Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an example of the intricate hiding system used by Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam war. Within the tunnels there are living quarters, kitchens, weapons storage and hospitals.

This was a really interesting visit, our tour guide was a Vietnamese man who served as an Allied forces communications specialist during the war. He did a great job explaining the tunnels and booby traps used by the Viet Cong.

Walking around you could hear gunfire from the gun range (you can fire common weapons from the Vietnam war) and this really added to the atmosphere and gave you a bit more of an idea of what it may have sounded like during the fighting.

We could not get over how small the tunnels are. The ones you are allowed to try to walk through have been doubled in size but were still too small for me to think about crawling through!

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