The town of Cu Chi, approximately 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City , has now become a district of greater HCMC and been known as the best site for a massive supply base where the VC mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. And Cu Chi Tunnels network represents the will, the intelligence and the pride of Cu Chi people as well as symbolizes the revolutionary heroism of Vietnam. With such glory history, Cu Chi has officially been cited as "Vietnam's land of steel and bastion of bronze".
The upper soil layer is between 3 to 4 m thick and can support the weight of a 50-ton tank and the damage of light cannons and bombs. The underground network provided sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals, and other social rooms. Today visitors can watch the movie of the war time, have time to inspect the tunnel site, visit the gates, traps, underground hospitals, worships, dine on steamed manioc, pressed rice with sesame and salt and have better understanding how life is going under the ground