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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

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?

What were the tunnels used for?

As well as an underground hiding spot, the tunnels were used to transfer communications, supplies, food and weapons.

As living quarters
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

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

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.

Our insider 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 should I visit?
    Tour times vary, with half day tours leaving twice a day, full day tours once a day.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information
    ** 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

Our VIP Private tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels was excellent.

The VIP private tour with limousine was the most comfortable tour we have done while visiting. Our tour guide Jackie was so interesting, knowledgeable and the best guide. Our lunch buy the river was very nice.We would definitely recommend this tour. Thanks to Jackie stories.

Henry was very entertaining and informative

I think Henry really made this tour, hearing his stories and reenactments was unmissable. This is especially true when compared to the other guides who were walking around.

Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour Reviewed by milhad, 11/02/2018

Interesting and well organised tour of the tunnels.

We made the booking only one day prior, and the tour was confirmed promptly via email. We were picked up at our hotel. Our guide Johnny was very knowledgeable and provided interesting information about the tunnels, their history and how they were used. I can highly recommend the tour.

It was a great experience and worth every penny

We had a great time from the beginning to the end. Absolutley lovely tour, car was great the driver excellent. Our tour guide was Henry and he was excellent! Highly recommended tour!!! Thank you

Experienced guide with sense of humour and caring lady

He was absolutely flexible to the spots on Cu chi tunnel based on the tourist flow. Smart.

Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 10/21/2018

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