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Private Cao Dai Holy See Day Tour - Explore Truly Local Culture in Tay Ninh provided by Binh Nguyen

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

Private Cao Dai Holy See Day Tour - Explore Truly Local Culture in Tay Ninh
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- 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 172072P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Private guide and car
  • Snacks
  • All the necessaries are included for the tour.
  • The first drink at a local coffee shop.
  • Entry/Admission - Cao Dai Temple
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up at any hotel in city central of Ho Chi Minh City (District 1,2,3,4, Phu Nhuan, Tan Binh)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Private guide and car
  • Snacks
  • All the necessaries are included for the tour.
  • The first drink at a local coffee shop.
  • Entry/Admission - Cao Dai Temple
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up at any hotel in city central of Ho Chi Minh City (District 1,2,3,4, Phu Nhuan, Tan Binh)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Cao Dai Temple
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    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" On the way to Cao Dai Temple, you are going to see the REAL Vietnam that you will not see if you only stay in the city, with RIVERS, RICE PADDY FIELDS, VILLAGES, TEMPLES,... 3/ The Original Buddist Temple where Caodaism formed In 1926, Caodaism was officially introduced under guardian of Buddism and Caodaism monks at Thiền Lâm Cổ Tự – Gò Kén. Arriving at this sanctuary, we will enjoy the unique Buddist landscapes with beautiful view to local rice paddy fields and gardens. 4/ Local Specialty – Long Hoa Market You will have chance to become a local shopper with experience on trying and bargaining local specialties like Rice paper, Chilli Salt sauce, Tofu, Fabric and Local Grocery… 5/ The MECCA city of Vietnam (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 Driving through Rambutan and Rubber plantation, you are going deeper into a secret place of Caodaist people where the founder had lived and worked. Meet a Local Pilgrims who will take you a tour to visit the Vietnamese-style palace with slow pace and beautiful camera shots. 8/ The come-back ride Finishing the excursion and local visits, which will satisfy you a lot, we will drive back to your hotel.
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Nick
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Excellent local tour with Binh
Jan 2020 • Couples
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!
Written January 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fearless24996785962
Dear Nick, Thank you for your time expressing feedback and recommendation for me. This is a great motivation for my work on promoting new destination like Tay Ninh and becoming a pioneer to help foreigners get more authentic local experience while in Viet Nam. Once again, Thank you for the booking and reference for Private Cao Dai Holy See Day Tour - Explore Truly Local Culture in Tay Ninh. Best regards, Binh Nguyen Whatsapp / Zalo: +84 906 909 522 Email: Binhnguyen0796@gmail.com
Written February 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anhsolorider
1 contribution
Best local trip in Vietnam with Binh
Nov 2019 • Friends
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!!!
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fearless24996785962
Dear Ann, Thank you for your time expressing feedback and recommendation for me. This is a great motivation for my work on promoting new destination like Tay Ninh and becoming a pioneer to help foreigners get more authentic local experience while in Viet Nam. Once again, Thank you for the booking and reference for Private Cao Dai Holy See Day Tour - Explore Truly Local Culture in Tay Ninh. Best regards, Binh Nguyen Whatsapp / Zalo: +84 906 909 522 Email: Binhnguyen0796@gmail.com
Written February 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emily G
Washington DC, DC12 contributions
Amazing local tour with Binh
Oct 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.
Written November 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fearless24996785962
Dear Emily, Thank you for your time expressing feedback and recommendation for me. This is a great motivation for my work on promoting new destination like Tay Ninh and becoming a pioneer to help foreigners get more authentic local experience while in Viet Nam. Once again, Thank you for the booking and reference for Private Cao Dai Holy See Day Tour - Explore Truly Local Culture in Tay Ninh. Best regards, Binh Nguyen Whatsapp / Zalo: +84 906 909 522 Email: Binhnguyen0796@gmail.com
Written February 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

binhbonn
10 contributions
The Best Local Touch with Binh
Aug 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.
Written August 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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