8:00am. Our guide will pick you up at the hotel. This morning you take a drive to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Following lunch we will drive to Cu Chi Tunnels and then return to Ho Chi Minh City at approximately 18:00pm.
Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the
unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name of few. The religion is a hybrid of byddishm, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh has been described as a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. The temple's exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of Buddist symbols. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindy God, Brahma, stand side by side. The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with at visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. AT its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km. from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumberable trapdoors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaning tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S. -Vietnam American must have been like. Have dinner. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
2nd night in Saigon