Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnels (B)
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese
& foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became
legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the
tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap
doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons
factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side
of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the
area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the
destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by
bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that
took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch
a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed.
You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy
tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Ho Chi Minh
city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.