Vietnam passed through the long war in the past, so when visiting the country, tourists still find the historical destinations to explore and learn more about Vietnam War. Cu Chi tunnel is one of the best choices for tourists. Cu Chi is famous as “steel land” of Vietnam. When you come here, you are not only exploring the mysterious underground tunnels but also “roam” in the East Sea simulating, participating in the entertainment and enjoying the dishes only in Cu Chi. Furthermore, from Ho Chi Minh City, you can easy to transfer to Cu Chi Tunnel. In order to know more about the wonderful destination, the post will tell you necessary things to visit in Cu Chi Tunnel.
Cu Chi tunnel located far the center of HCMC about 70km from the northwest, so you can easy to transfer by taxi, motorbike or public bus.
- Taxi: If you can not speak Vietnamese language and don’t travel with a travel guide, taxi is the best choice for you. Although almost taxi’s drivers can not speak English, you can ask the hotel to call a taxi for you. Price for transfer from 500.000VND- 600.000VND/way.
- Motorbike or private car: If you want to transfer by motorbike, you should transfer with a local guide who will help you find the right way.
- Public bus: If you have not traveled to Vietnam before, you should not choose the kind of transport for traveling, though it is quite cheap for transferring. If you can speak a little bit Vietnamese language, you can visit Ben Thanh and catch bus no.13 to transfer to Cu Chi station, and then continue to catch bus no.79 to tunnel. You can ask bus’s driver to know exactly the stop station. However, you should remember that almost bus ‘drivers can not speak English.
2 Places to visit
When visiting there, tourists can admire Taman gate, brewery, 9-storey tower and monumental power. In particular, you will be hand-lit incense tribute to the national heroes who fell in the land of Cu Chi tenacious. However, there are some notes for you that from the temple to the tunnel are quite far away, so to help tired, especially the older guests, take the tram (5.000VND / ticket).
It is the most interesting and unforgettable experiences for tourists when visiting Cu Chi tunnel because you will have a chance to explore the most famous tunnel of Vietnam and the world in there. The tunnel which you are visiting is about 120m long and has 2 floors, most of which have been extended to visitors more comfortable. Especially, after going through the tunnel, you will be eating grinders, tapping sesame salt and drinking water for free at Hoang Cam kitchen. In this area also sell a lot of food and drink, but according to experience to visit Cu Chi savings, you should not buy, because it is quite expensive.
War Reproduction Zone
If you want to see the entire war in Chi Chi Tunnel, you should go to this area. With the lively models, accompanied by the concise and attractive presentation, the whole battle has been reconstructed without missing a detail. In addition, at the back of the hall is the site of the famous sites of Vietnam such as Nha Rong Ben, Hue Imperial Citadel, One Pillar Pagoda, Saigon Bridge, Long Bien, My Thuan, and The Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelago and so on.
There are interesting and attractive services for tourists to enjoy shooting activities in there. You will have pay 50.000VND/60 minutes in there. Furthermore, you have to buy bullets of 3,000VND /tablet, 1 AK cartridge with 25 tablets, M16 with 20 tablets and 7 pistols.
The bathing area simulates the East Sea
After sweeping through the tunnel and playing shooting, you come to the bathing area simulating East Sea to enjoy the waves in the cool water. Since the tunnel, you walk about 15 minutes to the pool. Ticket price is 20,000VND per person
The Trung An fruit: After bathing, eating fresh fruit is the most attractive. Therefore, you can come to Trung An fruit garden to enjoy the freshest fruits. In addition, the hut is also suitable for the family to open a picnic