The Cu Chi Tunnels are 75km from the northwest of Saigon and are made up of an elaborate subterranean network spanning more than 200km. The tunnels width is at most 1- meter wide, so this will give you the unique experience of moving through the maze as if you were one of the Vietcong. But don’t worry, the tunnels have been altered where needed to accommodate visitors, and you will have no trouble navigating its passageways.
How did they build Cu Chi tunnels
When the tunnels were first being constructed during the 1940s, they served as a base of attack against the colonial French. They were later redesigned during the Vietnam War in the late 1960s. The tunnels’ reconstruction served primarily to house North Vietnamese military units and provide a central command center. It only happened that nonmilitant groups including women and children would use the tunnels as well in times of attack from the enemy.
Daily Cu Chi Tunnels Tours
The Cu Chi Tunnels Tour is a great excursion to choose from that is nearby Saigon. This excursion is perhaps one of the more historically enriching and rewarding experiences that you can take part in while staying in Saigon. It is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. By visiting the tunnels, you will be able to understand why the Vietcong forces were so advantaged and how guerillas managed to continuously thwart the attempts of the southern. The tunnels would house facilitated the construction of hospitals, kitchens, even schools. They provided a way for life to “go on” so to speak, even if under less than agreeable circumstances.
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