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Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnels a top underground destination

The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post  has listed the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City among the top seven tunnel tours in the world.

Lying around 70 kilometers northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi Tunnels are an enduring symbol of Vietnamese resistance and bravery during the Vietnam War.

The complex of tunnels is now a global landmark that receives millions of visitors ever year.

The 250-kilometer-long complex was built in the late 1940s and underwent intense bombardment by the Americans in the 1960s.

Today, the tunnels are preserved as a war memorial, attracting tourists from all over the world, curious to see what underground life was at that time.

Last year, the Cu Chi Tunnels came in 8th among the top 25 Asian landmarks voted for by TripAdvisor travelers.

The American news site CNN had earlier listed it as one of the world's top underground tourist attractions.