Located at the threshold of Saigon and adjacent to the revolutionary base, Cu Chi played an important role in the two wars of resistance against the old and new colonial powers. Caodaism is an mixture of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism, and Confucianism.
What to Expect
In the morning, you will visit the Great Temple of Caodaism in Tay Ninh about 100 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. Built on nine levels that represent the nine steps to heaven, you will see a prayer session at noon. Caodaism is a Vietnamese religion with a philosophy based on Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Christianity. Its tenets include believing in one God, the existence of the soul, and the ability to communicate with the spiritual world. You will then have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, stop for about 2-hours to visit Ben Dinh Tunnel, a section of the 200 kilometer long Cu Chi Tunnel network built over 2 decades ago and used as an army base during the Vietnam War. You will be amazed at the underground stories of the tunnels including trapdoors, living areas, storage rooms, weapon factories, field hospitals, kitchens, command centers and more. Have the opportunity to fire a M-16, AK-47, and carbine rifle. Finish with Cao Dai Great Temple and return back to Ho Chi Minh City at around 6:00 to 7:00pm.
- Transfer and transportation vehicle with air-conditioning
- Lunch at local restaurant
- English- speaking guide (other languages are available upon request)
- Sightseeing as specified including permission and entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Tips for tour guide/ driver
- Travel insurance
- Personal Expenses