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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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  • We did a Cu Chi Tunnel tour with another company but felt it might be helpful to post on TripAdvisor as that's where I looked for reviews on tours. The tour was great. The tunnels were interesting... 
    We did a Cu Chi Tunnel tour with another company but felt it might be helpful to post on TripAdvisor as that's where I looked for reviews on tours. The tour was great. The tunnels were interesting...  more »
  • Very interesting place! Lots of tour groups overlap here so a little chaotic at times. No need to pay for an expensive tour guide. Any local guide who speaks English can take you. The machine gun... 
    Very interesting place! Lots of tour groups overlap here so a little chaotic at times. No need to pay for an expensive tour guide. Any local guide who speaks English can take you. The machine gun...  more »
  • When you go in the tunnel, stick to the 20-meter version. I barely made it out of there, yet some guys did the 100 meter version! Incredible ingenuity of the Vietnamese to fight colonialism. 
    When you go in the tunnel, stick to the 20-meter version. I barely made it out of there, yet some guys did the 100 meter version! Incredible ingenuity of the Vietnamese to fight colonialism.  more »
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  • Worth seeing. The grounds surrounding the area are beautiful as well. The guide within was friendly and shared a lot of information. No need to pay inflated prices by outside tour guides to get here or see the area. Simply take Bus #13 from Ho Chi Minh (bus station at the top of backpacker Street) for 80 cents. (USD). Get off at Cu Chi Station and hop on bus #29 which can drop you at Cu Chi Tunnel entrance. 25 cents... Just a little over a dollar to get here, and a dollar to return to Ho Chi Minh on bus #79, then bus 13 again at Cu Chi Station. Much better deal than the 75 dollars for a tour guide.
  • I do like this place but I went today.2/12/21. I was the only foreigner there. The guide bad mouth America the whole time. I don't agree with the war but I also don't agree with talking bad about America. I had nothing to do with the war and love Vietnam but this was not good and in bad taste. I noticed some Vietnamese in my group looking at me with angry looks. Vietnam won their independence from several countries. China, Japan, France, even Cambodia. American Gov't was to blame not the citizens.
  • The tunnels are definitely worth a visit to get a little insight into the guerrilla warfare of that time. Somewhat out of place and macabre I find the shooting range where you can shoot with the rifles of that time (for an additional charge of course). What was a bitter and deadly reality for thousands of people is somehow degraded to a cheerful shooting and mocked in my opinion all the victims of this cruel war. I would also recommend visiting the War Remnants Museum in Saigon before the tunnels. There you get a deeper insight about the war and so you can get a better impression of the site.
  • The tunnels and the war museum are the two best tours and experiences in the Ho Chi Minh area. Super fun to explore and let the mind run wild. Insane a war was fought like this by the Vietnamese. Whatever it takes though. …
  • This site is a great destination for family or friends outdoor activity, a bit of a drive out of city center, lots of things to see and learn. You can really spend a good half day walk around and explore or follow some random groups with tour guides, though I am not sure if there are English-speaking tour guide available but you can ask. I enjoy how many trees and plants this place have preserved. Definitely a short fun and interesting trip, with lots of things to see, and try some of the local food too. And make sure to bring mosquito repellent!

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