Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels



Cu Chi Tunnels including many nooks designed just fight, just lurks, just connecting tunnel to the other tunnel into a continuous system are calculated in a scientific way
 When it comes to tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City, one can not ignore the Cu Chi Tunnels in Phu My Hung Commune, Cu Chi District. This is a defense system built in the ground during the Indochina War and the Vietnam War. Tunnel system, including the clinic, many in the room, kitchen, storage, workroom, system of underground tunnels. The entire tunnel system long about 200km and ventilation systems in the bush. In 1968, the tunnel was used to attack Saigon during the campaign to liberate the South.

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Cu Chi Tunnels diagrams

       Cu Chi Tunnel including many nooks designed just fight, just lurks, just connecting tunnel to the other tunnel into a continuous system are calculated in a scientific way. There are cut short, parallel segments, with the intersection, on the stage, under the ders, winding extends over 100km.

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Traffic in the Cu Chi Tunnels

         The which sees the crossing or near the tunnel entrance, narrowing tunnel, sometimes to crawled or creep into the mouth tunnel. The entrance of the tunnel is a special structure, highly sophisticated, often confused in the bush, termite mounds, the size is just enough to get into a 30cm x 40cm. Hatch covers are 10cm thick piece of wood, covered with a layer of fresh grass, just tunnel mouth. At the door to the tunnel, sometimes anti-trap, the crossing planks, placed under planting booby traps. When a stranger intrusion, immediately fell down traps.


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        Tunnels in Phu My Hung divided into 3 zones: Zone center for senior officers. Right Zone of workroom and meeting rooms. The area to the left, which was garrisoned by the Vinh Quang battalion (defensive team). Each tunnel spaced 50 to 70 meters, about the size of a square from 3 m to 3.5 m.


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Meeting room in the Cu Chi Tunnel

        Tunnel roof is made of concrete sand, have lids. In the tunnel, the two walls are load-bearing tree-shaped platform A. Tunnel opening connecting tunnels often have a point guard.

        Some images of the Cu Chi Tunnels:


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Tunnel mouth - the entrance to the Cu Chi tunnels


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Rolling trap in the Cu Chi Tunnel

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Traffic in the Cu Chi tunnels


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