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Cu Chi Tunnel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 
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Distance from city center: 2.3mi
alvingb's pictureby alvingb Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 17th of April, 2011
Cu chi tunnel is a great place to visit to understand how the Viet Congs launched surprise attacks against Americans in the 1960’s.  This place has numerous displays of real live traps and display of weapons, food and tunnels which the Viet Congs constructed during the war. One great tip would be to hire a guide to bring you around this place as it would be more fruitful to understand in details how the tunnels were constructed. One can get a tour guide simply by asking the hotel reception for advice.


These tunnels are long and deep in length. Thus it will be a great experience to go into this tunnel to actually get a real feel on how the people then used to travel within it. Another tip here is to bring lots of water as it can get really hot and tiring as you travel within the tunnels.

Address:
139 Bui Vien Street, Dist 1, Saigon.



Price:
Tunnels entrance fee = US$5/person = VND 80.00

Opening Hours:
9am-5pm daily

How to get there:
The best way to get there is to hire a tour guide who will usually pick you up from your hotel.

You can also get a taxi that is readily available in Ho Chi Minh City.

A two-hour drive northwest out of Ho Chi Minh City is also possible

Phone number:
+84 8 829 8914

On the web:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Vietnam/Thanh_Pho_Ho_Chi_Minh/Ho_Chi_Minh_City-1470720/Things_To_Do-Ho_Chi_Minh_City-Out_of_Saigon_Cu_Chi_Tunnels-BR-1.html

 
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