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January 12, 2018

The experience of traveling to Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi tunnels are famous as the strongest revolutionary base of Vietnam. When you come here, you will not only discover the secret tunnels under the ground, but also visit the East Sea simulators, participate in entertainment services and enjoy the dishes only in Cu Chi. Please refer to the below experience of visiting the Cu Chi tunnels if you are intending to come to this historic land during your holidays.

How to go to Cu Chi tunnels?

on the road to Cu Chi Tunnels
on the road to Cu Chi Tunnels

From Hanoi

Fortunately, this is the most famous tourist destination in Saigon, so there is always a route from Hanoi to the Cu Chi Tunnels tourist area. Therefore, people in The North and Central of Vietnam are easy to go to Cu Chi by bus with a lot of buses in a day. The bus will go on the route 1A Highway to Binh Duong province, then along Nguyen Chi Thanh Avenue in Binh Duong to Cu Chi District.

Those who cannot go by bus can “hunt” airline tickets from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, to Tan Son Nhat airport, the price is about 1,000,000 VND – 1,500,000 VND / ticket / person. From Tan Son Nhat Airport, you can take a taxi or a bus to go to Cu Chi Tunnels.

From Ho Chi Minh City

From Saigon to Cu Chi Tunnels, you go along Highway 22 to the northwest to Cu Chi district, turn lelf to Nguyen Thi Ranh Street and then stop at Ben Duoc temple tourist area.

Ben Duoc temple style architecture ancient Vietnam
Ben Duoc temple style architecture ancient Vietnam
A huge ceramic picture on the wall of Ben Duoc Temple
A huge ceramic picture on the wall of Ben Duoc Temple

What to do in Cu Chi tunnels?

The tourist activities were arranged with permanent itinerary and the local tour guide will guide and follow you throughout the journey. Mostly, visitors are led to discover underground tunnels and playgrounds on the ground.

diagram of Cu Chi Tunnels
diagram of Cu Chi Tunnels

– Visiting Cu Chi tunnels

It can be said that this is a great experience during your trip to Cu Chi tunnels. You will be explored every corner of the famous tunnels of Vietnam and the world. The tunnels you are visiting is about 120m long and has 2 floors, most of which have been extended to help visitors more comfortable. Especially, after going through the tunnels, you will eat cassava, dipping in sesame salt and drinking water at Hoang Cam kitchen. This area also sell a lot of food and drink, but according to experience of visiting Cu Chi in save way, you should not buy because of expensive price.

Entrance of the tunnels
Entrance of the tunnels

– War Zone simulation area

If you want to see the entire of the war in Cu Chi Tunnels, let’s go to this area. With the lively models, accompanied by the heroic and attractive presentation, the whole battle has been reconstructed without missing a detail. Furthermore, the back of the hall are areas of famous historical relics of Vietnam such as: Nha Rong port, Hue Citadel, One Pillar Pagoda, Sai Gon Bridge, Long Bien, My Thuan, and The Paracel Islands, Spratly Islands…

Experience crawling in Cu Chi Tunnels
Experience crawling in Cu Chi Tunnels

– Swimming pool area simulating the East Sea

After being wet because of getting through the tunnel and shooting gun, you should come to swimming pool area which simulating the East Sea to enjoy the cool water. From the tunnel, you walk about 15 minutes to the pool. Ticket price is 20,000 VND / person.

– Trung An fruit garden

After swimming, you can eat fresh fruits. Let’s come to Trung An fruit Garden to enjoy the freshest fruits. In addition, the huts in the garden are also suitable for the family to get a picnic lunch.

The tourists are fascinated by the discovery of the Cu Chi tunnels
The tourists are fascinated by the discovery of the Cu Chi tunnels

Restaurant’s addresses and good dishes when traveling to Cu Chi

The tourist area of Cu Chi tunnels have restaurant with beautiful view of Saigon River. You can buy some food here with reasonable price. The food is not so good but it is acceptable.

The smoke-free Hoang Cam Kitchen in Cu Chi Tunnels
The smoke-free Hoang Cam Kitchen in Cu Chi Tunnels

There are 3 delicacies that you definitely have to try. They are:

– Minh Quy pork and fresh vermicelli

This restaurant is located about 7km from An Suong overpass. This place is very famous and crowded. It is usually out of stock at 9 am so if you want to enjoy it you have to go early.

– Xuan Dao beef

This restaurant is from Cu Chi overpass for several hundred meters, located on the national highway 22 towards the center. There are many delicious dishes made from beef, but perhaps the most delicious is still grilled beef. In particular, the price is quite reasonable, you can eat comfortably without worrying about price as many other places.

– Vuon Cau sugar cane juice with durian flavour

This cafe is about 3 km away from Cu Chi Bridge. If you go to An Suong overpass, try to go to this cafe to enjoy a special sugar cane juice glass which does not have anywhere. Make sure you will like it.

boiled potatoes at Cu Chi Tunnels
boiled potatoes at Cu Chi Tunnels

Notes for traveling to Cu Chi Tunnels

There will be free games when buying tickets, most games are charged. The price changes more or less over time.

Traveling to Cu Chi on holidays of 2 Sept or 3 Feb, entrance ticket is more expensive but there are more incentives. However, some special days like 23 Nov (Nam Ky Revolutionary), 26 April (Liberation of Cu Chi), 27 July and 19 August usually have small promotions.

If you decide to go through a tunnel, note, there are tunnels very small, just enough for one person get through, quite hot and asphyxiate, you should careful.

You also need to avoid getting lost in the forest that tour guide does not manage.

You should send luggage before go down the tunnel, keep personal property when going down, avoid losing your stuff under the tunnel, avoid bad situations. Let’s follow the rules to keep you safe.

Test at Ben Duoc shooting school in Cu Chi Tunnels
Test at Ben Duoc shooting school in Cu Chi Tunnels

Information about Cu Chi Tunnels

Address: Provincial Road 15, Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh City,

Open: 7am – 5pm even weekend.

Ticket price: 70,000 – 110,000 VND / person, ticket for games about 50,000 VND or more.

Phone: (028) 37948 830

Website: http: //diadaocuchi.com.vn

Email: khudtlsdiadaocuchi@gmail.com

By Lai Tien

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