Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

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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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  • All I can say is that my visit to Vietnam was certainly not useless. I was astonished by how clever the Vietnamese were. I learnt so much by this one scenario/trip with my friends. I was so curious...  more »
  • We had booked the tour through a local travel agent. The bus full of tourists left from Disttrict 1 traffic signal with our energetic tour guide Ben narrating stories of Vietnam. On the way they stop....  more »
  • We went to cu chi tunnels with our guide. He told us many stories about this land and when we arrived and experienced the tunnels we knew that how Vietnamese could win US. They were strong to live in....  more »
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  • Very cool experience, tour guides had great English and were very informative. They let us know many cool facts about the war and the usage of the tunnels. If you are claustrophobic there are still a couple short tunnels you can go in that I didn’t find too bad. There are also traps that they show you and a few other interesting things.
  • Very nice experience for everyone. it is a must if you are staying in Saigon. just make sure you book with a tour group or even better a private tour. a lot of the info isn't mentioned there with only a few small signs. so a tour guide will answer all your questions and give you a little nice history lesson about the place.
  • If you want to get insight into the guerrilla during the Vietnam War, check out these tunnels in the Ho Chi Minh District. About an hour out of the main city, these tunnels are fascinating in the purpose they served during the war. You will get to squat walk through the tunnels and your thighs may burn the next day, but it's worthwhile.
  • This is very fun experience I’ve ever done in Vietnam. You will be Vietcong(?) when you visit here. The tour guide was really good at English, fun and informed a lot of information of Vietnam history. I can understand how Vietnam fight. Their tunnel is very well made and smart. I recommened you joining the tour group. You can be easy to find joining tour group, as you request hotel staff or tour centers. Because this place is far from Ben tan street, and the price of joining tour is cheaper than using Grab or Car.
  • I really thought this was a fantastic experience. The guides were very informative and gave a great tour of the place. I liked that the old traps and weapons were preserved for display and that there were dummies to aid visualisation. The fact that you can go inside the tunnels was really great and I like that they made them larger (for tourists). The shooting range was also a great addition and it allows you to do something unique (fire an AK-47).

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