"Cu Chi-tunnels" Cu Chi by kimmo_v

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Cu Chi was a major irritation to U.S. forces during the war.
More than 150 miles of tunnels were constructed over a 10 year period on three levels (some up to 23 feet deep), creating an underground complex for 16,000 guerilla fighters just 22 miles outside Saigon. It was originally constructed for the war against the French, then later used against the United States. Initially the U.S. military sent in troops, but quickly realized it was a death trap to any American going in. Later the U.S. tried to bomb it out of existence, but these actions were quickly discovered to be futile against the well constructed tunnels. There are bomb craters all over up above which stand testament to the B-52s vain attempts.

We were highly impressed after visiting that complex, and will recommend it as a absolute must see in Viet Nam.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Incredible underground architecture
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:If you miss this, you will regret it.
  • Last visit to Cu Chi: Jul 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 2, 2003
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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2006 at 3:23 AM

    The cu chi tunnels are really interesting and small, not easy to squeeze in :)

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2004 at 7:35 PM

    Cool, did you try squeezing in the original tunnel? I was covered with red dust after I tried it.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 9:34 PM

    Fascinating tips here !! Thanks :-)

  • travelinxs's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2003 at 1:54 PM

    Terve Kimmo - Great Page! Hope there's more to come. Please let me know; I'd like to find out more for a visit next year. Cheers.

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