Vietnam is indeed a beautiful country that has become a famous tourist’s destination especially because of its historical importance. The Cu Chi tunnels in the city of Saigon in Vietnam holds one of the biggest networks of underground tunnels that spread across almost the whole of Vietnam. Within the Cu Chi tunnels many military activities like campaigns and operations were held throughout the period of the Vietnam War. It was the base of Operations of Viet Cong for the Tet Offensive in the year 1968. It gives a very strange feeling inside the small tunnels as to how hard life used to be for the war victims during that time.
A Cu Chi tunnel were the hiding spots of Viet Cong Guerillas during combat and was the only place of living and safety for combat fighters where food, weapons, first aid and other essentials were supplied. Life in the tunnels was extremely difficult for the Viet Cong with many scarcities like air, water, food and safety. Also the tunnel was filled with many dangerous insects and centipedes which was another fact to be aware of when inside the channel. Mostly the guerrillas spent their day in the tunnels resting and working so they could come out in the night and get their necessary supplies and get ready for a battle with the enemies. The combat fighters stay underground for days at some instances when there are heavy bombings happening. Life was never easy for the fighters they had to fight through malaria which was a swift spreading disease at that time and the second cause of death among people apart from the battle wounds.
After the war, the 121 kilometers long tunnel of Cu Chi was preserved and was converted into a war memorial park by the state of Vietnam. The tunnels are a very popular destination and you too should visit them and enjoy the surrounding while you are on your Vietnam visit. Your vacation would be more exciting if you choose a Vietnam Hotel like Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa for your stay which would give you the privilege of luxury comforts and a chance of visiting many other famous attractions in the country. It is certainly a great Resort in Mui Ne.