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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  • A visit to unnerve you, how soldiers existed underground and the conditions in which they lived. Tunnels can be visited if you are short enough and not claustrophobic!!  more »
  • A lot of change when i gone in 2015. Now is bester, more experian to remember. Need to have a good restaurant near by.  more »
  • The Vietnam war from the local perspective. Interesting - informative - immersive - Interactive. I particularly liked the cunning ploys the Viet Cong used against the might of the Yanks. Of course to ...  more »
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  • This place is very well preserved and impressive as well as depressing at the same time! If you realize that these tunnels (and the traps etc.) were really used, your breath will stop for a second. We had a really good guide with us who explained everything in details and in the end we could literally crawl on all fours through the tiny tunnels. Watch out if you suffer from asthma or claustrophobia - it is really sticky, dark, hot and small inside! Once you are down, there is an exit every 20 meters. But keep im mind that there are many people behind you and don‘t force anything if you are insecure!
  • Best way to learn about guerrilla warfare. Take the time to visit both the village and the tunnels. Two separate entrance fees but is totally worth it. Plan to stay 4 at least 3 hours if you do so. Very knowledgeable tour guides. No English guided tour nor signage on the village side. Impressive mannequins with real props such as fruits and incense sticks. We were told someone is still staying in the village to upkeep the grounds. A lot of centipedes, scorpions, butterflies, and mosquitoes around if you like insects.
  • Well worth a visit and guides give you good information. Really shows how resourceful, inventive and resilient people can be. Very interactive, you can get into a tunnel entry hole and go and do a 20, 40 or 60 meter section. You can also shoot an AK47, M16 & a few others for $35 for 10 shots.
  • Amazing historical tour, great for anyone you get to see the remnants of the Vietnam war and even crawl through some tunnels. The tour guide was very informative and also had a good sense of humor. Definitely enhanced my trip to Vietnam I would love to visit again
  • Great piece of history. Amazing what these people went through to survive and retaliate. The tunnels were small and cant imagine loving in the heat of them for an hour let alone years. Ingenious people
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