Vietnam – Tunnels Kuti

Tunnels received owl name Thanks to a small village of Kuti, which today is part of the Ho Chi Minh Municipality. The tunnels were widely known during the Vietnamese War, becoming a refuge for local partisans. Today, there is little in the vicinity of the village of Kuti, which is still half a century ago, fierce battles were walking in this place, however, leaving underground, tourists will be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of military years.

Construction of tunnels began at the end of the 40s last century and lasted 25 years. The network of tunnels allowed a vehicle during the war to ensure control over a large rural area, which was located only 30 km from Saigon (the old name of Ho Chi Minhina), occupied by the enemy. In the 60s, the underground communications system extended from the Vietnamese-Cambodian border to Saigon. According to the estimates of modern researchers, only 250 km of tunnels were sent in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKuti.

Organization and structure of tunnels

To date, about 200 km of tunnels have been preserved. The scheme of underground strokes is the main axis having a whole system of branches that are connected to underground shelters, as well as inputs to other tunnels. In addition to countless inputs and outputs, the underground system has many rooms. So, underground there were various warehouses, armory workshops, field hospitals, power plants, meeting rooms, the center for the management of paramilitary brigades, as well as the rooms where the partisans rested and fed. The branched underground network gave the opportunity to partisans to apply unexpected strikes by the enemy’s forces, and then disappear without a trace. The tunnels are laid at a depth of 3-4 m and able to withstand a powerful tank and the entry of a light gun.

Vietnam - Tunnels Kuti

The width of underground strokes ranges from 50 cm to 1 m, and allows you to pass a person having a thin physique. Nowadays, after the individual sections of the tunnel system were turned into a tourist object, underground moves, for which the excursion route was laid, were specially expanded to ensure comfortable movement of visitors.

To visit organized tourist groups today, only 2 parts of Kutyn tunnels are equipped. The first section is located in the village of Bendil, and the second is near the village of Golod. Having passed on the underground paths, tourists will be able to learn how Vietnamese partisans lived and even imagine themselves as one of them. Visitors to tunnels also receive a unique opportunity to shoot from the AK-47 machine and M-16 rifles.

Despite the fact that the real tunnel system of Kuti is actually not closed to visit tourists, getting to it is very difficult, so travelers visit these dungeons extremely rarely.

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