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DESTINATIONS Ho Chi Minh Saturday, 19 September 2015

Cu Chi Tunnel in Ho Chi Minh city

One more attractive destination that visitors should not miss when travelling in Ho Chi Minh city.

Visitors in Cu Chi Tunnel
Visitors in Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnel was built on a lateritic clay area so it is durable. It is far from Ho Chi Minh city about 70km. Cu Chi Tunnel is a unique construction with 200km of length which includes a lot of floors and branches.

In 20 years of building, the tunnel was not completed by modern technology, it was built by Vietnamese people’s hand. Hence, it became a house of Vietnamese solider in the war.

Cu Chi Tunnel in Ho Chi Minh city

The tunnel system was divided into 3 floors. The 1st floor is 3m underground, it can sustain the bullets, petards and tank’s heft. The 2nd floor is 5m underground that can stand in small booms. The last one is 8 – 10m underground. The tunnels was well disguised to not be detected.

The US army attacked Cu Chi tunnel by booms, water and gas but it was not effective. In the war, it was a failure of the enemy because there was no way to destroy the tunnels.

People's life in the war
People's life in the war

One more thing that is the fear of enemy is the simple weapons which were made by Cu Chi’s people, such as: spike – trap, auto spike, wing – spike… they not only hurt them but also were their nightmare.

The weapons
The weapons

After the war, Cu chi became a attractive destination with a thousand of visitors. Besides discovering Cu Chi Tunnels, they will be tried the folk food to have a real experience about people’s life in the war.

Spike - trap
Spike - trap

Visiting the tunnel, the tour guides will wear like they are in the war that will help the visitors feel that they are going back to the Vietnamese magnanimous past.

More information:
Add: Phu My Hung commune, Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh city
Entrance fee: 20.000 - 90.000vnd/person
Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00
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