Travel Guide to Cu Chi Tunnel

Distance: 70km (from the center of Ho Chi Minh City).
Information: Cu Chi Tunnel is 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City in the Northwest. It is miniature battle versatile of Cu Chi’s military and people during the 30-year struggle longtime and fierce to fight invading enemy to receive independence, freedom for motherland. It also is the special architecture lying deeply underground with many stratums, nooks and crannies as complex as a cobweb, having spares for living, meeting and fighting with total lengths over 200 km. Real legends coming from the Tunnel are over human imaginativeness. Creeping down into the tunnel, only some yards, you can find out why Vietnam? A tiny country could defeat its enemy, the large and richest country in the world. Why Cu Chi, a barren and poor land could face strongly for 21 years to the army crowded many times compared with its force, warlike and equipped modern war weapons and means. In the fight, Cu Chi people won illustriously. Thanks to systems of tunnel ways, fortifications, combat trenches, soldiers and people of Cu Chi fought very bravely creating glorious feat of arms. The American invaders at first time stepped into Cu Chi land, they had to face so fierce resistances from tunnels from important and very difficult bases that they cried out, “Underground villages”, “Dangerous secret zone”, “cannot see any VC but they appear everywhere”… With its war pasture, Cu Chi Tunnels become a historical war hero of Vietnamese People like a 20th century legend and famous land in the world.
Cu Chi Tunnels have two places:
. Ben Duoc Tunnels is Zone Party Committee Base & Saigon – Gia Dinh Military Zone, which is protected in Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu My Hung Village, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.
. Ben Dinh Tunnels is Cu Chi District Party Committee, which is protected in Ben Dinh Hamlet, Nhuan Duc Village, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City. Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, you should visit Cu Chi Tunnels Historical Monument to understand what the protracted and arduous struggle is. You will evidence clearly and directly an exploit of loving peace, independence and happiness at the present.

You can find more information about Cu Chi tunnel at

Get in and get out:
Motor bike
From Pham Ngu Lao Area (near Ben Thanh Market), you can hire a motor bike to travel to Cu Chi tunnel. But that’s not a good idea if this is 1st you travelto Vietnam (Traffic in Vietnam is…).
You can take a motor taxi (xe om) to travel to Cuchi tunnel.

From Ben Thanh Bus Station (in front of Ben Thanh Market) you take a bus to Cu Chi Bus Station (Bus number 13). From Cu Chi Bus Station, you continue take a Bus No.79 to Cu Chi tunnel (Ben Duong temple).
From Cu Chi tunnel, you must back to Cu Chi Bus Station before 4PM because the last bus from Cu Chi Bus Station to Ben Thanh Bus Station is at 4PM.
Bus ticket: 3000 dong/pax.

Daily Tour
In Pham Ngu Lao Area, you can book tour to Cu Chi tunnel in a day or ½ day (1 day: you visit Cu Chi tunnel and Caodai Temple (Cao dai holy land in Tay Ninh Province – offical of Cadaism, a Vietnamese religion.)
Tour Price is about 7-9 usd/pax.
All travel agency in Bui Vienst, De Tham st, or Pham Ngu Lao st have the same service.

. Cuchi tunnel (the difference name is Ben Duoc underground tunnel complex).
. Project of recounting Cu Chi liberated zone
. Ben Duoc Temple
. Ben Dinh underground tunnel complex

Buy ticket at Project of recounting Cu Chi liberated zone.
You should go follow this way: Project of recounting Cu Chi liberated zone -> Cuchi tunnel -> Ben Duoc Temple (Bus Station is located at in front of Ben Duoc Temple’s Gate.

Service & Entertainment
Shooting with AK, M16, Carbine, M30.
Sourvenir stand: clothes, hat, …
Floating restaurants on Saigon River.

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