Cu Chi Tunnels Travel Experience – How To Go From Ho Chi Minh City

Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Vietnam located near Ho Chi Minh City. That’s why there are a lot of foreign tourists want to pay the place a visit while exploring Ho Chi Minh. Here is some travel experience that you might find helpful if planning a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam.

A brief introduction of Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

The Cu Chi Tunnels is an ideal destination for those who want to stay away from the noisy streets and learn about the heroic historical achievements of Vietnam, as well as research about the lives of Vietnamese people in the famous Cu Chi land. The Cu Chi Tunnels is located 70 kilometers northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. This is an underground defense system built by the Vietnamese army and people during the Indochina War and the Vietnam War.

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Cu Chi Tunnels is the popular tourist destinations near Ho Chi Minh City

The tunnel system consists of an infirmary, many rooms, kitchen, storage, office, underground road system and many more. The tunnel system is about 250 kilometers long and has ventilation systems in place of the bushes.

During the war, Cu Chi troops and people had to hide in this tunnel during the day and only went out to fight at night to avoid detection by the enemy. Because of the ingenuity, the creativity of the revolutionary soldiers helped them to achieve a resounding victory. This is definitely an interesting place to visit and explore when traveling in Vietnam.

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Inside Cu Chi Tunnels, there are many rooms and tunnels underground

In Cu Chi Tunnels, you can also participate in various interesting activities, as well as visit various amazing places. For more information, you can check the article below.

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How to get to Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City?

There are many ways to get to Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City, please refer to below and choose the way that most suitable for you.

Travel by motorbike or car

Most tour companies in Vietnam organize Cu Chi Tunnels tours by motorbike, car or tourist bus depending on tourists’ requirements. It takes about one and a half hours to travel from Ho Chi Minh City center to Ben Dinh station, Cu Chi.

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You can get to Cu Chi Tunnels by motorbikes or cars

Travel by boat

If you want to come to Cu Chi Tunnels by waterway, you can contact the Cu Chi Tunnels company that exploits the waterway to Cu Chi Tunnels by boat or canoe on the Saigon River.

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Travel to Cu Chi Tunnels by boat

Travel by taxi

Taxi is the most comfortable but also the most expensive means of transportation in Vietnam. If you have unlimited time, it is not necessary to waste a lot of money on the journey of about 140 kilometers.

Travel by public bus

Aside from driving a motorbike or car by yourself, you can also take a public bus to Cu Chi Tunnels. It only takes two buses to get to Ben Duoc, Cu Chi.

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You can take the public bus to Cu Chi Tunnels

Operating hours and admission tickets in Cu Chi Tunnels

There are 2 main areas in Cu Chi Tunnels, which are Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc. Both zones are opened at the same time, the fare is different but the difference is not significant. Cu Chi Tunnels open from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM every day, including Sundays as well.

The entrance fee in Ben Dinh is 110.000 VND per person, and in Ben Duoc is 90.000 VND per person.

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The Cu Chi Tunnels is opened for visitors almost everyday

Cu Chi Tunnels travel tour from Ho Chi Minh City

The system of Cu Chi Tunnels includes countless large and small different tunnels. Most of them here have been widened, making it easy for travelers to access, but some are still quite small. Surely everyone who comes here must be surprised how revolutionary soldiers can live in the ground in such deprivation conditions for such a long time.

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Cu Chi has many large and small tunnels

Instead of groping for information, you can easily join an affordable tour, which begins from downtown Ho Chi Minh City to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. This really is a destination not to be missed when traveling in Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi Tunnels provides a lot of tours with different schedules and times for you to refer and choose, so do not hesitate to contact us.

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Some tips to remember when visiting Cu Chi Tunnels

About the costume, there is no official dress code when visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, however, you should choose something neat and dark to wear so that you will not have to struggle to wash away the stains attached to the clothes when entering the tunnels. You should also wear long pants in order to avoid being stung by insects.

Besides that, you should also prepare a pair of comfortable sneakers because you have to walk to many areas in the Cu Chi Tunnels. And make sure to prepare sunscreen as well as insect repellent spray. These are the indispensable things when you come to Cu Chi Tunnels.

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You should wear appropriate clothing and wear sunscreen when going to Cu Chi Tunnels

During the rainy season, which is from May to November, although the tunnel is not flooded, visiting during the time is not very convenient because there will be a lot of mud that will stain your clothes.

For the tourists who are afraid of narrow spaces and high blood pressure, they are strongly advised not to enter the small tunnels and choose the larger tunnels to visit as well.

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You should consider your health condition before visiting Cu Chi Tunnels

Here are some of the Cu Chi Tunnels travel experience that you should know and remember. We are also honored to introduce you the luxurious and professional tours in Cu Chi Tunnels. Don’t miss the chance to explore this unique and magnificent history symbol of Vietnam.