About Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi tunnels are a massive part of the Ho Chi Minh war museum.  Here you can experience the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in the 1940s. The tunnels have played a substantial role in the freedom struggle against foreign nationals. The tunnel network was often described as the final piece of resistance, and it was said that if the Cu Chi tunnels fell, the Vietnamese would have lost the war. The tunnels were dug using simple tools and bare hands during the French occupation in the 1940s, and it also played an important role against the US invasion in 1960s. It kept the people safe from the bombings and gave a strategical advantage over the foreigner soldiers. The exhibits still show the indomitable spirit of the local people and their thirst for freedom. There are sections in the tunnels where people can even crawl through and see the bomb craters, and the traps which were used during the war times. You will hear the captivating stories about Vietnam’s history and also experience what life may have been like for the persistent and resourceful soldiers during the war as they lived underground. 

Must See

  • Underground tunnel system.
  • Shooting range.
  • Documentaries and exhibits.
  • The traps and other exhibits.

How to reach

Rent a motorcycle or car for the day and ride through the tunnels, which will give you a unique experience. You can also travel via waterway, as some of the local boat companies here offer the speed boat service. The cheapest option is the bus. Bus no. 13 and 79 for the two tunnel entrances from 23-9 park near the city center. It is about 44 km from the city center.

Tips

  • Plan with spare time in hand as the Ben Dinh entrance can be crowded, and it might take time to explore.
  • Try the local cuisines while visiting the places.
  • Experience the shooting range and the guns; it will be an exhilarating memory.
  • Wear comfortable footwear.
  • Don't forget to carry your cameras to capture the mesmerizing views.
  • Be aware of the social etiquette followed there so can gel well with the local people. 
  • Be thoughtful while clicking pictures of the locals; some people might not like it. Better to take permission first.
  • Always carry an ample amount of water so you can stay hydrated during the tour.
  • Carry sunscreen if it's sunny outside.

Visit Time

Sunday:                07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Monday:               07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Tuesday:              07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Wednesday:         07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Thursday:            07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Friday:                 07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday:            07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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Waiting Time

In Ben Duoc, the place is less crowded. In Ben Dinh point, most tours are organised, and it may take over an hour to enter the point.

 

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Entrance Fee

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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