Exploring the underground network of the Cu Chi tunnels, used by the Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat. The tunnels were the base for the Viet Cong soldiers during the American/Vietnam war, and a place they could safely find shelter during bomb raids. These tunnels also served as communications and supply routes, hospitals, and living quarters for the North Vietnamese fighters. Most of their days were spent inside the tunnels, only coming out at night to scavenge for supplies, tend their crops, or engage the enemy in battle. During heavy US bombing, they would be forced to spend several consecutive days underground at a time. Although many tunnels have been renovated for tourism purposes and for westerners to fit thru and tour, this is an original size tunnel which Ellen barely fit in. Our tour guide mentioned every Vientames solider was roughly 5'6" and no more than 130 pounds.