Cu Chi Tunnels site seeks world heritage status

(VOVWORLD) - The HCM City People’s Committee has recently asked the Ministry of Defence to consider developing a profile for Cu Chi Tunnels and submit it to UNESCO for approval as a world heritage site. 
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Cu Chi Tunnels site has attracted many local and international tourists over the years. (Photo courtesy of

Vice chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Van Liem said the area in outlying Cu Chi District is a valuable historical and cultural site that reflects outstanding military and scientific achievement. He said it was important to have the Ministry of Defence’s opinion about the plan. Meaningful relationships among soldiers, and between soldiers and locals during wartime, are inspirational and make up Cu Chi Tunnels' intangible values, he said. The Cu Chi Tunnels site is one of the most attractive tourism attractions in the South. It has outstanding global value, integrity and authenticity in accordance with UNESCO’s requirements. It has also met the first, fourth and fifth criterion of UNESCO’s criteria for selection as a world heritage site.