How to get to Cao Dai Temple

How to get to Cao Dai Temple

Cao Dai Temple
Also known as Holy See, Cao Dai Temple is the center of Cao Dai faith, an indigenous Vietnamese religion incorporating the teachings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism together with some Islam and Christianity elements. You can see more: Best indochina tours
Built between 1933- 1955, this Great Temple in Tay Ninh province is the biggest and the brightest in Vietnam. You might have visited hundreds of Chinese, Hindu and Buddhist temples but Cao Dai Temple might be your first one. A visit to Cao Dai Temple with a chance to discover an interesting history will not disappoint you.
How to get to Cao Dai Temple?

Cao Dai Temple

Cao Dai Temple- source: internet

It is about 100km (60 miles) from the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City to the Cao Dai Temple, which is located just outside Tay Ninh.

Go on an organized tour

Going on an organized tour from Ho Chi Minh City is the easiest and most popular way to visit the Cao Dai Temple. Most tourists choose to combine the Cao Dai Temple with the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is also in Tay Ninh in a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. It is not hard to book this trip. You can have any hotels, guesthouses and travel agents on Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1 tailor this Cao Dai temple and Cu Chi Tunnel tour for you. Expect a full day trip price to be as little as VND 150,000 (USD $6.6) without Cu Chi entrance fee, lunch at a tour bus restaurant and tips or as high as VND 500,000 (USD $22) with Cu Chi entrance fee and lunch at a tour bus restaurant included. The Cu Chi entrance fee is VND 110,000 (USD $4.84) for a foreign tourist and VND 20,000 (USD $1) for Vietnamese tourist. Vietnam travel tours packages

Visit Cao Dai Temple independently

By bus

Bus to Tay Ninh

Bus to Tay Ninh- source: internet

If you want to challenge yourself without choosing this easiest way to see Cao Dai temple, expect a bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City to take you about two hours. A prayer session, when there are far fewer tourists and it will be less hot than the midday is the best time to visit for those who decide to visit the temple independently. Catch bus No 703 from Ben Thanh Market bus stop to Moc Bai. When the bus arrives at Moc Bai, you will catch bus No 05 to Tay Ninh Province. There are 40 buses No 703 running a day (from Mondays to Fridays) and 48 buses running a day (Saturday and Sundays). This bus leaves Ben Thanh stop from 6 AM- 4.30 PM and arrives at Moc Bai at 8.35 AM-07h30 PM. The first bus No 05 to runs is at 6.45 AM and the last is at 06.00 PM. Travel Indochina Vietnam

By motorbike

A motorbike journey to Tay Ninh

A motorbike journey to Tay Ninh- source: internet

Route 1: After getting out of Ho Chi Minh City center, you will run on the National Highway No 22A to Trang Bang T-junction. There, you will turn right on the road No 782. Going 50km further, you will get to Tay Ninh Province. In spite of many narrow roads making your journey more difficult, this route is the shortest one. Vietnam tours

Route 2: After getting out of Ho Chi Minh City center, you will run on the National Highway No 22A to Trang Bang T-junction. There, you will turn left. You will keep on going to Go Dau T-junction and turn right on the National Highway 22B. You will reach Tay Ninh Province center after going 60km further. Though this route is longer, you are rewarded with charming scenery of endless green paddy fields, Vam Co Dong River and especially sunset in Go Dau.

By shuttle bus

There are many 16-seat and 24-seat shuttle buses running from Ho Chi Minh City to Tay Ninh Province. You can buy a ticket at An Suong Bus Station (the National Highway 22, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City). The ticket price is VND 60,000 – 80,000 (USD $2.64- 3.5)/person.

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