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Travel to the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City to visit the unusual Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh and explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. Drive through the countryside to the colorful, whimsical building which is home to the eclectic Cao Dai “religion”. Journey from here to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible network of 250 km underground tunnels constructed by the Vietnamese resistance fighters during the French and American wars.
Depart from your hotel at 0800 in the morning for the drive to Tay Ninh. The busy road passes through tranquil rice paddies, where entrepreneurial villagers use the hot roadside as a platform for drying all manner of produce. A short photostop will be made at a small village where your guide will explain the process of rice paper production. Hundreds of sheets dot the countryside, drying on woven racks in the relentless sun.
At Tay Ninh visit the Cao Dai Great Temple, where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious mosaic. Lunch in Local restaurant
On arrival at Cu Chi, a short a brief introduction on the history of the tunnels, their origins, construction and design. A military guide will explain with the use of dioramas the underground network, and display some of the tools and weapons utilized by the guerrillas.
Much of the tunnel complex has been open and ventilated so that you can more easily experience the underground meeting rooms, kitchens, hospital and sleeping areas. More adventurous and agile tunnel explorers can experience an unlit passage which has not been enlarged for the comfort of visitors! You will be tested to find the hidden tunnels entrances and be given insight into the ingenious methods that.
Return to Ho Chi Minh city . The rest of the day is at leisure.
TOUR DURATION: 1 Day
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