Cu Chi Tunnels
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- Cu Chi TunnelsAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 30, 2013
Absolutely amazing, as the Cu Chi Tunnels is a crazy network of tunnels that the Viet Cong used to fight the Americans in the Vietnam War. The tunnels are super narrow and stretch for miles. Amazing how anyone can fit down there and move, let alone live underground from weeks to months to years!!!Recommended for:
- Cu Chi TunnelsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 09, 2013
Great place to discover history of Vietnam War, finding how amazing of over 300km tunnel that made by very basic tools from over 40years ago. You can also try to go into a few tunnel in this area, very interesting and funny. Must visit here if you stay in Ho Chi Minh City.Recommended for:
- Cu Chi TunnelsMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 4Nov 05, 2012
Extremely moving and upsetting having had a uncle who was a POW for 7 years in Vietnam. It is spooky walking through the jungle and hearing gunshot coming from the shooting range. Don't go through the tunnels even if you are just a tad claustrophobic. I'm not but I started to panic when the man in front of me started to struggle and lie down. It's hard listening to their view of the war being an American.
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- Cu Chi TunnelsAug 08, 2012
a must see..the tunnels are an experince..and u learn alot about what the viet cong went through and also the local people..there is a shooting range where u can choose from a variety of differnt guns..i fired a m60...lots of fun..and cheap as well.
- Cu Chi TunnelsMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Aug 07, 2012
An interesting site to visit if you enjoy history, particularly of the Vietnam War. It is very interesting to see firsthand the intricate tunnels that led into Saigon. Not for the claustrophobic!Recommended for:
- Cu Chi TunnelsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersJul 05, 2012
Nothing better than a hands-on lesson on guerrilla war tactics. Though the tour through TNK in HCMC seemed a bit skewed, it was extremely interesting to see how these tunnels and tactics played such a crucial role in the Vietnam war.
- Cu Chi TunnelsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 05, 2012
The Cu Chi Tunnels, about 65 kilometers (or 40 miles) northwest of Saigon is definitely worth the 90-minute drive and the 80,000 Vietnamese Dong (US$10) admission fee. Visitors were
led to a lecture room where we learn of the Vietnamese people’s long and difficult struggle against invading armies, and the story of the people of Cu Chi is indicative of that spirit. The Cu Chi area lies at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and was the base from which Ho Chi Minh guerillas used to attack Saigon. Our tour guide explained that the whole area was a "free-fire zone" and was carpet-bombed in one of many American "scorched-earth" policies. But the residents of Cu Chi took their war underground, literally, developing a network of tunnels
that, at its height, stretched as far as Cambodia -- an effective network for waging guerrilla warfare on nearby U.S. troops. After the lecture, we were made to watch a war-era propaganda film that's kind of over-the-top it's fun. The sight supports a small museum of photos and artifacts, as well as an extensive outdoor exhibit of guerrilla snares and reconstructions of the original tunnels and bunkers. If you really want to get down in one of the tunnels, wear your "play clothes.” We found it a bit difficult to breathe while crawling in the dark and very narrow tunnels so be warned that the experience can be claustrophobic and is dirty. If you are inclined, there is also a shooting range where, for 20,000 dong or US$1 per bullet, you can try your hand at firing anything from a shotgun to an AK-47. And finally, as the tour ends, our guide brought out a plate full of steamed tapioca (a Cu Chi staple) to reinforce the experience.
- Cu Chi TunnelsJul 05, 2012
It was an interesting historical place. They can take you down to the tunnels that were actually made and go through one of them. It seems extremely tight and claustrophobic though. In fact, they actually had to open it even more for foreigners could make it though. This tunnel stretches all the way to HCM.Recommended for:
- Cu Chi TunnelsJul 04, 2012
When you reach the shooting range, you have the chance to shoulder an M16 or AK47 and shoot off a few rounds (about $15 per clip of bullets, depending which rifle you choose), or stop at the adjacent souvenir and snack stalls. Finally, you get the chance to stoop, crawl and drag yourself through a section of the tunnels about 140 metres long (with frequent escape routes for anyone who can’t hack it). It only takes 10–15 minutes to scramble through, but the pitch blackness and intense humidity can be discomforting, so when you emerge, you’ll be glad you don’t have to live down there for weeks on end as the VC did
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