Cu Chi Tunnel was first built during French war with started digging length about 50km complex network. It has however known during Vietnam war and widen to over 200km with fuctions of battle field, accommodation, hospital and be able to serve thousands of villagers. American found the tunnel around 1965 and used lots of way for destruction but no success. Cu Chi Tunnel nowadays became a must see place for travellers from Ho Chi Minh city.
Travel to Cu Chi Tunnel
Located about 50km West of Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi tunnel can be reached by local public transport from City center. However, the most popular way is by tour which is easily found on every corners of tourist sites. Cost about 10 USD per person shared tourist bus. Viet Value Travel offers private tours to Cu Chi tunnel everyday from your hotel and drop back to your hotel.
A compulsory entrance fee of 80.000 VND (roughly 4 USD) will be charged to visitor. Price included the local guide and a tour around the site. You will get a 15 minutes documentary film of Cu Chi before heading to tunnel. The round tours including some real remained tunnel and you have choice to go inside the tunnels which are widen to tourist.
The tunnel complex are widen now for everyone, however, it will not recommended to anyone who has problem with blood pressure, heart problem or 'narrow fear'. Children under 8 year old is also not recommended.