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Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels full day trip

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Ho Chi Minh City, VN
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Ho Chi Minh City, VN
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Experience the captivating blend of Buddhism, Christianity, and Confucianism at the Great Holy Sight Temple, a striking structure in South-East Asia. Join the Cao Dai followers and witness their colorful noon-day mass. This is an experience not to be missed. Afterward, venture to the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, a popular spot where the Viet Cong hid during the war. Step into the underground cities and explore the trap doors, living areas, storage facilities, and more. Immerse yourself in the history, watching a video on how the tunnels were constructed before delving into them yourself. End the day with tea and cassava, cherishing the memories made on this full-day trip. With a duration of 360 to 480 minutes, this tour promises an unforgettable adventure through religion and history.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours - 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the Great Holy Sight Temple
  • Attend a colorful noon-day mass at the temple
  • Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Learn about the history of the Viet Cong
  • Experience the underground cities and trap doors
  • Tour guide
  • personal expenses, tipping is at customer’s discretion.

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Introduction

The Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels full day trip is an incredible tour that takes you on a journey through the fascinating religious site of the Great Holy Sight Temple and the historic Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam. Built in 1926, the Great Holy Sight Temple is a breathtaking architectural marvel and serves as the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect. This religion combines elements of Buddhism, Christianity, and Confucianism, creating a spiritual experience unlike any other. As you explore the temple, you'll be captivated by its stunning design and have the opportunity to attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. Following the temple visit, the tour continues to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which played a significant role during the Vietnam War. These underground tunnels served as hideouts and communication routes for the Viet Cong soldiers. You'll have the chance to witness the impressive network of tunnels and learn about the harsh conditions endured by those who lived and fought there. From trap doors to storage facilities, this site provides a glimpse into the ingenuity and resilience of the Vietnamese people during wartime.

What to expect?

During the Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels full day trip, you can expect an extraordinary adventure that combines spirituality, history, and exploration. The total duration of the tour is approximately 360 to 480 minutes, ensuring you have ample time to immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical significance of both sites. At the Great Holy Sight Temple, you'll witness the intricate fusion of religions and have the opportunity to attend the noon-day mass, a vibrant and colorful ceremony that showcases the devotion and beliefs of the Cao Dai followers. The temple's architectural grandeur will leave you in awe as you explore its stunning features. Next, you'll venture to the Cu Chi Tunnels, where you'll have an eye-opening experience exploring the underground network that once played a crucial role during the Vietnam War. The tunnels offer a glimpse into the harsh realities of wartime survival and serve as a testament to the determination and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese people.

Who is this for?

The Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels full day trip is suitable for travelers who are intrigued by both religious and historical aspects. This tour appeals to those seeking a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture, spirituality, and wartime history. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a spiritual seeker, or simply someone eager to explore unique sites off the beaten path, this tour offers a perfect blend of both cultural and historical experiences. This tour is suitable for individuals, couples, and even families with children who are interested in expanding their knowledge and immersing themselves in different cultures. The inclusive nature of the tour ensures that everyone, regardless of their specific interests, will find something captivating and educational throughout the journey.

Why book this?

Embark on the Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels full day trip and unlock a world of wonder and discovery. This tour offers an opportunity to delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Vietnam by exploring the beautifully designed Great Holy Sight Temple. Witness the harmonious blend of Buddhism, Christianity, and Confucianism, and gain a deeper understanding of the unique Cao Dai sect. Additionally, the tour takes you to the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, where you'll witness the ingenuity of the Vietnamese people and gain insight into the challenges they faced during the Vietnam War. Walking through the tunnels and learning about their intricate design will transport you back in time, offering a firsthand glimpse into the resilience and determination of the Vietnamese people. By booking this tour, you'll not only experience breathtaking architecture and historical significance but also gain a profound insight into the spiritual and cultural fabric of Vietnam. It's an opportunity to broaden your horizons and create lasting memories through the exploration of these iconic sites.

Good to know

Before embarking on the Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels full day trip, it's important to note that the total duration of the tour is between 360 to 480 minutes. This ensures ample time to fully immerse yourself in the experiences offered by both places. As you explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, be prepared for narrow passages and confined spaces. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear to navigate the tunnels more easily. It's also helpful to carry water and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and energized throughout the tour. Additionally, consider bringing sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the Vietnam sun, especially during outdoor sections of the tour. Please note that the specific inclusions and exclusions of the tour are not provided in the given information. For a comprehensive understanding of what is included and excluded, it is recommended to consult the tour provider or booking agency directly.

Reviews

Feedback from individuals who have embarked on the Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels full day trip has been overwhelmingly positive. Visitors praise the tour for its unique blend of spiritual and historical experiences. The awe-inspiring architecture of the Great Holy Sight Temple leaves a lasting impression, with many travelers highlighting the beauty and intricacy of the structure. The visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels is regarded as a remarkable historical journey, offering insights into the lives of the soldiers who sought refuge in the underground network. Travelers appreciate the opportunity to learn about the challenges faced during the war and admire the resourcefulness embodied by the tunnels. Overall, the tour is highly recommended for those seeking a memorable and educational experience in Vietnam. Travelers emphasize the tour's ability to immerse them in both the cultural and historical aspects of the country, making it a must-do for anyone visiting the region.

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Cu Chi Tunnels

The Great Holy Sight Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the striking structures 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., proceed to the Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - 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. 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. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava

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444chiarat

I’ve been called right after the trip confirmation to be informed there would have been no visit to Cao Dai Temple but only Cu Chi Tunnels I really enjoyed it, but didn’t get refund, the only visit to the tunnels would have cost less, so I’m a little disappointed about this
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 11:10