Directions to the National Military Cemetery
South on Rt 1 from Long Binh, Bien Hoa - Pass Vung Tau Cutoff (Big C Store, your near left)
North on Rt 1 - Pass Thu Duc and make a u-turn at the Southwest corner of the former Long Binh Post(Big C store on your far right).
Now all are heading South. Cross Cogido River, Pass Di An Cutoff.
Continue a short distance, Petrolimex Gas Station is on the right, In a hundred feet is
a road on your right. At the end of the road you can see the gate to the stairway up to the tomb on the hill. It
is not easy to see but it is there.
After visiting the tomb on the hill, as you look at the gate from Rt 1 go to your left around the hill. You come to a cross
road and continue straight. Shortly, after a brick yard, is a gate on the right, A small building is inside. You must stop
and sign in with the officer. He is pleasant. He may ask if you have a camera and if you do say yes. He allowed
me to keep mine and also to take photos. A friend, who was with me, suggested a tip of 100,000 VND for the officer
and his assistant. I gave 200,000 to the officer and he shared it with the assistant. The man who was officer is now replaced
by a military officer so I do not know if a tip is correct however inside an older lady took us to see the grave of the Unknown
Soldier who was reburied after the tomb on the hill was removed in 1975 and he is now in a grave. She also showed us the row of
the Generals. I did tip her 50,000 VND, 100,000 VND would not be excessive.