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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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  • The Cu Chi Tunnels takes us to a turbulent time of Vietnamese history. The site is very well maintained. You can crawl through some of the tunnels, to get a feel how the Vietnamese, who built and... 
    The Cu Chi Tunnels takes us to a turbulent time of Vietnamese history. The site is very well maintained. You can crawl through some of the tunnels, to get a feel how the Vietnamese, who built and...  more »
  • We tried going through the small, dim and narrow underground tunnel where the Vietcongs used as home and realised how difficult it was to live in such an environment! 
    We tried going through the small, dim and narrow underground tunnel where the Vietcongs used as home and realised how difficult it was to live in such an environment!  more »
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  • 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!
  • This is a really extraordinary experience. A must have for someone that visits Vietnam. You will enjoy and see all the tunnels that were made first during the resistance against the French and then against the American. The local guides are very good, the trip from Ho Chi Minh takes more or less one hour and the whole visit Costa about 90$. In total it will take one morning, but it's really worth it. You can also fire with some guns like AK-47

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