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Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels is an eye-opening attraction in Vietnam, a solid testament of how strong-willed and creative Vietnamese soldiers are in times of war.

Among the attractions around Ho Chi Minh City dedicated to the infamous Vietnam war, none is more compelling than Cu Chi Tunnels — the intricately designed passage system underground was once used by the soldiers to travel without being caught by the Americans. Today, there is only a little evidence left of the bombing that plagued Cu Chi Tunnels during the height of the war. To see more of the significance of Cu Chi Tunnel, and to appreciate the Vietnamese ingenuity, tourists are encouraged to experience and explore the underground tunnel firsthand.

 

Location

Cu Chi Tunnels is located in the Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 7:00 to 17:00.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

Half day tours to Cu Chi Tunnels costs VND 100,000 (USD 5) plus a VND 90,000 (USD 4.5) fee to enter the tunnels.

 

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 mototaxi or a taxi to Cu Chi Tunnels.

 

Suggested For

  • Solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Families with kids
  • Groups of friends

 

Time to Spend

Average time spent in this attraction is 2-3 hours.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the most visited attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and tourists flock here every hour. The best time to visit is at 7:30 to avoid large groups of tourists wanting to enter the tunnel.

 

Food

Restaurants near Cu Chi Tunnels include Loc Thinh Restaurant and Ben Nay Restaurant. Both dining places serve authentic Vietnamese dishes.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Independence Palace
  • War Remnants Museum

 

Stay

The nearest accommodations can be availed at the city centre. 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.

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