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During the Vietnam War and the Indochina War, the Cu Chi Tunnels served as a strong defense system and a base of resistance. The Cu Chi tunnels, often known as the “underground city,” have a maze-like tube system, numerous chambers, kitchens, warehouses, and working spaces, as well as a ventilation system that vents to nearby bushes in the forest.

One of the world’s top ten underground marvels is the Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels – Source: Internet

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a noteworthy national landmark and well-known tourist destination today, hosting about 20 million domestic and international visitors annually. You can usually explore every inch of this tunnel in a single day. For a convenient journey, please refer to the experience of visiting Cu Chi tunnel that divui.com has synthesized below!

Transportation to Cu Chi Tunnels

Bus

– Take bus number 13 (Ben Thanh – Cu Chi) or number 94 (Cho Lon – Cu Chi) to the Cu Chi bus station, then transfer to bus number 79 (Cu Chi – Dau Tieng), which will take you to Ben Duoc tunnel.

– To get to the Ben Dinh tunnel, take bus number 13 (Ben Thanh – Cu Chi) or number 94 (Cho Lon – Cu Chi) to the bus station, then take bus number 122 to the Tan Quy bus station, where you may then board bus number 70 to the Ben Dinh tunnel.

Motorbikes or self-driving cars

Some backpacking and large delegations often choose this way to visit and learn about Cu Chi Tunnels. Just go in the Highway 22 route toward the An Suong overpass. The route is lengthy and difficult, so if you’re a newcomer to the area, you shouldn’t pick this one. Or, if you prefer, someone familiar with the road should lead the way.

Buses continue to be the most practical and cost-effective form of transportation, at least in our experience from visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels. However, there is a drawback to this choice: you will miss the Wildlife Rescue Station as well as numerous stunning vistas and thrilling adventures.

Stay in Cu Chi Tunnels

Most visitors to Cu Chi tunnel only stay for one day, however if you wish to remain overnight, there is still a hostel available to help you. The room price ranges from 150,000 – 300,000 VND/room/night with full facilities. This is a fairly affordable accommodation rate in the tourism region, in my opinion, having visited the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Places to visit in Cu Chi Tunnels

Cuchi Wildlife Rescue Station

Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station
Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station – Source: Internet

The wildlife rescue station is between Pharmacy Wharf and Dinh Wharf, about 1km from Cu Chi tunnel. The greatest wildlife hospital in this southern region, which opened its doors in 2006, has so far saved almost 3.600 kinds of endangered and priceless creatures. Here, you can visit rare wildlife and listen to the instructors tell stories about them.

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Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels – Source: Internet

The main draw of your journey is this. By visiting this location, you can live in the tunnels like our forefathers did during the war, see and explore every part of the 120-meter-long, two-floor tunnel system, and consume the same foods that locals used to eat there.

Try the Hoang Cam cuisine – Salted cassava with sesame

Hoang Cam Kitchen
Hoang Cam Kitchen – Source: Internet

The most thrilling part of touring the Cu Chi tunnel, in accordance with some travelers’ accounts of their trips there, is that, after passing through the tunnel, you can eat potatoes, cassava, and tubers that have been sprinkled with sesame salt at the Hoang Cam kitchen area.

War zone re-enactment

As the name implies, this area is a place to watch slow-motion “footage” of the war in this land of steel. This region is also home to well-known Vietnamese landmarks and natural settings, including Nha Rong Wharf, Hoang Sa, Truong Sa, Long Bien Bridge, One Pillar Pagoda, and Saigon Bridge.

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Shooting area

Shooting area
Shooting area – Source: Internet

In this location, you learn both how to disassemble the gun and practice firing. Many domestic and international tourists come here to enjoy it. The cost of an entrance ticket is 50,000 VND per person for 60 minutes.

The pool replicates East Sea

You’ll get the urge to swim in the calm blue water once you’ve been underground for a time. Next, please take the bother to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the East Sea simulacrum pool area; admission is about 20,000 VND per person.

Trung An Fruit Garden

Trung An Fruit Garden
Trung An Fruit Garden – Source: Internet

The South is famous for its fruit gardens; there is also a similar place in the tunnel. Fruit gardens are renowned in the South, and there is a location like this in the tunnel. This is a spot where you may lose yourself in a big, beautiful orchard and eat wonderful fruits like durian, rambutan, plum, and jackfruit.

Suggestions for some tours of Cu Chi tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnels in a half day

During half a day in Cu Chi tunnel, you will have the opportunity to explore the Cu Chi tunnel system – one of the tunnels ranked in the top 10 greatest underground works in the world and learn about the fighting life of the people of Cu Chi through the most vivid documentary footage.

In addition to touring the tunnel, you will learn more about the unusual weapons that the Cu Chi population created to combat the enemy’s superior and cutting-edge destructive power, particularly the bamboo traps covered in dried leaves that have long been a source of terror for American soldiers. Additionally, you can still see remnants of B52 bomb craters up to tens of meters wide outside the tunnel, which is enough to help you visualize the horrors and tribulations of war.

Additionally, you may observe folks make simple dishes that “lived” with people during the war and have since become essential components of specialties in peacetime. It is a grilled cassava dish dipped in sesame salt. Although the word is simple, it contains the history of Cu Chi copper citadel and steel soil. In fact, the flavor of this grilled noodle meal will make you remember after visiting the tunnels.

Cao Dai – Cu Chi tour in one day

You will travel to Tay Ninh along the way and discover Cao Dai, one of Vietnam’s most distinctive faiths. You will be shocked to hear about the historical development of the Holy See and take in a ritual of this religion as a fusion of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity. The expedition will continue from Tay Ninh to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which served as both an obsession and a tomb for American soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi tour in one day

With this itinerary, you will be able to visit and learn about the famous landscapes of Saigon, such as:

  • The Independence Palace was the top power structure in the South.
  • The War Remnants Museum is a location that commemorates the horrible violence this country has endured.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral is an example of Saigon’s past architectural symbolism.

When you learn why Independence Palace was chosen as a place to live and work for most of the regimes that once ruled the South and that this is also the place to witness the end of the dark period in Vietnamese history, you will go from surprise to delight. Independence Palace has a large campus, modern architecture, and a remarkable history.

Saigon Post Office: the place bearing the French imprint is still intact and operates

Your tour will continue in the Cu Chi Tunnels, 70 kilometers from the city center, after spending half a day exploring Saigon.

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