Welcome to Tay Ninh

Tay Ninh province, northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, is bordered by Cambodia on three sides. The Vam Co River flows from Cambodia through the western part of the province. The area’s dominant geographic feature is Nui Ba Den (Black Lady Mountain), which towers above the surrounding plains.

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$39 Day Trips & Excursions

Tay Ninh Holy See and Cu Chi Tunnels

Pick-up at hotel by the tour guide and driver. Visit to Tay Ninh, the center of Cao Daism, a local sect of Buddhism founded in the early 20th century. Observe the daily solemn ceremony at the Cao Dai Temple called “Tay Ninh Holy See”. Stop at Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments of the Vietnam War. Explore the many exhibits that tell us about the conditions of the war. Crawl a part of the tunnel to experience the real life of the Vietnamese guerrillas, who used to survive and use this system during the wartime. Lunch in Tay Ninh or en route is included. Return to Saigon late afternoon.

$116 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Including Black Virgin Mountain and Cu Chi Tunnels

Flexible Itinerary7:00 a.m: We depart hotel from Ho Chi Minh to get Cu Chi Tunnels, once called "the Iron Triangle" and was the termination of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The tunnels were designed by local guerrillas as a “springboard for attacking Saigon.” The area was used for infiltrating Saigon-intelligence agents, part cadres, and sabotage teams. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas ashiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters.After finishing Cu Chi Tunnels, We will go to Cao Dai Temple,  Cao Dai Holy See – located in Tay Ninh province.Cao Daiism, a relatively new religion found in 1926 in the South of Vietnam, has attracted more than 2.5 million followers across the country and overseas. It is in fact a combination of the best from Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, with Christianity and Islam thrown in for good reasons. Their hierarchy closely resembles the Roman Catholic Church and their colour scheme seems lifted straight from a Hindu Temple. Yet the religion’s philosophy fits very well into the world’s current religious turmoils. It is worth every minute for visitors to come witness the unique, colorful, musical and mysterious noon- ceremony.After lunch, we will go to Ba Den - Black Virgin pagoda by cable car .The view is breathtaking, and you will be surrounded on both sides by mango trees and woodland flowers. There are two more pagodas above the main pagoda. If you accept the mountain's challenge and hike up even higher, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Tay Ninh province.You could enjoy Vietnamese coffee with local people on the mountain.3 p.m : Arrive HCMC- return to hotel.6:00 pm : Finish tour

$27 Day Trips & Excursions

Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City

• Morning Tour is Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh. • 8:45am - 9am you will start from Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh - a province 95 kms South East of HCMC, close to the Cambodia border. The Cao Dai Temple is like a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. Its exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes. 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 Hindu god, Brahma, and stand side by side. • Cao Dai Temple is the eclectic mix of colours and the amazing use of architecture to create a space of beauty, spirituality with a somewhat surreal flavor to western palates!Afternoon tour is Cu Chi Tunnel Tour. • 1 pm, after you have a lunch, you will leave Tay Ninh and travel to Cu Chi Tunnel. Once in Vietnam, you must visit this spot. This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape. You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. Finish Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels 1 Day Tour. Arriving Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City at 6pm - 7pm.

$75 Day Trips & Excursions

Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnels 1-day tour by private car

Tay Ninh province is approximately 90km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. While most visitors to Vietnam know about the vast tunnel complex and underground fortress, fewer people know the history and significance of the beautiful Black Virgin Mountain and the Cao Dai temples nearby. This entire area and these sites are revered by the Vietnamese people, and have held an important place in their history, religion and hearts for centuries. Depart your hotel with guide and travel in a private car to Tay Ninh province. Mid-morning arrive at the Black Mountain in Tay Ninh province. Visit Ba Den pagoda by cable car. The view is breathtaking, and you will be surrounded on both sides by mango trees and woodland flowers. Nui Ba Den (The Mountain of the Black Virgin) has a unique aura of power and mystery. It is a green tree-covered mass of granite that rises 3,000 feet up out of the rice fields and jungle and into the clouds. There are two more pagodas above the main pagoda. If you want to hike up even higher, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Tay Ninh province.At noon depart the Black Mountain and then visit Cu Chi tunnels. On the way to Cu Chi you will stop at local restaurant for a spectacular lunch. Spend time touring the tunnels before returning to ho Chi Minh City by early evening.

$98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cao Dai Temple and Black Lady Mountain from Ho Chi Minh City

Departing Ho Chi Minh City for Tay Ninh Province, an area near the Vietnamese-Cambodian border, we will visit the Black Lady Mountain, approximately 11 km northeast of Tay Ninh. We will take an exhilarating cable car ride to the top of the mountain for a panoramic view of this beautiful region. Black Lady Mountain consists of three major mountains covering an area of 24 km and reaching an altitude of 986 meters. Here the beautiful temples and caves that are used to house Buddhist monks and nuns remain largely undisturbed.We will then proceed to the Cao Dai Holy Temple. The temple is home to the Cao Dai sects who practice a unique hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. Their patron saints include Sun Yat-Sen, Victor Hugo and Nguyen Binh Khiem. Note: This tour is not offered in January of the Lunar Year

$36 Cultural & Theme Tours


Having an opportunity to enjoy a short film of Cu Chi tunnels before entering the underground so that tourists have a deeper understanding of how this complex system works.Giving it a try to fire an M16 rifle at the shooting site (payment is required).Enjoying some kinds of local food.There are nine hierarchies of worship including a pope, cardinals and archbishop with festivals, rituals and prayer all practiced regularly. The temple is similar in design to a Christian Cathedral featuring side aisles and an altar, as well as a long central nave, all positioned as they would be in a Christian Church, there is even a high dome decorated with clouds and saints. The main focal point is a Divine Eye symbolising God which has the Ying and Yang icon in its pupil. Ceremonies take place daily with two services accompanied by musicians and a choir singing in English to traditional Vietnamese music. Cu Chi used to be a bitter battleground for many years during the Vietnam War. Visitors to our country should not miss a visit to these  underground villages. They are an intricate network of over 200km of tunnels at Ben Dinh, 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. Firstly, you will go straight to Tay Ninh to visit Cao Dai Temple-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. You will enjoy peculiar hymns with followers attired in livery red, yellow, blue and white at the noontime prayer service. Quite a scene for the eye and for snapshots. Following is lunch in Tay Ninh. Then return to Ho Chi Minh City  -We will stop at the underground village at Ben Dinh in Cu Chi District., which was used by the guerillas during the Vietnam War.

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