This morning, you drive to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which is located about 70km northwest of Saigon. The tunnels were part of an underground network, which stretched for over 200km, became legendary during the 1960's. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the Vietnam War must have been like. Drive back the city.
You explore city’s grand boulevards, visiting the Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Now, this building is a museum and venue for Government official receptions. Inside you can visit the President’s room. Nearby is the Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 – 1883 and is one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, the Cathedral is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. The rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the Ben Thanh Market.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City