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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

Very busy day but the guide did a great job

I've been to the tunnels before and this time was much busier. The guide did a great job finding space so he could tell us about what happened.

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by Bus Reviewed by Kim, 01/17/2017

Fantastic tour! Well worth the experience.

Fantastic tour! Well worth the experience. Our tour guide "Hi" was very knowledgeable and informative. Was great to meet other travellers along the way as well. Only advice would be to pack some snacks as lunch is not included.

Cu Chi Tunnels 6-Hour Tour from Ho Chi Minh City Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 01/16/2017

Great tour- expensive but very impressive! This is the high end tour.

You might find locals in Hanoi offering tours for less- but they'll be group tours where you're stuffed in a van with very little AC, and have less interaction with the Guide...foreigners screaming in 4 different languages. Here...Bao, our guide- spoke incredible English and was one of the highlights of our trip. This tour didn't ever seem to end...sun up to sun down, he was always showing us something different. Never lost energy at any point- and he probably does this every day!

Long day but very well organised and lots to see

Loved the fact that we were the only family Amazing lunch Relaxed trip around Mekong delta So much traffic makes time in car long but if you want to see both cu chi tunnels and Mekong delta in one day - this is a great trip

Perfect tour to know the history of vietnam

our tour guide was Mickey, he was humorous and kept us entertained during our journey towards chu Chi tunnels. He was well prepared and explain us the history of Vietnam in simple way . He was very polite and very help ful. Thank you Mickey for making our trip to Chu Chi tunnels a memorable one!

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by Bus Reviewed by Parvathy, 01/02/2017

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