CUCHI TUNNEL – A GUERRILLA FIGHTING STORY
Cu Chi is an area about 40 km Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam. The Cu Chi Tunnels are an elaborate underground community made up of 250 km of tunnels and chambers below the ground which was rice paddy fields, villages, rubber plantation and forest. This is a legend in the war time during the 1960’s when they played a vital part allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Saigon City, in an effort to attack the head of Southern government.
Cuchi Tunnel is an example of guerrilla fighting technique as Communist guerrilla troops should find ways to combat better-supplied American and South Vietnamese. Soldiers used these underground routes to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety.
Cuchi tunnel then is a must-do tour for any who gets a real Vietnam discovery.