Cu Chi tunnels are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tracing back to the Vietnam War, those tunnels were the place used for several military campaigns and then by Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive in 1968. At that time, its function was to hide spots during combat as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. Thanks to the existence of Cu Chi tunnels, Vietnamese soldiers (Viet Cong) could counter the growing American military effort.
Nowadays, Cu Chi Tunnels has been preserved by the government of Vietnam and it is turned into a war memorial park with two different tunnel display sites, Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc.
The entrance fee is 110,000 vnd/ticket.
Opening hour is from 7.00AM till 17.00PM. It takes about 2 hours for the trip of Cu Chi tunnels, it’s suggested that you do not start your trip in Cu Chi tunnels too late after 16.00.