1-day excursion in Cu Chi Tunnel – an interesting trip from Saigon

1-day excursion in Cu Chi Tunnel – an interesting trip from Saigon

A 1-day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels
Situated about 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels, which are part of a massive war museum offering a sneak-peek at the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948, comprises more than 120km of underground tunnels with command centers, armory, hospitals, living areas, kitchens, several trapdoors and storage facilities. After the end of the war against French invaders, during the American War, by incorporating effective air filtration systems, which helped Vietnamese soldiers to survive in the Chu Chi carpet-bombing by the Americans, this historical site was also utilised and expanded. Military tanks could pass overhead without causing any damages to the tunnels since they were built so deep underground. For more information, you can click: Indochina holidays

Cu Chi Tunnels’ entrance

Cu Chi Tunnels’ entrance- source: internet

Today, Cu Chi Tunnel is one of the most iconic attractions of Saigon where you can take part in many one-of-a-kind activities such as sampling meals that the underground soldiers had to live with years ago, following the claustrophobia-inducing routes of the underground army as well as firing an M16 assault rifle. As having been coated with cement and widened, plus with emergency exit points every ten meters for safety, the tunnels are not as harrowing as that would have been many years ago. Still, you can get a sense of what it would have been like during the war during the 100 meters of tunnel.

How can you enjoy a 1-day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnel?

A 1-day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels

A 1-day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels- source: internet

As traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi takes 1.5 hours. It is highly recommended to book a package tour if you are not familiar with the public transportation system in Ho Chi Minh City. Averagely, a tour with transportation, a tour guide and entrance fee is $10-$12 per person. Halong Paradise cruise

Both of these sites have attached gun ranges where you can shell out a small fortune to fire genuine machine guns and AK-47s. You have to pay per bullet so if you are firing an automatic weapon, be warned that it does come out pretty fast.

  • Location: 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Telephone: +84 (08) 3794 8820

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