Private Cao Dai Holy See Day Tour - Explore Truly Local Culture in Tay Ninh


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5 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: vietnam, vietnam

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

- PRIVATE: Benefit from the customized care and attention from your private guide.
- LOCAL: A great way for cultural buffs to get deeper into unique oriental culture of Vietnam.
- UNIQUE: Get special entrance to secret bunker at religious complex.
- THE-REAL-VIETNAM: Off-the-path tour to less touristy places but still keep the must-visit.


What's Included

All the necessaries are included for the tour.

Bottled water

Lunch

Private guide and car

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Coffee and/or Tea


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Cao Dai Temple
OUR ITINERARY:
1/ Pick up & Local history/culture time – 7:30
Our guides pick you up at your hotel, then we go for a 2 hours and a half to Tay Ninh. You will exchange stories about local culture & history of Vietnam and Tay Ninh with our guide.
2/ The ride through "The-real-Vietnam"
You are going to see the REAL Vietnam: RIVERS, RICE PADDY FIELDS, VILLAGES, TEMPLES,...
3/ The Thiền Lâm Cổ Tự-Gò Kén
4/ Local Specialty – Long Hoa Market
5/ The Caodaism Complex
You will arrive on time to the Temple for the FAMOUS noon worship of local pilgrims with colorful customs, holy chants and discipline formation.
6/ Local lunch and cafe
We will stop at a local restaurants and order the food based on your DIETARY requirements. Let's take a slow lunch and interact with local people in a local coffee shop to try Vietnamese Coffee.
7/ The Holy Palace – Special Entrance
8/ The come-back ride
Finishing the excursion and local visits, which will satisfy you a lot, we will drive back to your hotel.

10 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Best Local Tour in Vietnam with Binh
halcyonl2022, 15-08-2022
I chose Binh as I was interested in a tour that would take me to a different attraction in Vietnam from normal and let me learn more about the local cultural / religious practices. Do check out Binh's Facebook as he has come up with new tours besides this one - for the tour I chose, I believe he is the only English-speaking tour operator who has an itinerary that combines the Black Virgin Mountain and Cao Dai Holy See in one day!

I had a great tour with Binh, who was happy to answer my questions about local cultures and practices, all while navigating the crazy rush hour drive to and from Ho Chi Minh and the long drive to Tay Ninh. Being a local from Tay Ninh and having grown up in a Cao Dai family, he gave a lot of much needed context to the various places that we visited. Not to mention the food that he got throughout the tour - he was accomodating of my dietary restrictions and gave me a chance to experience some truly local delicacies.

I highly recommend booking a tour with Binh - he is a passionate, knowledgeable tour guide who strives to give his best and the most authentic local experiences, all while charging a fair price for the tour that he gives back to his local community. Wishing Binh all the best for the future!
Excellent local tour with Binh
nickP6655JS, 31-01-2020
We were interested in a tour that would take us off the beaten path and illuminate some of the local culture- Binh's tour was perfect for this! He is fun and knowledgeable, a great guide, and made sure we were comfortable the entire time.
Because Binh took us to more locations than just the Holy See, we now have a much better understanding of the history and practice of Cao Dai, as well as the distinct and wonderful culture in Tay Ninh. He also took us to some off the beaten path locations that were truly stunning, from local markets to a peaceful meditation garden. Along the way, everyone knew Binh and was welcoming to us- he truly is a local.
The transportation was excellent, and our food was outstanding! We were well cared for.
I would recommend this trip for anyone who wants to see the beauty of Cao Dai and Tay Ninh, or anyone who wants a unique experience, something you won't get with other tours. Thanks, Binh!
Best local trip in Vietnam with Binh
Anhsolorider, 13-11-2019
We are happy to meet Binh who help us to organize a trip to learn about Caodaism and Vietnamese culture. Binh came on time with a nice clean car to take us a comfortable ride to Tay Ninh. The landscape was amazing and Binh was helpful with customized stop for us during the route. We stopped for photoshot at rice paddy field and duck farm. Moreover, the temple was really beautiful and colorful . Overall, i highly recommend this trip for anyone who searching for RELAXING day in South Viet Nam. Thanks Binh again!!!
Amazing local tour with Binh
emilygH3258PD, 10-11-2019
Binh picked me up from my hostel promptly at 8am as indicated on Trip Advisor. We drove in a comfortable air-conditioned car. On the way to the Cao Dai temple, in the car, as we passed the countryside, Binh talked about the main crops in different regions of Vietnam, and other recent events such as the effect of the Mekong dam on fishing and farming in the country.

Before arriving at the Cao Dai Temple, we stopped at Go Ken Pagoda, which is right outside of Tay Ninh. We also stopped at a local market in Tay Ninh, where I tried local snacks while asking questions about the local food and culture.

Visiting Cao Dai Temple was amazing. Cao Dai Temple is located within this campus/complex of buildings that includes a school, traditional medicine hospital, dormitories, small nature reserve, and other religious buildings. Unlike the typical tours to Cao Dai, I got an authentic experience with Binh. Most tours just see the temple, but with Binh we walked around the Cao Dai complex, and he explained more about what I was seeing. Binh practices Cao Daism so he was happy to answer all of my questions, and explained to me what I saw in the religious service. We also visited the Royal Palace of the Cai Dao Pope, which is a couple of km from the complex.

Lunch was great—local food. We had a typical Vietnamese vegan meal (example: tofu hot pot w/vegetables or rice with vegetables and tofu or other imitation meat, with added sprouts, chili, thai basil, green onion) Binh’s purpose of me having a vegan lunch was to learn about what many people who practice the Cao Dai religion eat, as many are vegans for religious reasons.

Binh also gave great music recommendations—we listened to Vietnamese pop music in the car on the way back to Ho Chi Minh!

In all – I give this 5 stars! Wish I could give him 10 out of 5 stars, it was totally worth the money, and I learned so much and enjoyed the tour:) Make sure to have a great camera/iphone for the trip. Wear comfortable sandals or walking shoes. Also, FYI--because you are visiting religious sites during the tour, dress modestly--this includes not wearing sleeveless shirts or shorts, and wearing short sleeves and longer pants instead.
The Best Local Touch with Binh
binhbonn, 08-08-2019
Me and my girlfriend were heading to Tay Ninh with Binh in an clean air-conditioned car.
We enjoyed his stories about local history, culture and people. The ride was no more long with his funny attitude and dedicated clarification for us. He is flexible as well, we also stop for a coffee break near the paddy fields on the way and I really enjoy the feel of fresh air.
The temple and local people there are exceptional. We have never expected to visit these places without this TOUR. We feel like VIP at places as we are among very few tourists visiting.
Binh is a young, enthusiastic and passion about his culture and work. We thanks him for that.




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