Cu Chi Tunnels open more night tours

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2024

Cu Chi Tunnels plan to open more night tours after having attracted many tourists since starting night tours in March.

Cu Chi Tunnels has opened more night tours after having attracted many tourists since starting night tours in March.

Nguyen Minh Tam, deputy director of Cu Chi Tunnels Relic, said that the first three night tours in March had 350 visitors.

After receiving much positive feedback from visitors, the relic site will continue to open ticket sales for three more night tours in April.

Cu Chi Tunnels expects to welcome about 400 visitors for these tours.

According to Tam, the relic site will continue to keep track of customer feedback and may open more tours soon.

The night tour recreates the nightlife of the Cu Chi people in the liberated area during the anti-American resistance war, including activities such as digging tunnels, and milling and pounding rice in the paddy fields.

Through the tour, visitors will gain greater insights into the life and heroic spirit of the Cu Chi people during this period, as well as their role in the fight for both national liberation and unification.

The night tour in Cu Chi will take place from 6pm to 8.40pm at a price of VND399,000 (US$15.96) per person.

Representatives of the relic site said the tour targets domestic tourists. Currently, domestic tourists visit the tunnels mainly during the day, and the number of visitors is less than 50% of international visitors.

The tunnels welcome an average of 3,000 international visitors per day and about 1,000 domestic visitors.

Located some 70 kilometres from downtown HCM City, the tunnels served as living quarters and weapon stores for Vietnamese soldiers during wartime.

More than 120km out of the 250km of the tunnels' length have been preserved for tourism purposes.

In 2016, the historic site was recognised as a special national relic.

Despite repeated attempts by the enemy to destroy the tunnels, they survived and are now maintained as memorials by the Vietnamese Government.

The tunnel system runs in a zig-zag shape underground, with the main route branching out in multiple directions that connect in certain areas, depending on the terrain.

Some tunnels have structures that include two to three floors. Stairs between floors have trap doors that lead to secret vaults.

Most foreign travellers like the tours because they have opportunities to learn more about Vietnam’s history.

Viet Nam News

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