Cu chi - Cao Daism
Tour code: SGD 03
Duration: full day
Tour starts from: Saigon (Ho
CHi Minh City)
Tour ends in: Saigon (Ho
CHi Minh City)
visit the Cuchi Tunnels. At the height of the Vietnam war, the
tunnel system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon all the
way to the Cambodian border of over 250 kilometers of tunnels.
The tunnel system, built over 25 years starting in the 1940s,
let the Viet Minh and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge
rural area. It was an underground city with living areas,
kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command
centers. In places, it was several stories deep and housed up
to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years....
getting married, giving birth,going to school. The ground here
is hard clay, which made this whole thing possible. But even
so, the planning and construction was incredible. People dug
all this with hand tools, filling reed baskets and dumping the
dirt into bomb craters. They installed large vents so they
could hear approaching helicopters, smaller vents for air and
baffled vents to dissipate cooking smoke. There were also
hidden trap doors and gruesomely effective bamboo-stake booby
traps. Today, the trees and bushes have grown back. And since
1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for
visitors. After Cuchi Tunnels tour, drive to Long Hoa and visit
Cao Dai Cathedral.
The Great holy See temple, buit
in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in
all of Asia. It is the headquter of Caodaism, a relegion with
colorful mix of Buddhism, Christiannity, Confucianism, Toaism.
Visitors will attend the prayer session to witness the daily
mass held by the Cao Dai followers, which is a great experience.
After lunch, back to HoChiMinh.
- Transportation (A/C car)
- Entrance fee
- English/French speaking
- Personal travel
- Tips and gratuities
- Everything not mentioned in
Price in USD : 80$/per
person ( min 02 persons)
person for the group of 04 persons
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