Underground life in war at Cu Chi tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels are part of a massive war museum in Ho Chi Minh city. The tunnels provide an overview towards the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948. The site has over 120km of underground tunnels, with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals, and command centres. After the war against the French, they were expanded and facilitated with effective air filtration systems, which helped soldiers survive the u Chi carpet-bombings.

Entrance of the tunnels

Entrance of the tunnels

Cu Chi tunnels complex is now one of Ho Chi Minh’s most iconic attractions and open for tourists with plenty of activities to join during the visit. The most popular option is following the narrow routes of the underground tunnel. Before entering the tunnels, visitors are shown a short film of Cu Chi Tunnels as a preparation to understand how the tunnel system works. Parts of the tunnels are also cemented and widened to ease the crawl for visitors.

Tunnel inside

Tunnel inside

There are emergency exit points every 10 metres for safety. This is absolutely amazing experience but it is not encouraged for those who have breathing issues.

Cu Chi tunnels also host a shooting range. The cost for firing an M16 priced at VND 35,000 per bullet, with a minimum of 10 bullets so pretending to be a solder is also a good practice. There’s a restaurant serving meals that the underground soldiers had to live with years ago. The place is only a driving hour from downtown so it should be perfect for a short trip at weekends.

A chamber of the tunnels

A chamber of the tunnels

Don’t hesitate to pack your luggage, come and discover the amazing land. For more information please visit our family website:

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