Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

Spreading below Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels connect to a broader network of tunnels that served the Viet Cong during the war against the United States. North Vietnamese fighters used the dark, insect- and disease-infested tunnels to avoid aerial attacks, hide, move troops and supplies, plan battles, and launch attacks. After the U.S. realized the importance of the tunnels to Viet Cong military strategy, it led a series of campaigns to infiltrate, bomb, and destroy them, a feat that proved largely unsuccessful. Numerous tour operators run visits to the tunnels; prepare for cramped spaces. Use our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner to visit Cu Chi Tunnels on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • An amazing and poignant place to visit. Our guide Mr Duc was excellent and made the history of the area come alive  more »
  • I was charged for 2 people. Company refused to refund me, because I had booked on the same day as the tour. Very disappointing waste of USD30. The tour itself was good. It's a long bus trip. Tour.....  more »
  • We did a full day tour by speedboat. The tunnels are fascinating and a scary insight to the Vietnam war. Very interactive with plenty to see and do. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • This place is definitely not close to Ho Chi Minh City, and you probably should (if not MUST) get a tour guide to really get an understanding of the area. This place is a remnant of the Vietnamese war, where the Vietcong used to stay when hiding from the American soldiers. The tunnel itself is staggering in scale, when you realize that it is several levels underneath the ground, and ingenious when you find out that it wasn't made with special tools. It is definitely cramped, and if you're short and lean, congratulations, it's your time to shine, since you probably will enjoy the experience better than someone who has the opposite descriptors. They have a rather cheap souvenir shop as well, where you can even purchase car tire sandals that are still in use by the Vietnamese armies today.
  • Was an awesome experience to learn about the Vietnam war and witness first hand what life was like during these times. There were many tunnels you were able to enter (I just did one because they’re pretty scary) and you even get to try some tapioca! Definitely recommend!
  • It's nice experience to go there....I also go down in some tunnels....You should also try to go inside some and feel how the people survive that time...The tunnel for tourist is little big so we can fit only according to height but actual is too small we can't go inside them.. people make the Vietnam war so Long by these tunnel...No one can find them. When go ho chi minh city you should need to visit there it's around 60 km far from city...In half day tout you can discover it.
  • Historical site depicting prepation and survival of Vietnamese soldiers during the war times. It is amazing to learn how they thrived by creating underground tunnels. You can even try walking through those tunnels. An interesting place to visit in Saigon.
  • A rich haven for people who enjoy studying and experiencing Vietnamese history! The place contain part of the original Cu Chi Tunnel Complex declared safe for tourists to visit. It got real war artifacts of tanks, planes and guns used in the conflict. It also have a firing rane with actual firearms for visitors to fire., just pay for the bullets sold by piece, free use of firearms.
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