Cu Chi Overview
Cu Chi Tunnels is about 60 kilometers to the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, it is an extensive labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch all the way to the Cambodian border. The Cu Chi Tunnels was built within 25 years from 1948 during the war against the French. It served as a means of communication between villages and helped the Vietnamese to evade scouting French soldiers.
The tunnels network was built over an area of 250 kilometers during the Vietnam War. Therefore, it became one of the important parts of Viet Cong fighting troops’ strategy and also the home for thousands of soldiers.
At the present, 120 km of the tunnels are preserved and work as a captivating attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. When you visit Cu Chi Tunnels, you will have a chance to witness its unique architecture and structure as well as understand why it plays an important role in Vietnam’s history.