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Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

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Spreading below Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels connect to a broader network of tunnels that served the Viet Cong during the war against the United States. North Vietnamese fighters used the dark, insect- and disease-infested tunnels to avoid aerial attacks, hide, move troops and supplies, plan battles, and launch attacks. After the U.S. realized the importance of the tunnels to Viet Cong military strategy, it led a series of campaigns to infiltrate, bomb, and destroy them, a feat that proved largely unsuccessful. Numerous tour operators run visits to the tunnels; prepare for cramped spaces. Use our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner to visit Cu Chi Tunnels on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Worth the wait, so weird creepy fun! I loved this!!! You won't regret this weird creep fun time!! Lots of great restaurants nearby, take lots of pictures. 
    Worth the wait, so weird creepy fun! I loved this!!! You won't regret this weird creep fun time!! Lots of great restaurants nearby, take lots of pictures.  more »
  • I have studied and had a real historical knowledge about Vietnam war . That touched my heart and I can feel how difficult to live under tunnel 
    I have studied and had a real historical knowledge about Vietnam war . That touched my heart and I can feel how difficult to live under tunnel  more »
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  • This place is definitely worth checking out, there is so much history here. Entrance fee is decent for the amount of things that they have inside, as well as a free local guide that will take you around and explain everything to you. It was cool going through the tiny tunnels. Although be warned that there are bats, centipedes and small scorpions in the last tunnel because not many people choose to go through that one.
  • This site is a great destination for family or friends outdoor activity, a bit of a drive out of city center, lots of things to see and learn. You can really spend a good half day walk around and explore or follow some random groups with tour guides, though I am not sure if there are English-speaking tour guide available but you can ask. I enjoy how many trees and plants this place have preserved. Definitely a short fun and interesting trip, with lots of things to see, and try some of the local food too. And make sure to bring mosquito repellent!

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