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The History of Vietnam's Cu Chi Tunnels

This huge network of underground tunnels in Vietnam which has been presereved by the Vietnam government and has become a popular tourist destination as a war memorial.

Vietnam War

The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during the Vietnam war, and were a base of operations for the Vietnam army.

What were the tunnels used for?

As well as an underground hiding spot, the tunnels were used to transfer communications, supplies, food and weapons.

Photo: David McKelvey@flickr (CC BY 2.0)

As living quarters

Viet Cong soldiers would also often live in the tunnels, sometimes remaining underground for days at a time.

Tunnel conditions

Life in the tunnels was not good. The tunnels were full of dangerous animals and insects, and food, water and air was scarce.

U.S. Campaigns against the tunnels

A number of attempts were made by American bombers during the war to destroy the tunnels as they knew that the tunnels were a strong advantage for the Viet Cong.

Cu Chi Tunnels: Our Tips

When to visit?

You can visit the tunnels throughout the year, however make sure to book a place on a tour in advance as they do get busy. You can choose from half or whole day visits.

How to get there

There is a bus from Cu Chi to Tay Ninh: Bus no. 70-1. From Cu Chi – Tay Ninh: Cu Chi station – Highway 22 – Trang Bang station – Highway 22 – – Go Dau Tay Ninh station.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Tour times vary, with half day tours leaving twice a day, full day tours once a day.
  • What is the price?
    Ticket prices vary by company, so shop around!
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    If you're not doing a tour, check private car/taxi prices from your location. A public bus can take 3 hours.
  • Additional tips
    ** The two tourist entrances are at Ben Duoc and Ben Dinh. | English-speaking guides and food options are available on site.*

What People Are Saying About Cu Chi Tunnels

Wonderful experience at Cu Chi Tunnel, Ho Chi Minh

Hello, I'm Faith from Malaysia. Let me share a little bit, All I can say is that I had an amazing experience during this tour, together with my partner. It was our first time in Vietnam and our first tour to Cu Chi Tunnel. We were both happy and amazed with the service provided during the day, very efficient with time, comfortable vehicle and ofcourse our tour guided by the funny MR Tiger!! =) He shared stories about histories of the tunnel, people and the country itself with us along the way when we're in the van and kept us awake with his jokes. The creation of those tunnels were amazing and we got the chance to enter them too, it was fun although we were tired but it was all worth it! I will definitely recommend friends and family to book this tour in the future! Thank You for the hospitality.

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Reviewed by Fayth, 11/25/2016

Highly recommend ho chi minh city tour and cu chi combine in one day

I highly recommend this tour! Experiences with the city tour in ho chi minh and cu chi tunnels combine in one day was amazing. It was a great way to be a part of the city. Ms Thao our guide was so sweet and knowledgeable. She helped us become more familiar with the culture and customs in addition to giving us some historical information.

Private Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/29/2016

Lots of interesting things and experiences in a long day

If you are prepared for a long day, with quite some time of transportation between the sites, you will be rewarded with much very interesting things and activities. Both guide and chauffeur were really great. They informed us about the country, the history, the stories between the beautiful and interesting sites.

It was an excellent venue to better appreciate the Vietnamese people!

Our guide, Mr Phu, gave us a complete snapshot of the VN history in less than 1 hour! Very passionate!

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Reviewed by Santos, 10/26/2016

Very interesting half day trip- well worth it

Cu Chi tunnels is a fascinating Vietnam War- relate locale just it of Saigon. The tour included transport and good explanation of the site. W

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by Bus Reviewed by Peter, 10/25/2016

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