Ben Dinh Tunnels

Ben Dinh Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Dinh Tunnels
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada3,896 contributions
What a disappointment! Over rated!
Dec 2019
What a waste of time took 2 hours to get there and almost 3 and a half to get back to Saigon. We might have been on site for 2 hours at the very most. To just see the odd replicas. There were about 5 main things they showed us. They have done a good job on the replicas of the in ground traps displays.
You will spend more time at the gift shop/restaurant/gun range than actually seeing anything. Who ever thought it would be a good location was a gun range thought wrong. It feels like you are sitting in the middle of a war zone while trying to eat or shop. If you are trying to listen to someone talk you can not hear anyone over the firing of the guns. Plus they do not give you ear plugs or anything.

There is so many tour groups there all trying to huddle around the same small thing and talk at the same time that you have no idea what you are listening too and you are lucky if you can even see what they are talking about! Save your time & money. Or spend a bit more and don’t sign up for a group tour out of Saigon. Saigon has so many better things to offer.

We chatted with one of my spouse uncles who had just been there and he said our guide didn’t take us to even half of the stuff they saw. So maybe it was just our guide. here is also 2 different sites you can visit. So he might have went to that one.
Written May 26, 2020
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UV1951
Karmiel, Israel705 contributions
the Cu Chi Tunnel
Feb 2020
If you want to see how life was at the 1973 war between the Viet Kong to US army = you welcome to visit this place - almost 2 hours from Saigon.
Written March 10, 2020
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Anna
Berlin, Germany134 contributions
Must see, interesting half day activity
Dec 2019
Great and vast site with a lot of interesting attractions to see - of course this depends on the tour guide but to fully understand the sites I would highly recommend a guide. Beware the actual tunnels you can go in are very small. The good thing is there is an exit very 20m, so you do not need to get down there for 100m if you don’t feel well. Still an interesting experience and for me the most relevant thing was the aspects you can learn from the guided tour anyway.
We left from Saigon in the morning by bus and returned to the city around 2pm, so a nice half-day activity I would recommend for everyone who visits Saigon for the first time.
Written December 10, 2019
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Tremblant110
Ottawa, Canada163 contributions
Rated higher than should be
Nov 2019
Interesting site to see but value is questionable. Long bus ride and lots of tourists. Tunnels difficult to see as very small. Would be enhanced with cut aways of actual tunnels.
Written November 22, 2019
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Yo Giacomo
Dana Point, CA2,769 contributions
Excellent
Nov 2019 • Friends
It is somewhat dependent on the quality of your guide, but it’s worth it no matter what. 16,000 soldiers fought and died here and their story needs to be told.
Written November 14, 2019
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orin o
Fort Myers, FL727 contributions
A Piece Od History Here
Aug 2019
Worth a visit from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). About 2 hours by bus from Saigon. We had a good guide from Vine Travel near Bui Vien Street.
Written September 8, 2019
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Merle J
Cape Town Central, South Africa28 contributions
Informative! Worthwhile!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Shows ingenuity of the local people. Was impressed by the intelligence and tenacity in times of strife.
Very informative guide who also brought light-hearted moments to an excursion which can be somber.
Written July 19, 2019
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StarTraveller25
Singapore, Singapore118 contributions
these are not the original tunnels, original are ben duoc
Jun 2019 • Couples
these are not the original tunnels, original are ben duoc tunnels. ben dinh was later made for tourists only. these were not used in the war
Written July 1, 2019
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jpgrygus
Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
Great day out
Jun 2019 • Family
Real highlight of the Vietnam trip. There are two locations of the cu chi tunnels....I chose the one at Binh Dinh, but both locations offer similar experiences.
I went in summer and the temperature down in the tunnels must've been 40 degrees Celsius…..with 100% humidity.
The whole place is one big communist propaganda show. Take everything they say with a pinch of salt. Some of the guides were friendly, some were total A-holes. Shooting range was great. Son and I chose to shoot Ak's. However, the price of 600,000 VND for 10 bullets was a bit steep. And the commies running the shooting range look as though they'd rather be off using the guns to fight a revolution than catering to tourists. Don't even think of asking for a photo of you holding the firearm...even without bullets.
Tip: dont buy any souvenir at cu chi, or anywere else for that matter, that remortely looks like a bullet (key ring, lighter etc). On our departure from Saigon Airport we were held up by security because x-ray discovered these souvenirs and confiscated them...and they were in our CHECKED IN luggage.....my guess is they confiscate the souvenirs and ship them back to Cu Chi to be sold to unsuspecting tourists over again....and the cycle continues.
Written June 24, 2019
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DaycareDi
Moama, Australia64 contributions
WOW
May 2019 • Friends
Although the day we went it was terribly hot, it gave us another feeling of how the poor people would of felt in this place. It is tastfully set up in a way for you to get a good experience. well worth a visit while in Vietnam.
Written May 27, 2019
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