Hello folk I am back with Cu Chi Tunnels & Museum Tour – Vietnam guide. Here i am going to tell you about the famous Cu Chi tunnels of Vietnam. So lets go and explore more about Cu Chi tunnels of Vietnam.
What to visit?
- Cu Chi Tunnels
- Egg paintings museum
- drink snake wine
- Bag pack street
Cu Chi Tunnels
The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped to counter the growing American military effort.
How to reach: If you are staying in Ho chi min city you have to take a private taxi to reach Cu Chi tunnels because its little away from the city. One can book bus tour or taxi tour according their budget. One can reach by public transport also but its very hard for first time traveller. So I will recommend a bus tour. Bus tour is easily available every where in the city and it is pocket friendly also.
I personally booked a private taxi tour, its little costly but comfortable. You can try if you have budget but bus tour is also comfortable with compact budget. Before reaching the cu Chi tunnels all tour services either bus or taxi take you to Egg paintings Museum. This is an art form of Vietnam to make painting with egg shells.
Egg Paintings Museum
The egg painting museum has nice collections of art pieces which is made by egg’s shells. But it is over price and can be very costly for normal travellers. So its up you if you want to buy some ancient Vietnam art then its fine, other wise you can have a look inside can click pics and can walk out, they don’t force to buy any stuff.
After the egg art museum tour takes to the Cu Chi tunnels. Many tours have ticket cost includes in the package but if your ticket is not included in your package you have to buy ticket to enter inside the Cu Chi tunnels and museums.
Cu Chi tunnels and museums.
After buying the tickets one can enter inside the tunnels threw museum in the way. After seeing the museum you finally reach to tunnel’s forest.
One can get inside the tunnels but till limited extend. Museum staff guides you very well and shows the way out if you are lost in the tunnels. It is huge forest full of tunnels every where.
After enjoying the tunnels, which you with in one hour one can enjoy real shooting on the spot.
Cu Chi tunnels have real shooting range in the compound. One can enjoy many guns like AK-47, SLR and many on chargeable basis. This can be the wonderful movement for many, holding an AK-47 and firing it lively is not a common task for everyone. You can boast about it among your friends after your tour. It is a must try thing if you are visiting Cu Chi tunnels.
Drink Snake Wine
Don’t forget to taste the Snake whine while you are in Cu Chi tunnels. Be ware of fake wine they sell fake one also. If you want to taste real snake wine it is better to ask your tour guide, He or she may lead you to an authentic shop of snake wine.
Phạm Ngũ Lão street is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, Vietnam. It was named after Phạm Ngũ Lão, the national hero. The intersection of Phạm Ngũ Lão and Đề Thám streets are referred to as the backpacker district of Saigon. This area is frequented by Ho Chi Minh city locals and tourist who flock to the area markets to buy cheap clothes, DVDs, souvenirs, and war memorabilia.
The many bars and cafes in this district are conveniently located near Saigon’s city centre. In the Vietnamese language, this area is called “khu Tay ba lo”. The Phạm Ngũ Lão area is known for its affordable guest houses and mini-hotels as well as the availability of tourist agencies which primarily cater to budget tourists, similar to Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.
How to reach? Cu Chi Tunnels & Museum Tour – Vietnam
The best way to reach Vietnam from India is by taking a flight from Bangalore. The distance between India and Vietnam is roughly 3194 kilometres (1,985 miles) and your flight time is about 4 hours. With more than 300 flights a week connecting the two nations, you will find it most convenient to head over to Vietnam from Bangalore. However, you can also fly from other major cities, like Delhi, Cochin, Hyderabad, Amritsar and Thiruvananthapuram. There are three international airports in Vietnam and you can choose your port of arrival depending on which part of the country interests you the most. You can fly in either to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi to the north, Tan Son Nhat International Airport at Ho Chi Minh City to the south or Da Nang International Airport at Da Nang in the centre.
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