Are you looking for the amazing trip with the extraordinary places? Look no further than Cao Dai temple and Cu Chi tunnels full day tour. The tour for those wanting a taste of the things: striking structure, the unique religion – Cao Daoism, special local culture, complex underground tunnels, the interesting story of Vietnam’s War and more that make this tour worth enjoying. All you need to do is open your eyes, warm your heart, free your mind and enjoy the moment.
TNK Travel office (220 De Tham street, District 1, HCMC)
Erected in 1926, the Great Holy See Temple (Caodaist Temple) is referred to as one of the mighty structures of South-East Asia. The temple is known as the headquarters of the unique Caodaist sect, and Caodaism is taken into account as a religious hybrid of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Especially, above the entrance is the image of the holy eye, which is also a symbol of Caodaism; it is believed that the eye can see all stories on earth. You will take a chance to peer down at the daily mass organized by the Caodaist faithful as well as attend their midday ceremony’s extravaganza. Surely, it will be a great experience to try.
Have lunch at the local restaurant and then head towards Cu Chi Tunnels – the astonishing historical site where the former Vietnamese guerrillas hid in the wartimes. The site is also regarded as an underground village with the 200km maze-like tunnel network which was crucial in the victory against the enemies during the war. In its heyday, the tunnel system functioned as the base of Viet Cong in Cu Chi, consisting of countless trap doors, storage facilities, specially built living zones (kitchens and bedrooms), field hospitals, weapon factories, and command centers. There is numerous evidences proving the fierce battle took place here when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone” during the 1960s.
You will be introduced to a short video of the process of making a legendary Cu Chi Tunnels system like you see nowadays, and then led to enter and explore the tunnels and the permitted zones. It is indeed amazing to crawl through narrow and dark tunnels, which helps you understand more the life and conditions the Vietnamese people underwent in the past.
Savor special tea and manioc – the main food of the Vietnamese guerrillas in the wartimes. Trip back to Saigon and end Caodaist temple and Cu Chi Tunnels tour!