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  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm
  • Admission: VND 75,000

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of underground passageways that run to more than 120 miles (200 kilometers) in total length in this area alone. Work by the Viet Cong commenced in 1948 as a means of shelter from the French air attacks during the Indochina conflict.

The network provided vital access and strategic control over the large rural area surrounding Ho Chi Minh City; over the following two decades the tunnels became a complex underground city including hospitals, defenses and living quarters. This meant despite all the bombings in the area many of the local people could still continue to live underground. In its prime and at its most impressive the Cu Chi Tunnels stretched from the southern Vietnamese capital all the way to the Cambodian border to the west, and in places was dug to 3 stories deep.

Much of the original tunnel system was destroyed in bombing raids during the 1970s but existing parts have been restored and opened as a poignant and fascinating reminder.

Practical Info

Located approximately 20 mi (30 km) northwest of central Ho Chi Minh City, off the road to Tay Ninh town. 

Many of the Cu Chi Tunnels vary greatly in size and accessibility allowing a leisurely visit for the curious or a challenging exploration for the more intrepid visitor.

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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 85 Reviews

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 5-6 hours

From USD $84.46

Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $89.16
From USD $56.00

Small-Group Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Cu Chi Tunnels

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $65.00

Small-Group Cu Chi Tunnels Boat and Bike Tour

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $160.00

Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours

From USD $43.00

Private Tour: Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai Temple and Wildlife Rescue Station

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $49.00
From USD $112.50
From USD $125.00

Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $48.99

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