During the Vietnam War from 1967, Củ Chi Base Camp served as a base for the 269th Aviation Battalion of the United States Army.
It is famous for its Củ Chi tunnels, which were constructed during the Vietnam War, and served as headquarters for the Viet Cong. Today, the district has many industrial zones.
As of 2010, the district had a population of 355,822. It covers an area of 435 km². The district capital lies in Củ Chi-Town.
The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country.