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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

Our guide Sang, was excellent. Very informative and well conducted.

We would recommend this tour. Our guide was very informative, helpful and looked after individual needs with care. This tour gives great insight into the war and the determination of the Vietnamese people in defending their country. Very worth doing. Value for money Thank you

Knowledgeable guide, attention to safety, clean boat, and excellent fo

Our guide and his assistant took the best care of all guests. I was very impressed with the strict adherence to life vest safety. I learned more from our guide about the centuries of conflict in Vietnam, than I ever learned in history classes! Our trip assistant kept us well hydrated, prepared beautiful fruit platters on-board, and then ushered us after the tunnels to a excellent lunch in a riverside palapa.
Cu Chi Tunnels & VIP Speedboat Tour Reviewed by Francine, 09/26/2016

Well organised, covered a lot in one day would recommend

Cu Chi Tunnels Highlights the resilience and skill of the Vietnamese people during the war. Mekong Delta covers a lot giving a great insight into the lives of people living there.
Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta: Full-Day Guided Tour Reviewed by Michelle, 09/23/2016

Great tour, friendly and knowledgable guide. very comfortable

We had a great time. The guide explained a lot about the Vietnam war and was a nice guy. The car had air conditioning. The exposition at the War Museum was very impressive.

Excellent Ho Chi Minh city tour and cu chi tunnels in one day

This is an excellent tour. Our guide Nhi was very informative and happy to share her knowledge. We were picked up at our hotel in a comfortable mini bus and there was one other couple on the tour with us. We only had a short stay in HCMC and this tour was a perfect sightseeing tour of the City, viewing the Catherdral, War Remnants Museum, the beautiful Post Office with well priced souvenirs there too, nice lunch etc. I highly recommend this tour.

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