X
RESERVATIONS Find a Restaurant in Your City
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
Overview
The Basics
Getting Around
Nightlife
Shopping
Restaurants
Attractions
Climate Info
Airports
Ho Chi Minh City hotels With so much to do and see in Ho Chi Minh City, it's easy to find the right hotel.
Popular City Guides
 

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels system is an underground network of tunnels dug in the 1940s by the Vietnamese as a place to hide during the fight against the French. The network was later expanded and used in the American War. The system consists of more than 150 miles (250km) of tunnels and unlit offshoots, secret trap doors connecting narrow routes to hidden shelters, local rivers and tunnels to the Cambodian border. It was a sprawling city of improvised hospitals, living quarters, kitchens and fresh water wells, with some tunnels barely large enough to wriggle through. The plan was to launch surprise assaults on the enemy, and then disappear; so successful a hiding place were the tunnels that first the French and then the Americans struggled against these sudden attacks in which the assailants seemed to vanish into fresh air. Today many of the tunnels have been enlarged to allow visitors the dirty and claustrophobic experience of crawling through a portion of the underground network, past s
Address: 19 miles (30km) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City at Tay Ni
Telephone: (08) 794 8820
Transportation: The tunnels are best visited on a day tour, otherwise a bus from Ben Thanh bus station stops in Cu Chi where public transport services the site
Opening Time: Daily 7.30am to 4.30pm

Check-in Date

Calendar

Nights

Rooms

Travel guide by (c) Globe Media Ltd. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.
Luxury Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City >

Best Ho Chi Minh City Hotel Rates

Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

from 147.57 USD *
See All Specials For Ho Chi Minh City Luxury Hotels >

* Lowest nightly rate based on select dates. Please click on hotel for details.

JustLuxe.com Luxury NEWS >