Located in the transition region in Southern Vietnam. Cu Chi houses one of the most famous historical sites called Cu Chi Tunnels built during Vietnam War. Currently the Cu Chi tunnels are preserved in two areas: Ben Duoc in Phu My Hung and Ben Dinh in Nhuan Duc. At war, Cu Chi tunnels played an important role in the victory of Vietnam. Nowadays, the famous historical place becomes an interesting tourism destination attracting both Vietnamese and foreigners. So why not get on wheels with Saigon riders and riding to one of the most popular destination nearby Sai Gon in Cu Chi tour motorbike!
Best transportation to travel Cu Chi tunnels
When travelling to Ho Chi Minh City, don’t miss Cu Chi Tunnels, you can choose from three different options: ride on a motorcycle, taking a private car, or be on a social adventure by shared minivan. If you really want to enjoy a perfect adventure, Cu Chi motorbike tour is the best choice. The rental motorbike service is popular so you can easily hire one for your trip.
Best time to explore Cu Chi tunnel.
While Cu Chi boasts a beautiful countryside with rice fields, fresh atmosphere and spectacular landscape, Cu Chi Tunnels are about 200 km long built by Vietnamese soldiers during Vietnam War. The best time to partake Cu Chi tour motorbike tour by motorbike is dry season in the Southern of Vietnam, when the weather and climate are perfect for any outdoor activities. In the tunnels, travelers will spend memorable minutes exploring the vast underground complex which used to be a stronghold of thousands of soldiers. It’s a legendary tunnel of war. You should start your trip at 6 AM. It takes about 2-3 hour from Ho Chi Minh City center and end at 2:30 PM or 6:30 PM. Let’s remember about your safety and wear helmet when on a motorbike.
Structure of the tunnels
Ben Duoc and Ben Dinh are located in network of tunnels used in war times as bunkers, soldier’s quarters, traps and bases. In the tunnels, there is a vent system hidden under the bushes which prevented the power of bombs of American Army. Cu Chi Tunnel proves the perseverance, intelligence, pride of the people of Cu Chi. Travelers can see directly by your eyes Hoang Cam kitchen. Currently, there are only a few tunnels with extended ones that are opened to visitors to sightsee by easing traveling. Under the tunnels, the lights are turn on with stairs to go to underground.
Visitors will experience memorable moments exploring Cu Chi tunnels when weaving through tunnels step by step, sometimes you have to crawl slowly. The underground city is presented to you with dormitory rooms, meeting rooms, hospitals, school rooms, etc lively reconstructed in poor living but creative of Vietnamese people. You can visit the yard where took explosives, pieces of bombs to product these weapons, firing M-16, AK-47 and carbine rifle. Having typical foods in meal of soldiers called boiled cassava, a sesame cup in the heart of the continent and you will learn more how hard it was to live without sunlight, lack of foods, water and clothes.
Food in Cu Chi
Cu Chi is well-known not only historical site but also cuisine, which is best known for beef. Don’t forget to enjoy this food in Vinh Xuan Heifer Restaurant at 22 Highway. Only from 5.000-15.000VND, you will enjoy the famous drink of Cu Chi called durian – sugarcane mix and delicious dish- steamed coconut mix with cassava.
One food is attractive to customer is pork knuckle noodle soup. Green jack fruit mix meat is special food at this countryside. The taste is mixed by sweet, sour and spicy together. The plenty of foods in Cu Chi motorbike tour also show through the grilled Arapaima gigas fish which is typical for this river area. Let’s try them alls.
Budget for Cu Chi Trip
The normal total private Cu Chi Tunnels motorbike tour is 80-85 USD including guide, motorbike, meals if you buy trip through tourism agency. If a group or person visits the tunnels by yourself, you will save money and be free during your trip. A visit by motorbike to the famous Cu Chi tunnels tops off a highly enjoyable day of adventure and provides some historical context to much of what you will experience in your time in Vietnam. Good a nice trip!
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