Cu Chi tunnels the best travel destination in Ho Chi Minh city

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Cu Chi tunnels the best travel destination in Ho Chi Minh city

Post: 21-07-2015 04:13:25 PM - Views: 1872

CNN has listed a system of tunnels in HCM City’s Cu Chi district as one of the world’s top underground tourist attractions.

CNN has listed a system of tunnels in HCM City’s Cu Chi district as one of the world’s top underground tourist attractions.

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The complex of Cu Chi Tunnels was formed between 1946 and 1948 48 during the resistance war against French aggression.

During the Vietnam War, The Cu Chi Tunnels, built on an area of the so-called “Iron Land” in Southern Vietnam, were used as hospitals, communication and supply routes, and living quarters for Vietnamese soldiers.

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The Cu Chi tunnel, dug deep underground, can withstand destructive bombs. Air is taken in through the tunnel vents. The different areas of the system of Cu Chi tunnel can be isolated when necessary.

The system of Cu Chi tunnel is comprised of three floors, with the first 3m deep and able to resist artillery, tanks and armoured vehicles. The second floor is 5m deep under the ground and able to resist small bombs. The ground floor is 8-10m deep.

The complex has been preserved as a war memorial and a tourist destination.

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Overview

Learn at first hand the struggles of life in wartime Vietnam when you go below ground in the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels. See how soldiers and civilians lived through the conflict and the ingenious methods used to conceal themselves.

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What to Expect

An extremely complex tunnel system, the Cu Chi network covers a wide area of countryside near to Ho Chi Minh city and was an excellent way for the Viet Kong to move undetected by American forces underground. This evocative day tour explores the struggle of everyday life during the Vietnam War from a local perspective and takes you deep underground to explore the tunnels.

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The Cu Chi tour starts with an introductory video detailing its long 25-year construction. Then it is time to go underground in the infamous 120-mile Cu Chi tunnel system which offered a safe haven for soldiers and thousands of Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. It is virtually an underground city with dwelling houses, schools, hospitals and factories.

On display are booby traps, the remains of a US army tank and huge craters left by American B52 bombs. You will be able to admire lots of compelling photos and personal effects left behind.

There is also the chance to play real war games firing an authentic AK rifle used during the war.

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And Cu Chu Tunnel travel Video:

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