Cu Chi Cultural Minority Village
(65 km from Ho Chi Minh City) Located in the northwest of Ho Chi Minh, Cu Chi district is now famous around the world as the base for the Vietnamese operation known as the TET Offensive in 1968. There are more than 200 km of underground tunnels. The tunnel network provided sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals and social centers and are between 0.5 to 1 m wide, with just enough space for a person to walk along by bending or crawling. Nowadays a small part of the tunnels has been modified to accommodate visitors. Visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels provides a fascinating glimpse into the prolonged resistance war that the Vietnamese people endured, and also highlights the national characteristics of perseverance and ingenuity.