Mind the spikes: Exploring Vietnam's underground war tunnels

Mind the spikes: Exploring Vietnam's underground war tunnels

Newshub explores Vietnam's legendary preserved tunnel network, home to the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

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Explore the preserved tunnel network that became legendary during the Vietnam War and shoot AK-47s, M-16 and M-30 weapons on a firing range.

Take a 75-minute water taxi up the Saigon River from Ho Chi Minh City to the rural Cu Chi District.

There are 250 kilometres of tunnels that were home to the Viet Cong during the war. Three-storeys deep, the tunnels include trapdoors, living areas, weapons factories, field hospitals and kitchens.

According to BBC journalists Tom Mangold and John Penyctae, it was "the most bombed, shelled, gassed, defoliated and generally devastated area in the history of warfare".

It's on the top five list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.

I would recommend you leave early, 7am from Ho Chi Minh City, take insect repellent and a change of clothes, as well as some money if you want to fire the weapons on the range.

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