Ben Duoc Tunnels

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admission 65,000d
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Lonely Planet review

Many Vietnamese and the odd foreign visitor make it to the Ben Duoc tunnels . The tunnels here have been enlarged to accommodate tourists and feature a number of sights within the underground chambers themselves. The emphasis here is more on the fun fair rather than the history of the tunnels. Hence visitors can don guerrilla costumes and gear before scraping through the tunnels in order to feel like a ‘real’ VC soldier. Inside are bunkers, a hospital and a command centre that played a role in the 1968 Tet Offensive, and the set pieces include tables, chairs, beds, lights, and dummies outfitted in guerrilla gear (aside from your fellow tourists, that is). Although it’s amusing, it’s not exactly the way the real tunnels once looked – which were cramped and largely barren, more like those found at Ben Dinh.