Explore the Chu Chi tunnels
Chu Chi tunnels are part of a massive war museum outside Ho Chi Minh, offering visitors a sneak peek into the underground life of the Vietnamese soldiers, dating back to 1948. The site has over 120 km of underground tunnels, traps, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, arsenals hospitals and command centers. After the war against the French, the Vietnamese soldiers extended the tunnel systems and implemented air filtration systems that helped them survive the Chu Chi carpet bombings in the war against the Americans. The Chu Chi tunnels, located 70 km outside Ho Chi Minh City, are one of the city’s most iconic attractions . You have the opportunity to enjoy a lot of activities during your visit. A popular option is to follow the narrow routes in the underground tunnels. Visitors often watch a short film prior tot he visit, to understand how the tunnel system works. A visit to the Chu Chi tunnels is definitely worth a visit for those who want to explore Vietnam’s war history and learn more about their cunning tricks to overcome both the French and the Americans.