When you visit Ho Chi Minh city, you surely cannot miss out Cu Chi tunnels tour in half of day. This underground network were used during Vietnam War by Viet Cong soldiers in their resistance to the French and American armies.
It is a great chance to find the history behind Cu Chi tunnels amazingly interesting with the awesome experience.
Take a bus to Cu Chi tunnels
Honestly, Cu Chi tunnels are not easy to get. It will take you at least 2-hour drive by bus. As usual, you do not need to mind the route when you book a Cu Chi tunnels half day tour and can take a nap within minutes. If you are looking for a complete tour package at Cu Chi tunnels, you can visit us to choose your best deal: Cu Chi tunnels tour on Vinaday Goreise
Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels
After you made it through the entrance tunnels, you will go to watch a documentary which tell you all about the heroic stage of Cu Chi tunnels. Then, you can understand how Vietnamese people can win over the strongest armies in the past.
After screening, you could go around to several different points of interests, especially the various in-ground traps which used by Viet Cong to catch the enemies and the underground rooms where they would create the weapons.
One remarkable thing to visit is the shooting range where you could learn about gun named AK47 and fire some rounds if you are desired. This gun was very popular a weapon in the Vietnam war.
Part of the exotic thing is to scrambling in to the tunnels to experience how Viet Cong soldiers make their way through tunnels every day.
It looks like a small town in-ground with a kitchen(Hoang Cam), a hospital, a place where the weapons created and a shelter for the elderly and children. Notably, the checkpoints to get out were 50 m or so part. Therefore, you could crouch and still walk on your feet, but if you are tall you have to crawl on your hands and knees.
Cu Chi beef(Bo To Cu Chi)
To make the perfect beef, the meat has to be around five-months old that makes it soft and juicy. Then the meat is cooked in a diverse way such as boiling it, grilling it, or frying it.
You can eat the beef with rice paper, or vegetables rolled up and dip it in anchovy sauce. There is also vinegar hotpot which is so amazing and also There is also beef in vinegar hotpot (bo nhung dam) which is amazing, and also the simple grilled beef is very tasty.
Sugarcane Juice with Durian
Sugarcane juice is a popular drink in Vietnam which help you boost the energy and detox away the stress when wandering around. Part of the feature is to mix with durian. When mixed with durian, it’s even juicy in case you can try durian
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This is really one of the must-visit parts in your tour of Vietnam and it is well worth a visit. It is very interesting to have eye-opening in one of the best attractive historical sites in Vietnam. You will see how those involved in the war managed to live and survive within these tunnels especially as these were 40% smaller than they are today. when you do, make sure you take in some notices:
- If you are claustrophobic and high-blood pressure , you do not need to walk in to the tunnels. They are very hot and sweaty within the tunnels and confined. In addition, there are so many interesting things to explore surrounding the tunnels. You can still enter the larger dugouts however if you wish.
- Make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear (comfortable sandals or trainers) and bring insect repellent, sunblock, bug spray.
- Cu Chi tunnels are open during rainy season (May to November),however, your experience will be not satisfied when visiting in the rainy season.
- It is still open during the holidays, so don’t worry.
Entrance Ticket Prices
Both Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc entrances have the same opening hours and different entrance fees.
Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm every day.
Ben Dinh: 110,000 VND(4USD)/person
Ben Duoc: 90,000 VND(3 USD)/person