SAIGON - CU CHI TUNNELS HALF DAY TOUR
A morning departure from Ho Chi Minh City center to visit the tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped achieve ultimate military success. Tour started at 7.30am or 8.00am, return to Ho Chi Minh City center around 12:30pm.
Duration: 5 hours
In the morning or afternoon: The private car will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City center transfer to the Cu Chi Tunnels
Arrive Cu Chi tunnels where firstly you are seeing the Document movies about Cu Chi War time, Special during the time from 1960 to 1972, the simple hoes to dig, the labor of the local people, then we will visit the main Gate to go to the tunnels, the different kind of trap from the tree to the ground. Trap was built round the main gate, the place to produce the weapon, the Rest area, meeting room, the hospital, the hole to get the fresh air for tunnels,
In Cu Chi, you will have opportunity to buy the bullet and try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range.
Leave Cu Chi tunnels we get back to the Car / Van transfer to Ho Chi Minh City.
Lunch by your own expense.
Private air-condition car from Saigon to Cu Chi Tunnels & return.
English speaking guide
Mineral water bottle
CU CHI TUNNELS TRAVEL OVERVIEW
The spotlight of many Vietnam tours, Cu Chi tunnel, which is located at Cu Chi District nearly 70km far from central of Ho Chi Minh city, is a very famous war heritage in the South of Vietnam. Cu Chi Tunnel played an important role in the victory of Vietnam communist government over the America and South Vietnamese army in the past. The Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels and three levels deep. This tunnel system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels.
The tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough space for a person to walk along by bending or dragging. However, parts of the tunnels have been modified to accommodate visitors .Cu Chi is an pro-communist area, known as the base where the North Vietnamese army used to organize the 1968 Tet Offensive.
The area was heavily bombarded by American army, it was declared a "free fire zone" by America which means that artillery fire fell on it at night, and that bomber pilots were encouraged to drop unused explosives and napalm on the area before returning to base. In essence, anything that moved was considered a target and blown away.
The Vietnamese querrillas and Cu Chi local used the tunnel as the hiding spot as well as serving as communication and supply routes, food and weapon caches so the tunnels network provided sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals, and other social rooms. The upper soil layer is between 3 to 4m thick and can support the weight of a 50-ton tank and the damage of light cannons and bombs. But the tunnel networks were dug, before the American War, in the late 1940s, as a peasant-army response to a more mobile and ruthless French occupation. The plan was simple: take the resistance briefly to the enemy and then, literally, vanish. The tunnels were really expanded in the American war as a large base of Vietnamese querrillas surround Saigon.
Cu Chi is not so far from the central of Ho Chi Minh city quite easy to reach by bus in one day .Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitors a unique experience of what underground life in the American war was like.
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