About Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi tunnels located approximately 70 kilometers northwest of Ho Chi Minh City are one of the most fascinating sites to visit in Vietnam. Giving a unique insight into the dark times of the Vietnam War when an under supplied army of guerrillas defeated one of the most well armed military powers in the world, the US. The Cu Chi area was the sight of some major battles during the Vietnam War and one of the most heavily bombed in a failed operation to destroy the tunnel network. The Cu Chi tunnels are a 120 kilometer long underground maze which played a significant role during the war, even acting as the base of operations during the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Viet-Cong were constantly expanding and repairing the network of tunnels and the three levels penetrated deep into the ground and included mess halls, meeting rooms, operating theaters and even a tiny cinema for down time.Read More
The area is now preserved as a war memorial park and tourists can crawl safe sections of the tunnel, widened so as to give a slightly less claustrophobic experience. Above ground is a firing range offering visitors the opportunity to fire weapons of the era including the M16 Assault Rifle and the AK47. For those with a little extra time in Ho Chi Minh City a day trip to the tunnels is a great chance to experience what underground life during the Vietnam War war must have been like.
Cu Chi Tunnels Tours
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels on a bespoke touring itinerary to Vietnam, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.