Historic Relics & Cu Chi Tunnel Complex
Located about 70 km to the northwest of HCMC, Cu Chi tunnel is the miniature of the creative and transformed battle of Cu Chi people and soldiers in the fierce fight against the French and USA.
It was known as a unique and incomparable wonder with 250 km tunnel and the completion of works associated with the tunnels such as trenches, docks, fighting places, tunnels for eating, sleeping, meetings, activities, military, food storage, water wells.
During the years of war fighting, the soldiers hid under the secret underground bunkers in enemy territory, protected by inhabitants. Bunkers had only one large cover to get in and out and a vent to breathe. The soldier stayed in bunkers in daytime and in the night, he got out of the ground for operation.
However, upon being detected, bunker was easily controlled or killed by the enemy as they were more crowded with more advantages. Due to that, it was thought to extend the secret bunker into the tunnels and onto the ground with many secret doors to both shelter and fight against the enemy, and when necessary, to escape the danger to anywhere else. Since then, the tunnel was built with the special significance in combat operation.
The real achievements of the tunnel were beyond human imagination. Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour around the Cu Chi Tunnels where you’ll learn more about the conditions the Vietnamese people lived in, the hardships they faced and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels.