Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the most interesting places for tourists who love history when they come to Ho Chi Minh City.
Only 80km from the center to the southwest, only 1 hour 20 minutes by car.
History of the Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels used to be the base of Viet Cong against Saigon regime and American army during the Vietnam War. Many sources said that the Cu Chi tunnels were built during the French colonial period around 1940s.
Let’s talk about Cu Chi tunnels history. The reason is that the Viet Cong guerrillas choose this place to build the site because this is a hard land, not too far from the city center and also sparsely populated.
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What can you see and do in Cu Chi Tunnels?
Cu Chi Tunnels have 2 main branches Ben Du and Ben Dinh. Ben Du has been expanded and revised for visitors to visit more easily. Ben Be less tourists and more intact remains.
Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, you can watch a documentary about the Tunnels, smoke-free kitchens, traps to fight the scandal of the Saigon government and the US military, … Generally, you can visualize the life of VCs in the 60s of the last century.
In addition, you have the opportunity to experience shooting AK47, Russian-made M60 for about a few dollars a shot in Cu Chi tunnels shooting range.
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Cu Chi tunnels cost
Both Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc entrances have the same operating hours, however, have different entrance fees.
Opening hours: 8 AM to 5 PM every day, including Sunday!
Ben Dinh: 110,000 VND/person
Ben Duoc: 90,000 VND/person
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– Go to Ben Duoc Tunnels: You take bus number 13 (Ben Thanh – Cu Chi) or No. 94 (Cho Lon – Cu Chi) to get to Cu Chi bus station, then from here jump the bus number 79 (Cu Chi – Dau Tieng ) to go to Ben Duoc Tunnels.
– Going to Ben Dinh Tunnels: You take bus 13 (Ben Thanh – Cu Chi) or No. 94 (Cho Lon – Cu Chi) to get to the bus station to An Suong bus station, take the number 122 bus to Tan Quy bus station, then From here jump bus number 70 to Ben Dinh Tunnels.
Motorbike or Car
Just follow the direction of An Suong overpass – Highway 22 is okay. However, the route is very far and complicated but it’s fun.
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Book a tour Cuchi Tunnels
Cu Chi tunnels half day tour is an ideal way to explore all about this iconic view. There are two kinds of tours:
– Les rives Cu Chi(by speedboat): Depart at 7:00 AM or 11:00 AM noon. The tour guide will pick up at the hotel to go to Tan Cang wharf, where tourists will board the train and go to Cu Chi Tunnels. There are many companies organizing this tour, but Les Rives Company is still the best company. Book here
– Going by car: If you go alone or want to go with someone else, selecting a small group (maximum 12 people) is the first choice. Tour guides will pick up at the hotel around 8:00 AM or 13:00 PM. Book a Small Group Cu Chi Tunnels Tour here
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