|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.40|
|Pack of cigarettes||$1.04|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.50|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.14|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$487.50|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$7.08|
There are many reasons for you to pack-up your things and travel to Vietnam for a good vacation. Vietnam may not be in many people’s number one list of places to go. However, for those who have been to the country, the prospect of coming all over again is always a high possibility. This is because Vietnam offers a lot of breathtaking landscape for tourists. The country is proud to have many places which have been declared world heritage sites. How about spending your holiday in the country and book cheap flights to Cu Chi?
Situated in Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is a suburban district where the Cû Chi tunnels are located. This tunnel was built at the time of the Vietnam War and was utilized as a Viet Cong headquarter. Visiting the district will be an educational experience. Today, this area has grown to be an industrial zone.
The most prominent tourist attraction of Cu Chi is the Cû Chi Tunnel which played a huge part in the Vietnamese history. This is situated northwest of Ho Chi Minh City about 45 miles away. Here, you will be able to experience and see for yourself the intricate underground system which stretches over 75 miles. The tunnel was utilized during the war as barracks and served to house medical facilities. This also provided space for storage and classrooms. Visiting the tunnel is like going back in time during the war. Individuals who are claustrophobic are often not advised to get into the tunnel. While visiting the tunnel, you can also try to fire AK47s and other firearms like the M16 and M60s. The price of firing ammunition maybe expensive but it is often worth the experience. Visitors are advised to wear protective earpieces because of the loud sound which are produced during firing.
If you want to save some money while in the area, consider taking the public transportation. Bus travel is always cheap in Vietnam. Alternatively, you can also take the train which is also less expensive than hiring a taxi or a car.
Staying in Cu Chi will allow you to enjoy the area without having to rush. There are hotels in Cu Chi which offer various price ranges. Budget conscious travelers may want to try inexpensive hostels which often start at $6. There are also more expensive hotels and resorts which allow you to enjoy better amenities. Book cheap flights to Cu Chi and experience a look back at history.