CAO DAI TEMPLE & CU CHI TUNNELS
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect.
Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extend over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels
|CAO DAI TEMPLE & CU CHI TUNNEL TOUR (-/L/-)|
The morning, our bus and tour guide will come to your hotel and pick you up. You will take the bus about 2 hours to Tay Ninh city, then you will visit the Cao Dai Temple and then you will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience. Learn more about the sect and its relationship to Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism.
Cao Dai Temple
After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi tunnel to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 250km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Cu Chi tunnel
There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels.
After that travelers can try delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range. (on request and under control by Vietnamese Army, allow aborve 18 years old)
The bunker in Cu Chi tunnel
Then the bus will take you back to Saigon. End of the trip.
Have a great journey with Luco Travel !!!
- Rates are in USD per person.
- Packaged prices for minimum 1pax.
- Please note for any kind of payment: bank fee is on the sender.
Tour Price Includes:
- Private transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
- English speaking tour guide
- Lunch as per itinerary
- All of entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
- All activities mentioned in itinerary
- Mineral water
- Wet tissue
Tour Price Excludes:
- Visa & international flights in and out the country
- Other services & meals than mentioned
- Tips, bank transfer fee if any.
- Children under 05 years old are FOC.
- Children from 05 - 09 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rates.
- Children above 10 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates.