Củ Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

The Củ Chi tunnel network became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area only 30km to 40km from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City since 1976). At its peak the tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border; in the district of Cu Chi alone more than 250km of tunnels honeycomb the ground. The network, parts of which were several storeys deep, included countless trapdoors, constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens.

American M41 tank destroyed during the Vietnam War (Ben Dinh, Cu Chi Tunnels)

American M41 Tank destroyed during the Vietnam War (Ben Dinh, Cu Chi Tunnels)

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Photos and Videos of Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam

Kế hoạch của các điểm tham quan của Củ Chi đào hang ở Bến Đình, Việt Nam

The Plan of the Visiting Points of Củ Chi Tunnels in Ben Dinh, Vietnam

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Fotos und Videos von den Cu Chi Tunnel in Vietnam

Passerella per il tunnel di Cu Chi (Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

Walkway to the Cu Chi Tunnel (Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

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Photos et Vidéos des Tunnels de Cu Chi au Vietnam


Tourist in the Cu Chi Tunnel (Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

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The tunnels facilitated communication and coordination between the Viet Cong controlled enclaves, isolated from each other by South Vietnamese and American land and air operations. They also allowed the Viet Cong to mount surprise attacks wherever the tunnels went – even within the perimeters of the US military base at Dong Du – and to disappear suddenly into hidden trapdoors without a trace. After ground operations against the tunnels claimed large numbers of US casualties and proved ineffective, the Americans resorted to massive firepower, eventually turning Cu Chi’s 420 sq km into what BBC journalists Tom Mangold and John Penycate, authors of The Tunnels of Cu Chi, have called ‘the most bombed, shelled, gassed, defoliated and generally devastated area in the history of warfare’.


Uniformed Führung Gebraucht Bambuspfosten, zum der Auslösung der Vietcong Fallen zu demonstrieren (Củ Chi Tunnel, Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

Uniformed Guidance use Bamboo Post to demonstrate the Deployment of the Viet Cong Traps (Củ Chi Tunnel, Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

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Hình ảnh và Video của các đạo Củ Chi ở Việt Nam

नियम घन ची सुरंग का दौरा करने के (बेन दीन्ह, वियतनाम)

The Rules to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ben Dinh, Vietnam

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Fotos y Videos de los Túneles de Cu Chi en Vietnam


Viet Cong dolls making ammunition in Ben Dinh (Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam)

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Фотографии и видео туннели Ку Чи во Вьетнаме

Lubang-Lubang udara di dalam terowong Cu Chi (Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

Air Holes in the Cu Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

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Gambar dan video daripada Terowong Cu Chi di Vietnam

тир с АК47 или М16 (Кучи тоннель, Бен Динь, Вьетнам)

Shooting with an AK 47 or M16 (Cu Chi Tunnels, Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

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Địa đạo Củ Chi tại Bến Din, Việt Nam

Cu Chi Tunnels in Ben Dinh, Vietnam

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तस्वीरें और वियतनाम में घन ची सुरंगों के वीडियो

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1 comment to Củ Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh, Vietnam)

  • […] Figure 4. This diagram illustrates a multi-level Viet Cong tunnel complex used for living quarters and fighting. Based on displays at Vietnam Memorial at Ben Dinh near Saigon. Wikipedia – “The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong‘s base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped to counter the growing American military effort. American soldiers used the term ‘Black Echo’ to describe the conditions within the tunnels. For the Viet Cong, life in the tunnels was difficult. Air, food and water were scarce and the tunnels were infested with ants, poisonous centipedes, scorpions, spiders and vermin. Most of the time, soldiers would spend the day in the tunnels working or resting and come out only at night to scavenge for supplies, tend their crops, or engage the enemy in battle. Sometimes, during periods of heavy bombing or American troop movement, they would be forced to remain underground for many days at a time. Sickness was rampant among the people living in the tunnels, especially malaria, which was the second largest cause of death next to battle wounds. …” Wikipedia HISTORY (Video) Washington Post – The Cu Chi Tunnels: Vietnam’s Deep, Dark Past Củ Chi Tunnels – Photos and Videos of the Viet Cong Tunnels (Video) […]

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