Cu Chi Tunnels by Harris Baigrie

Cu Chi Tunnels are a complex of tunnels, over 200 km long and like a spiderweb; that the Viet Cong used in the Vietnam War to fight the US Army. I went there on a bus with my Dad and Patrick. The bus ride was about 1 1/2 hours long to get to Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City.

This is a diagram of the safest parts of the Cu Chi Tunnels.

This is a marker that the Viet Cong used to find secret entrances to the tunnels.

Going in!

Where am I?

Here I am in a 20 metre long tunnel. The tunnel is about 1 metre high now but when the Viet cong used the tunnels they were much smaller. Even Patrick had to stoop to fit in the tunnel.

The whole tunnel for tourists to crawl in is 100 metres long.

This is one of the 20+ booby traps that the Viet Cong used in the Vietnam War.

Here I am on top of a tank that the US Army owned that is on display.

My Cu Chi Tunnel experience was great. I recommend it to anyone who visits Ho Chi Minh City. I score it 9/10.



  • Simone Dullaway April 5, 2011

    Hi harris, cool report about the tunnels. It looked like it was really a tight squeeze down there. I liked the leaf markers they used to find the tunnels – did you learn to make one? Don’t be making any booby traps like those in my garden!
    Take care – I look forward to your next report.
    Love Auntie Simone

  • Glenn & Jacqui April 5, 2011

    Hi Harris, Great report it looks like you could have job in journalism after you finish your trip well maybe after you finish school.Our regards to the rest of your family ..Safe travels

  • Glenn & Jacqui April 5, 2011

    Hi Harris,Great report I can see having a career in journalism after your trip well maybe after you finish school .wow it sounds like you are on a trip of a life time.I will keep an eye out for you next report until then take care and give our regards to the rest of the family.. Cheers mate

  • Les Beckman April 9, 2011

    Hi Harris, just looking through your blog with your Nanny, she is visiting us in Surat this weekend. Les and Elizabeth

  • Arthur & Dana April 27, 2011

    Hi Guys, WOW Those tunnels look a bit scary, I don’t think I’d like to go down there It’d feel a bit cramped.Have any of you learned any Vietnamese words yet? You really are having a wonderful adventure,Aren’t you ? We look forward to hearing more. CARRY ON DOTS.

Leave a comment