Vietnam War tunnels among world's 20 most amazing

By Hoang Phong   July 15, 2023 | 11:10 pm PT
Vietnam War tunnels among world's 20 most amazing
Foreign tourists watch a tour guide perform how to get through the entrances to Cu Chi Tunnels in HCMC. Photo by jwrach007
CNN has named the Cu Chi Tunnels, a symbol of Vietnamese resistance during the Vietnam War, in a list of the world’s 20 most amazing tunnels.

"Now a tourist attraction, this huge network of tunnels on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City was used as a base during the Vietnam War," CNN wrote.

Lying around 60 kilometers northwest of HCMC center, the Cu Chi Tunnels were used by Vietnamese soldiers as hiding spots and communications and supply routes during the war against the United States.

They were built in the late 1940s during the French occupation of Vietnam and underwent intense U.S. bombardment in the 1960s.

Western tourists have recently shared million-view videos on TikTok about how to get through the Cu Chi tunnels’ entrances covered with a secret wooden door and camouflage leaves.

A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels accompanied by an English-speaking guide costs from $20, including entry tickets and transportation.

The highlight of the tour is navigating through the maze of tunnels to learn how Vietnamese soldiers survived during the war and exploring specially constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms, storage, weapons factories, and field hospitals.

Other names on the list were the Smart Road Tunnel in Malaysia, Guoliang Tunnel in China, Seikan Tunnel in Japan and Greenwich Foot Tunnel in the U.K.

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