Ben Dinh Tunnels is a section of the famous tunnels used during the Vietnam War. Located around 50 kilometres north of Ho Chi Minh City, it is essentially a preserved network of tunnels where you will be able to get a good understanding of what life was like for the Viet Cong during the war. This is one section of the larger Chu Chi Tunnels network. It takes around an hour to drive from the city centre. Most people visit Ben Dinh Tunnels as part of a tour, and spend two to three hours learning about the life of the North Vietnamese and exploring a specially designed (and widened) section of the tunnels for yourself.
Accompanied by a guide, you will walk through the forest and be given extensive details about the place, which makes it easy for you to paint a picture of back in the days. Inside the complex you will find barracks, a nursery, sleeping quarters, meeting rooms and many more.
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You have the chance to see the original shape of the tunnels (roughly 50 centimetre wide by 30 centimetre high) and actually crouch through tunnels which have been made bigger for tourists (80cm wide by 1 meter high). These hot and humid tunnels will take you to three levels of the tunnel complex; namely at three, six and nine meter deep. All around the outside you will see replica booby traps used during the war, old army equipment and weaponry.
For visitors who like to shoot with real guns, you have the chance to buy bullets and shoot weapons, including an M16, a shotgun or a Rambo-style M30. The most convenient way to enjoy this popular section of the Chu Chi Tunnels is to book a tour, but you can reach Ben Dinh Tunnels by bus for VND 120.000 (US$ 5), private car VND 1.200.000 (US$ 50) or by rental motorbike. The entrance fee is VND 90.000 (US$ 4).
Ben Dinh Tunnels
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:00
- Location: Ấp Phú Hiệp, Phú Hiệp, Phú Mỹ Hưng, Củ Chi
- Tel: +84 8 3794 8830