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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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  • I enjoyed the most the introduction, looking at the maps and listening to the history of how people survived there and were organized. We had a chance t try to move through some tunnels but have not.....  more
    I enjoyed the most the introduction, looking at the maps and listening to the history of how people survived there and were organized. We had a chance t try to move through some tunnels but have not.....  more »
  • We visited here with my tour group. I had a reasonable knowledge about the tunnels before-hand, but to actually visit them was really good. Our guide was extremely informative - and I learned a... 
    We visited here with my tour group. I had a reasonable knowledge about the tunnels before-hand, but to actually visit them was really good. Our guide was extremely informative - and I learned a...  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!
  • Was okay to have seen it once. Walking through the tunnels and seeing how it was back then is impressive. But there is not much around it. The price, by the way, is 125,000 dong, tour guide is included but with moderate English and not much info, just leads you through the tunnels and explains every few meters what tigers or no idea. On the rest of the plant speaks as good as no one English. Caution at the shooting range, you may not hold the gun itself, is mounted in front, which takes the whole fun. Even with Google translate you do not get on here. A bit of a shame but well finally everyone must decide for themselves whether it is worth a full day with bus rides and in tunnel sightseeing. After the tunnel tour, you should explore the area yourself. There are far more places to see, but people usually wave it off and think that there are only the tunnels.

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