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 found the Cu Chi Tunnels fascinating, we were fortunate to go when tourist numbers were down and we had the tunnels to ourselves which was brilliant. Interesting to hear the history and see the... more »
I simply needed to go. A lot of friends required while I was associated with yet another country. An excellent foothold on reality. A must see for those to understand exactly what we'd to endure and..... more »
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.
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