Cu Chi Tunnels
The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Cu Chi Tunnels is a proof of the wars in Vietnam. It is about 60 km from Ho Chi Minh City central.
Cu Chi Tunnels.
Vietnamese: Địa đạo Củ Chi.
The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters.
Cu Chi Tunnels has two main locations: Ben Duoc Tunnels and Ben Dinh Tunnels. Ben Dinh was the base for the Cu Chi District Party Committee, while Ben Duoc (the bigger scale network) was the base of the Party Committee also serving as the Headquarters of Saigon-Cho Lon-Gia Dinh zone and military zone.
Address: Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Fares (entrance ticket): 100,000 dong.
Opening hours: 8 AM to 5 PM everyday.
Tourists start visiting the tunnels
HOW TO GO
You should go to Cu Chi tunnels by bus. You should combine both apps Google Maps and Bus Map for more convenience.
From Ben Thanh Market to Cu Chi tunnels is about 70 km. You should use BusMap to get there easier.
In departure, you enter: "Ben Thanh Market".
In destination, you enter: "Cu Chi tunnel".
Then click on Directions
Then appears the directions, you select the first direction, and follow the instructions.
Go to Cu Chi tunnels by bus
Time moving: About 2h.
As mentioned above, the way to Cu Chi Tunnels is quite hard to go so you should go with the natives or book a tour (around 30-50$).
Time exploring about half a day, if you go by bus, you should start early in the morning (around 7:00 am) and leave in the afternoon (before 6:00 pm).
You should dress neatly, wear shoes because you have to move a lot, bring water and snacks enough for a long trip.
You can refer to the official website of the tunnel authorities: diadaocuchi.com.vn.