Cu Chi Tunnels ,known as the Headquarter of Vietcong during the American War ,where was first time dug by locals in 1947-1948 to hide themselves away from French then American War happened , it was kept digging secretly longer and longer 250 km in 1967 !
So a Must visit place sourounding Saigon since it was opened to public , you will understand more how Clever Vietcong was with Strong WILL fighting for ONE VIETNAM .
A guided tour taking a bus about roughly 2 hours drive , you will have chance to walk around to explore the life underground , as the networks of Tunnels were desinged into THREE LEVELS , first level is about 3-5 meter , sencond level is 6-8 meter and the third one is 8-10 or 12 meters , all are up and down with blocked by a DOOR and connected to Saigon River !
With the so clever ways like Ants’nest for ventilation , water wells , Meeting rooms, Hospital , Kitchens, Dinning rooms…with so narrow and small Entrances . The life was so toughed as lack of Light , water …so many kinds of Mosquitoes caused Melariar …
The USA and Allied tried to explore and called Tunnels Rats ( 30 to 40 cm ) as they could not go down …so hundreds Tons of Bombs were dropped down , so Cu Chi was DEAD Land , now you will see lots of Bomb wholes ! The Ground Forces of US and Allied also came to search but they got nightmare of Bloody Traps ,they got stuck in the Trap. The USA also used Chemical Bombs like Agent orange , Nalpam ….
But Cu Chi Never Die !
During Tet Offensive 1968 ,From Cu Chi Tunnels , lots of Soldiers , Weapons came to attack and controlled Saigon caused a SHOCK for USA .
Nowadays , Not only Vietnamese locals , War Veterens…but also thousands of Foriegners come to visit and memorize this historical site .
You will have a chance to FEEL how the life of underground by going down WIDDEN tunnels to connect different rooms too .
Let’s come explore this amazing place !
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