Ben Dinh Tunnels
Though some tourists feel that Ben Dinh Tunnels -- the most visited section in the complex network known as Cu Chi Tunnels -- is too claustrophobic for comfort, this tourist attraction offers an important insight on the resilience of Vietnamese war soldiers.
Tours to Ben Dinh Tunnels allow tourists to experience what it was like to travel underground — visitors get to see the original tunnels, and crouch through the narrow (80 cm by 10 m) tunnels that have been resized to cater to tourists. Outside, tourists will find replica booby traps, weapons used during the war, vintage war equipment, a nursery, and some barracks. If you’re planning to visit the tunnel, know that it won’t be easy — it could get really hot and humid inside — but it’s a great way to experience what Vietnamese soldiers went through to win the war.
The Benh Dinh Tunnel is located at Dia Dao Ben Dinh Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily, 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Half-day tours to Ben Dinh tunnels start at USD 43. Regular entrance fee to this attraction is USD 4.
How to Get There
- Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Thai Airlines.
- From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre.
- From the city centre, charter a car, or a motorbike to Ben Dinh Tunnels.
- Solo travelers
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
The average time spent in this attraction is 3 to 5 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Ben Dinh Tunnel is a popular attraction and large groups visit daily. To avoid the large crowd, visit between 8:00 and 10:30.
Oc Dao, Pho Bich, Hoang Minh City Broken Rice Restaurant, Com Tam Hoang Minh, Quan Ut Ut, and Bien Duong are some of the nearby dining options to try.
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- Giac Lam Pagoda
- Ho Chi Minh City Hall
- Nguyen Hue Street
The nearest accommodations can be availed at the city center. Some great options around Ho Chi Minh City include Tanja Resort, Dang Vinh Hotel, New Hotel and Apartment, Les Hameaux d’el Orient, Becamex Hotel, and the Mira Hotel. Rates range from USD 16 to USD 95.