Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnel


Within the system of Cu Chi Tunel, Ben Duoc Tunnel was the base of Party Committee and Headquarters of Sai Gon - Cho Lon - Gia Dinh Zone & Military Zone... This is a unique architectural structure, a system of deeply underground tunnels having several floors and alleys and branches like spider web more than 250 km long for dining, living, meeting and fighting. This tunnel system embodies the strong will, intelligence, and pride of Cu Chi people, a symbol of revolutionary heroism of Vietnamese peole (Source: Cu Chi Guide) 


The Cu Chi Tunnel tour was one of my favorite experiences during our Indochina trip. To go there, go to Pham Ngu Lao Street where you can find several travel agencies and hostels there. A small group tour is very recommendable because if each one in your group will enter the tunnel, at least you don't have to wait for so many people to finish. Travel time from Pham Ngu Lao St. to Cu Chi Tunnel is less than 2 hours. Before reaching the tunnel, we stopped over at an art exhibition. Vietnamese people are some of the most creative people. You'll be amazed by their handcrafted greeting cards available aplenty at the Night Market or basically anywhere in Vietnam. I should have bought one.


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