Visit the Nui Dat Kindergarten which is built by Australian Veterans for children in the village.
- Visit Long phuoc Tunnel & museum.
Go to Long Tan village to visit the Long Tan Cross which was re-built by Australian veterans for soldiers in the battle of Long Tan in 1966. Join Long Tan Day service with veterans & other tourists.
16:30pm Return to rendezvous. Tour is end.
- Local English speaking Guide,
- Travel permits + entrance fees,
- Flower for the memorial- Long Tan Cross site,
Guest’s other expenses.
Long Tan Day - 50 Years Anniversary serves Private tour.
(1 - 1 participants.)45.00 USD
(2 - 2 participants.)28.00 USD
(3 - 5 participants.)22.00 USD
(6 - 9 participants.)18.00 USD
(10 - 14 participants.)16.00 USD
(15 - 19 participants.)13.00 USD
(20 - 24 participants.)11.00 USD
(25 - 29 participants.)10.00 USD