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Cao Dai Temple (Toa Thanh Tay Ninh) Tours

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Cao Dai Temple (Toa Thanh Tay Ninh)
Near Tay Ninh town, in Long Hoa village, this temple is considered the greatest of all Vietnam’s Cao Dai temples. Founded in 1926, the Cao Dai Temple (Tòa Thánh Tây Ninh) complex functions as a Holy See for the Cao Dai religion (Caodaism), Vietnam’s third most popular belief system after Buddhism and Catholicism. Visitors are welcome at prayer sessions in the Great Temple.
 
The Basics
Besides the Great Temple, the complex is home to offices, accommodations, and a traditional herbal medicine hospital, but most tours focus on the colorful Great Temple. Tay Ninh is roughly 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, from where most day trips depart.
 
Tours are by far the easiest way to see the temple, and many day tours pair the Cao Dai Temple with the Cu Chi Tunnels, underground tunnels from the Vietnam War that are also northwest of Saigon. Tours typically visit to coincide with the noon prayers, which you can both witness and photograph.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Cao Dai temple is Cao Dai’s answer to the Vatican: Dress respectfully (no shorts or sleeveless T-shirts).
  • A Cao Dai temple tour is a must for anyone interested in culture and religion.
  • While you are allowed to photograph prayers from the upstairs balcony, ask permission before photographing worshippers.
 
How to Get There
Self-driving in Vietnam is risky, and Tay Ninh is around 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. By far, the easiest way to reach the Cao Dai temple is by joining a day tour, perhaps paired with a Cu Chi tunnels excursion, from Ho Chi Minh City. Many tours include door-to-door round-trip transfers from central hotels.
 
When to Get There
The Great Temple hosts four prayer sessions a day—suspended during Vietnamese New Year (Tet)—so time a visit to coincide with one of those. Most tours visit during noon prayers, so if traveling independently or on a private tour, aim for the 6am, 6pm, or midnight prayer meetings.
 
The Cao Dai Religion
Unique to Vietnam and founded in 1926, the Cao Dai religion is a fusion of various religions, including Christianity, Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Cao Dai saints include Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Buddha, Julius Caesar, and Sun Yat-sen. The symbol of an eye in a triangle, which you’ll see at Cao Dai temples around Vietnam, represents God.
Address: Tay Ninh, Vietnam
Admission: Free
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Day Trip to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels, Including LunchDay Trips

Day Trip to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels, Including Lunch

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If you only have time for one day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels is a must. This full-day tour combines a tour of the historic Vietnam War site with a unique spiritual experience at Cao Dai temple in Tay Ninh, plus a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
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Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnels 1-day tour by private car

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Discover the popular attractions in southern Vietnam’s Tay Ninh province on this all-day private tour. First, catch expansive views after climbing up Black Virgin Mountain and learn the religious significance of the Cao Dai temple. Then, explore the historic Cu Chi tunnels, an underground network used by resistance fighters. Plus, visit the Ba Den pagoda via cable car.
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Skip the dangers of Vietnamese traffic and relax as your driver eats up the miles on this door-to-door combo day tour. Traveling with a guide in a group no larger than 12, arrive at the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh in good time to watch worshippers pray. After a 5-course restaurant lunch, head to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a wartime network that once extended over 155 miles (250 kilometers).
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Depart Ho Chi Minh City for the mountainous region of Tay Ninh province, located near the Cambodian border. You’ll visit Nui Ba Den (translated as 'Black Lady Mountain') with a professional guide, and ascend via aerial cable car with 360-views at the summit. Learn firsthand about the unique the Cao Dai sect on a visit to the Cao Dai Holy Temple.
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The Great Holy Sight Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the striking structures in South-East Asia. It is the center of Cao Dai’sm, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Explore this fascinating site and attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. It is an experience not to be missed. After lunch, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
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Visit some of Ho Chi Minh City's most intriguing sites on a full-day tour to the Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi tunnels. A private guide helps you discover the Cao Dai sect during a ceremony within the temple; revitalize with a traditional Vietnamese lunch; and explore underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War. Round-trip transport in an air-conditioned vehicle from your Ho Chi Minh hotel is included.
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Take a break from the noisy traffic and towering buildings and head into the country on this day trip into Vietnam’s wartime past and cultural present. Enjoy an early-morning cruise down the Saigon River to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a well-preserved labyrinth of tunnels built by guerilla fighters during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, visit the Cao Dai Holy See Temple, the spiritual home of the religion of Caodaism. See a noon mass at the temple and learn about this young and fascinating religion.
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