As one of the most famous tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City and has been ranked as a national historical monument, Cu Chi Tunnels is a unique architectural work with a majestic and glorious past. The tunnels were built by revolutionary soldiers during the anti-American resistance war, Cu Chi Tunnels are part of the tunnel system throughout the country.
How to get to Cu Chi Tunnels?
There are many facilities to get here, please refer to below and choose to suit your interests and your terms.
Go by motorbike or car
Most tour companies organize Cu Chi Tunnels tours by motorbike, car or tourist bus depending on the requirements of visitors. It takes about 1 and a half hours to travel from Ho Chi Minh city center to Ben Dinh station.
Going by boat
If you want to come here by waterway, you can contact the travel companies that exploit the waterway to Cu Chi Tunnels by boat or motor boat on the Saigon river.
Historic Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels have a length of about 250 km, from the tunnel “backbone” spread like cobwebs in the ground, including works:tunnels, trenches, mounds, fighting fights, eating tunnels, sleeping , meeting, kitchen, water well, storage, etc.
Works connected together or may be independent, depending on the terrain. A number of tunnels branch into the Saigon River in case a critical situation can cross the river through Ben Cat Base (Binh Duong).The tunnel is dark and lacks air, many tourist routes can bend back to walk.
Depending on the terrain, there may be up to 2 to 3 terrain layers, the nearest floor to the tunnel about 3 meters from the surface to resist the weight of tanks, armored vehicles, some deeper places.Can resist small bombs. Some tunnels are designed as battle fins, with flexible sniper racks. Around the tunnel, there are also many underground tunnels and mines, thanks to the complex architecture and flexible transformation of this place, which protects many officials and people of Saigon in the war against the enemy. Although enemies have used many methods to destroy the tunnel, such as using water to destroy, using army “mice, using professional dogs, .. But all failed.
Other activities at Cu Chi Tunnels
Visiting the tunnel
What is the Cu Chi Tunnels playing? Visiting the tunnels is an experience that you cannot miss when visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels. Coming here, you will discover famous alleys and tunnels, with a length of about 120 meters and 2 floors.
Interestingly, after going through the tunnel, visitors will be able to eat tubers, cassava with sesame salt and drink free water on the Hoang Cam kitchen. In addition, this area also offers a variety of food and drinks, but according to the Cu Chi travel guide, you should not buy it because it is quite expensive and few items to choose.
Recreating the war zone
This is one of the places to visit in Cu Chi Tunnels that you should not miss to watch the whole war in this area. Besides, behind the hall is the area to recover famous monuments and famous landscapes in our country such as: One Pillar Pagoda, Saigon Bridge, Nha Rong Harbor, Long Bien, Hoang Sa, Truong Sa ,. ..
As the most popular area, tickets to the Cu Chi Tunnels in the shooting area are 50,000 VND / 60 minutes of service charge. The price of each bullet is 3,000 VND / bullet, 1 AK magazine has 25 bullets, M16 is 20 members and pistols are 7 bullets.
Swimming pool area simulating the South Vietnam Sea
Coming to this area, you will be able to relax and enjoy a relaxing bath after visiting the sweaty area of the underground tunnel and shooting. From the tunnel, you walk about 15 minutes to the pool. Ticket price 20,000 VND / person.
Trung An fruit garden
Besides sightseeing, take a cool bath you can visit Trung An fruit garden to enjoy fresh fruits. In particular, there is a hut in the garden is a suitable place for picnics when traveling in large groups or families.
Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station
Address: 202/10 Nguyễn Xí, Phường 26, Bình Bình District, Hồ Chí Minh City. This is the area to take care of many rare and precious wildlife species and is the only region in the South that has this ability. This area is always open to visitors, but you should also contact in advance for instructions to visit.
Some important notes when traveling Cu Chi
Most games will charge, but there are still free games for visitors. Prices will also vary slightly over time. And on holidays the price will be higher but there are many favour for you. And on special days such as April 26 (liberating Cu Chi), November 23 (uprising in Cochinchina), July 27 and August 19 often have small promotions. If you creep the tunnel, note that there are parts that only reach 1 person and are quite hot and choking, so be careful. And you also pay attention to avoid getting lost in the segments that the tutorial does not take over.
Please try once to visit the tunnel when you come to Viet Nam. Contact us here to your experiance