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W03: CAO DAI TEMPLE - CU CHI TUNNELS (full day)

W03: CAO DAI TEMPLE - CU CHI TUNNELS (full day)

Ho Chi Minh City

The Cu Chi tunnels are a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam. It is the legendary about a ...

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The Cu Chi tunnels and CaoDai Temple are a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam. It is the legendary about a complex handmade system of over 250 km tunnels where you can find a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the Vietnam war , the conditions Vietnamese guerrillas lived in, the hardships they faced and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain survival and fighting. Today the remaining tunnels have been restored and opened as a poignant and fascinating reminder.

The Great Temple or Holy See is the center of the intriguing Cao Dai sect. Cao Dai is a syncretic Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism. 

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Firstly, Escape from HCM city centre, passing through the peacefully rural rice paddy scenery and rubber farms along the road to reach Cu chi Tunnel. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens which highlight the dedication and ingenuity of Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. The remnants show her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. It’s hard to imagine the destruction, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The site is a startling contrast to today’s Vietnam, a fast-developing.

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The tour continue to Tay Ninh, a province border to visit The Great Cao Dai Temple holy See, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of Asia, a place of pilgrimage for quite a few South Vietnamese people and for those who are interested in Caodaism – this is a unique religion that you might never expect to encounter. In time for it noontime prayer service, you will enjoy peculiar solemn ceremony accompanied by special religious hymns with followers attired in livery red, yellow, blue and white. Lunch is close to the colorful temple. Return to Saigon in the late afternoon.

 

Inclusions:

  • English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Vietnamese Lunch
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

 

Exclusions:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

 

 Good to know:

 We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.

 Bring your camera, sun cream, sun glasses, hat, walking shoes

 Tour duration from 7:30 am about until 5:30 to 6:00 PM

 

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