Welcome back guys! This is my second day in Ho Chi Minh City and I'll explore one of famous place in this city, Cu Chi Tunnel. I stay in 96 Bui Vien Guest House which located in Bui Vien Street. From this street, I go to BEN CV 23/9 Bus Terminal which located Le lai Street, near Bui Vien Street. From this terminal, take bus number 13 to Cu Chi Tunnel Bus Terminal. The fare of this bus is around VND 7000.
The trip to Cu Chi Tunnel bus terminal need I hour and arriving there, continue to Cu Ci Tunnels (Ben Duoc Tunnels) by bus number 79 with fare around VND 6000. This trip need 45 minutes to arrive in Cu Chi Tunnel. Meanwhile, enjoy the journey by see view from bus' window. I can see villages typical of Vietnamese and field. Very beautiful. After 45 minutes trip, I see direction to Cu Chi Tunnel. Stop there and welcome to Cu Chi Tunnel.
Before go inside, I buy entrance fee VND 70.000, this price is include tour guide. From the ticket box to the entrance gate still need to walk to the forest around 15 minutes. Arriving at entrance to the tunnel, follow the direction and I'm arrived at meeting point. In this meeting point, I'm waiting for the others members. After that, I go to audio visual building for watching documentary movie about this tunnel. The guide show me where is the entrance of this tunnes and it's invisible, guys! I really can't see the entrance. When the guide pull the door, there is small hole which become the entrance and everyone go inside one by one.
This entrance size around 30 cm x 30 cm and has length around 200 km. I explored it by crawl on hands and knees very slowly. This tunnel was used for Vietcong (Vietnamese Soldier) to hide from American soldier in 1957 - 1975. Inside this tunnel, they can do normal activity such as cooking, sewing, meeting, sleeping and also there is hospital.
Also, they put trap for American soldier so they could fall and strike hard to pointed bamboo. Until this time, smoe trap still active and Vietnamese Soldier try to domesticate the trap.
This tunnel was created only by using mattock, so I could imagine how hard their life at the past time in this place. Life in small hole, minimum oxygen and of course dark.
Now, Cu Chi Tunnel is become one of important historical site in Vietnam which is very beautiful and interesting to explore. So, when you guys visit Vietnam, don't forget to explore this place.
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