Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels

Trip length: 1 day Places to visit: Ho Chi Minh City,

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1 day
Style
City break, Classic tours,
Price from
US$38

The Great Cao Dai Temple is considered one of the stunning architecture designs in South-east Asia. It is the center of Caodaism, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. Then combining with a visit to Cu Chi tunnels to discover one of the world’s bizarre tunnel systems.

What to expect

  • Visit the Cao Dai Holy See (Cao Dai Great Temple), join the noon ceremony held by the Cao Dai followers
  • Explore the underground networks of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Taste the steamed tapioca root
  • Opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range

ITINERARY

Join a noon Mass at Cao Dai Temple

8.00 Pick up at your hotel in HCMC, depart to Tay Ninh, Cao Dai temple – center of Caodaism, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Stroll around the Cao Dai temple, one of the impressive architectural structures in South-East Asia. At its entrance is the Left Eye of God, which is the Cao Dai religion’s symbol.

You then attend the midday ceremony organized by the Cao Dai followers to learn about the religious rituals. The followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Explore the bizarre tunnel systems of Cu Chi.

After lunch, leave for Cu Chi Tunnels. Be introduced to a short video which is also an overview of the Cu Chi’s history and Vietnamese endurance.

Start discovering Cu Chi on displaying are various man-traps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters, some permitted areas of the tunnel system, which is seen as an underground village in Cu Chi. There are field hospitals, weapon factories, kitchen, command centers, storage facilities, and trap doors. This system was made by hand, which proved the Vietnamese’s intelligence and creativity in the war.

Enjoy tasting the steamed tapioca root and sip tangy tea which is the main food in of Vietcong during the war in Cu Chi.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City, end the trip at your hotel around 18.00.

TOUR PRICE

GROUP TOUR (Seat in coach)
Cao Dai temple & Cu Chi tunnels full day.
$30

PRIVATE TOUR prices quoted in USD per person in private group.

No of travelers 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 pax up
Price in USD/person $75 $58 $45 $38

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Tour inclusive

  • Car transportation as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Mineral water

Tour exclusive

  • Drinks and other not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance,
  • Tips & personal expenses

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