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TRAVEL TIPS Monday, 07 November 2016

One day in Cu Chi

Learning about history, walking in tunnel, shooting or trying the local food… will make a wonderful day in Cu Chi.

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Cu Chi District is far from the center of Ho Chi Minh about 70km, a great choice to visit in one day in group. Cu Chi has 2 tunnels: Ben Duoc Tunnel (High Command of Saigon – Cho Lon – Gia Dinh Military Zone), Phu Hiep, Phu My Hung commune and Ben Dinh Tunnel (the base of Cu Chi District), Ben Dinh, Nhuan Duc commune.

Means of transport

By bus: take bus number 13 from Ben Thanh to Cu Chi Market then bus number 79 to Ben Duoc Tunnel. If you want to visit Ben Dinh Tunnel, take bus number 13, get down at An Suong Station then take bus number 122 to Tan Quy crossroad and finally take bus number 70.

Places to visit

The entrance fee is 20.000 VND for domestic tourists and 80.000 VND for foreigners.

At every tunnel, there is a tour guide introducing and talking about the details of the historic sites for tourists.

One day in Cu Chi

Ben Duoc Tunnel: exploring the tunnel and underground constructions like: the working tunnel of the leaders of Regional Committee, High Command of Saigon – Cho Lon – Gia Dinh Military Zone, meeting tunnel, operating tunnel, A-shape tunnel to avoid being crushed when being bombed, food and weapons tunnel, secret lid, fighting zone, water well, Hoang Cam stove, military tailor factory…

Ben Dinh Tunnel: apart from tunnel system, the living places, meeting places of the leaders of Cu Chi District, weapons tunnel, homemade weapon gallery…, this place also has crisscrossed trenches system…

One day in Cu Chi

Trying to shoot at national defense shooting range, you can choose for yourself appropriate guns used in war time.

Paint spray guns: this is a game which is sporty and military. It is not only for entertainment but also good for teamwork and physical health training.

To end this trip, you can visit souvenir shop to buy some goods made from bullets like: oil lamps, lighters, ballpoint pens, necklaces…or handicrafts of Cu Chi.

Dining

If you go in group and want to have meals at the historic sites, you should contact and book table in advance Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc restaurant.

On the way back to the city, don’t forget to taste sugarcane juice with durian, sweet potato stewed by coconut milk. Cu Chi is also very famous for beef dishes. The restaurants on Highway 22 are always crowded with dishes made from beef with the price of 100.000 – 150.000 VND/person.

One day in Cu Chi

Note

Visiting Cu Chi, remember to bring with you light luggage, hat and long sleeve shirt.

On the way to Cu Chi, there is a road from the tunnel to Highway 22 which has beautiful scenes, very appropriate to take photos.

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