Cu Chi Tunnels - All You Need To Know Before Exploring

Cuchi Tunnels - Before visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the most significant history destinations of Vietnam, there are certain things you should know. Here is a list of some information about Cu Chi Tunnels that you might find handy in your upcoming vacation.

What is Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam?

Cu Chi Tunnels is a place that was classified in the top 7 strangest tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and in the top 6 man-made structures of the world. Located in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, consists a tunnel stretching 200 kilometers, built during the time of the anti-American resistance war. This relic is being used as a war museum, a destination for domestic and foreign tourists to visit and explore.

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Cu Chi Tunnels has become a famous place for domestic and foreign travelers

Cu Chi Tunnels has become a favorite place for history lovers from all over the world. Because it was located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, you can travel to Cu Chi Tunnels at any time of the year. However, traveling in Cu Chi Tunnels for the weekend is a favorite choice of many people.

Cu Chi is famous for being called the “steel land” of Vietnam. When coming here, you do not only have the opportunity of simulating, participating in entertainment but also can enjoy amazing dishes that only served in Cu Chi. If you are looking for a wonderful and one of a kind destination for a memorable vacation, Cu Chi Tunnels is an ideal choice.

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In Cu Chi Tunnels, there are many things you can enjoy

How to travel to Cu Chi Tunnels?

Cu Chi Tunnels is about 70 kilometers northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, so you can reach there by taxi, motorbike or bus. You can also choose to join some Cu Chi Tunnels travel tour if you don’t want to travel by yourself.

If you travel by taxi, you just need to get in the car and say “Take me to Cu Chi Tunnels” and it will only take you about 1.5 hours to be here. Taxi prices range from 500.000 to 600.000 VND per trip.

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There are many ways you can use to travel to Cu Chi Tunnels

If traveling by motorbike or self-driving car, you can start from Ben Thanh Market. Remember to have a map with you and ask local people for the detailed roads before traveling.

What can you do in Cu Chi Tunnels?

The activities in Cu Chi Tunnels are various and interesting. Mostly, visitors are led to the underground exploration of underground tunnels and entertainment spots.

Take a quick tour of the tunnels and the games on the ground

The travel programs often take visitors around for a tour to explore the underground tunnels, and then lead them to participate in the games, so that visitors really enjoy themselves both under and above the ground. There are many things for you to visit and much beautiful scenery to take pictures as well.

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Exploring the tunnels underground

During your journey of exploring Cu Chi Tunnels, you will see secret passageways down the tunnel scattered everywhere. To ensure safety, you can only get down one of them when accompanied by a guide. That is why travel tours to Cu Chi Tunnels are highly recommended.

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There are many passengers to get into the tunnels in Cu Chi

Rescue stations for wildlife animals

This is the place to rescue and treat the trapped or sick wildlife animals before returning them to the wild. The rescue station is located between Dinh wharf and Duoc wharf, about 1 kilometer from the great area. Since its inception, the station has saved about 3600 animals of various rare and precious species. Therefore, please take some time to visit and feel these animals, and understand more about the work of those who protect the wild animals.

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The animal rescue station in Cu Chi

Other main sightseeing areas in Cu Chi Tunnels

Duoc wharf: Admission fee is 20.000 VND per Vietnamese and 80.000 VND per foreigner. Here, you will see the Tam Quan gate, the 9-story tower and the unique, massive temple. Especially, you will be able to manually burn the incense sticks to commemorate the national heroes who fell on the resilient Cu Chi land.

The war recreates zone: If you want to witness the whole war in Cu Chi Tunnels, come to this area. With vivid models, accompanied by a passionate, engaging presentation, the entire heroic battle was reconstructed without missing a single detail. In addition, at the back of the hall is a restored area of Vietnam's famous monuments and landmarks.

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Travelers watching document movie in Cu Chi Tunnels

Shooting area: This is an attractive service area and also the most popular area. You will have to pay 50.000 VND for 60 minutes of experience shooting. The price of each bullet is 3000 VND per bullet. You will be intrusted carefully before shooting.

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Experience shooting in Cu Chi Tunnels

The East Sea simulated swimming pool area: After you are soaked in sweat from tunneling and playing shooting, you can come to the East Sea simulation pool area to delight in the cool water. Ticket price is 20000 VND per person.

Trung An fruit garden: After bathing, some fresh fruit will be welcomed. Come to Trung An fruit garden to enjoy the freshest fruits. In addition, the hut is also a suitable place for families to have a picnic.

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The Trung An fruit garden in Cu Chi Tunnels

What to eat in Cu Chi Tunnels?

According to many Cu Chi Tunnels travel experience, here are 3 delicacies that you must try:

Minh Quy pork noodles: The restaurant is located about 7 kilometers from An Suong overpass. This small restaurant is very famous and crowded. Usually, the restaurant sells all of their dishes at 09:00 AM every day, so if you want to taste this delicious dish, remember to be there early.

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The delicious Minh Quy pork noodles

Xuan Dao heifer: The restaurant is a few hundred meters from Cu Chi overpass, located right on Highway 22 toward the center. There are many delicacies made from heifers, but perhaps the best is still roast heifer. Especially, the price is also quite cheap you can eat comfortably without worrying about the price like many other locations.

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Xuan Dao heifer

Sugarcane and Durian juice, Cau Garden: The restaurant is about 3 kilometers from Cu Chi overpass. If you go to An Suong overpass, try to go to the shop to enjoy a special cup of sugarcane juice that is not available anywhere. I’m sure you will fall in love with it.

Here is some helpful information that I’m quite sure that you will be a delight to know before going to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam. If you are looking for Cu Chi Tunnels tours, don’t be hesitate to contact us. Wish you a happy and satisfying vacation in Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam.