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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. Add Cu Chi Tunnels and other attractions to your Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary using our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.
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  • After 2.5 hours directions, things to do in Vietnamese history. Unfortunately, there is the possibility with guns out shoot the documentary in very poor quality.
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  • We did the tour this morning in order to have explanations, we had a guide who has already tells the story of his country and his suffering we feel uncomfortable, the finger touch these horrors don't make us sick but do it to never say what
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  • Jackie - "the guide with the long hair" as he calls himself - was perfect as a private guide, especially since he has struggled even in the Viet Nam war and know as authentic and very passionately tell survivor. His English is only his pronunciation in principle very well, very badly, the longer the lead. Since he at some point don't pronounce the "s" is then a lot fantasy. The way through the tunnel, we had to cancel and return robben because too low for normal-sized Europeans, no breath possible is 10 metres. Not suitable for people with respiratory problems or even claustrophobia. You can learn but without tunnel creep sufficiently informative and also the path through the dense jungle made the tour a highlight that you must see.
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  • It was a very interesting visit. I'm a 6.2" man and I was able to fit in the tunnels quite easily. I'd say worth going to if you have time on your hands. It's quite some distance out of Saigon but it's incredible to see how the people lived.
  • The cu chi tunnels experience really depends. There's the very touristy tunnels that's located about 40 km away from Ho chi minh city center called Ben Dinh and there's a proper location about 70km away called Ben Duoc. At Ben Duoc is where you can have a more authentic experience. We work with Onetrip Motorcycle Adventures to send our guests to have a more authentic cu chi experience. You can choose the dirt cheap backpacker option of $8 per guest and be taken for a shopping ride, literally, or you can pay a fair price and have one of the most memorable Vietnam experience with genuine local guides. Good luck and enjoy the real Vietnam.
  • All i can say is, what an expierience!! Great guide who was fantastic in his job. Learned a lot on this tour. Even took a trip through the tunnels. It really gives you an feeling of how it was during those hard times. Worth the trip!!!
  • Visited with a pre-arranged local guide who added to our very interesting visit / experience which gave a snap shot of how life endures. Would recommend visiting, although check the time you get onsite. Guided tours often rush you round...I would have liked longer than 2 hours onsite to take it all in.
  • An eye opening experience of what the American War was like for the local inhabitants (Vietnamese don't call it the Vietnam War as they have had so many conflicts here it would be confusing for them). Very sad to reflect that there are no winners in war and immense cruelty was done by both sides. We used La Rive river cruise which was great way to travel to the site