Travel Blogs from Tay Ninh, Vietnam

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Vietnam - Overview, Moc Bai, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam - Overview

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... Bia Hoi beer! The War is an unforgettable truth, but one the Vietnamese are not keen to dwell on forever. The manner in which the people address this paradox in the 21st century now makes Vietnam such a ...

Everybody Find Your Happy Place, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Everybody Find Your Happy Place

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... turquoise paint job and, yes, it seems like a cult. Somehow, however, Cao Daism has spread throughout this small portion of Vietnam, with temples in many village centers. Perhaps it is popular because it espouses, in a way, what many people in South ...

Skinny Shows Off, Ty Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Skinny Shows Off

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... Army (NVA) to hide from the Americans and the South Vietnamese Army. These tunnels were well south of the DMZ, inside South Vietnam, and very close to Saigon, and were an obvious problem for the Americans. The tunnels were also heavily booby-trapped and ...

Perfume Pagoda, Perfume Pagoda (Ha Tay Province), Vietnam travel blog

Perfume Pagoda

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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Perfume Pagoda - Ha Tay Province Our last full day here we took a tour to the Perfume Pagoda in the Ha Tay Province outside of Hanoi. Ha Tay Province is the poorest in the country and is primarily driven by agriculture. People still do things by ...

Amusement Park vs American War, Tay Ninh and Nui Ba Den, Vietnam travel blog

Amusement Park vs American War

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... to go off the beaten tourist track a bit, which we were to find out is surprisingly difficult and expensive. You see, Vietnam has a well established backpacker route, with a network of "open date" tourist buses that will take you to every major tourist ...

CaoDai - Cao What?, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

CaoDai - Cao What?

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... one up, but wouldn't that be cool? Much better than Victor Hugo in my opinion.) The Vatican of the Caodai faith is in Tay Ninh. The cathedral here looks like a pastiche of a child's fairy princess castle, marshmallows, and every weird-ass, New Age book ...

Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Cao Dai Temple

A travel blog entry by dane

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We went on a fascinating tour of the Cao Dai Holy See in Tay Ninh, near Saigon.  It's the center of a unique, syncretistic Vietnamese religion.  It's fusion cuisine for the religious palate.  They've essentially taken pieces of several ...

And Another Border Bites The Dust.., Moc Bai, Vietnam travel blog

And Another Border Bites The Dust..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Another border quicky for you. Well we hit and went through the Vietnam - Cambodia border with little to no hassle. In fact it was so easy it was scary. Sometimes it pays to buy a straight through ticket from one city through a border crossing to ...

out to Caodai temple annd the Cu Chi tunnels.., Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

out to Caodai temple annd the Cu Chi tunnels..

A travel blog entry by chooklotto

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... .    We got dropped off at another cafe so a bus could pick us up and take us to the province of Tay Ninh - we passed through the town of Trang Bang - made famous by the photo of the girl running naked screaming along the road as ...

Mingalabar Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

Mingalabar Myanmar

A travel blog entry by beabea

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Apart from the map pin entry going very askew, all is going pretty well and am safe and sound in Bangkok after a month in Burma (actually Myanmar as its known by the locals.) Myanmar - think no fast food shops, traditional clothing (longys), no ...

Street Walker, Ty Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Street Walker

A travel blog entry by phungster

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... to wait for another day!!! We end up at Củ Chi. Many of us have heard of the Củ Chi tunnel, made famous during the Vietnam War.  We are not here for its tunnel but for its famous "b tơ" or veal - I am not much for beef these days, ...

Entering Saigon and Beyond, Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh, and Cu Chi, Vietnam travel blog

Entering Saigon and Beyond

A travel blog entry by fiseb

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... in lettuce leaves and dip into a spicy sauce). We also take a great day trip out to visit the eclectic Caodai Temple in Tay Ninh, and the Cu Chi tunnels, where we descend into the claustrophobic tunnels, and Sebastian later shoots an AK-47. One of ...

Nui Ba Den mountain, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Nui Ba Den mountain

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave

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Having not found anywhere to eat in Tay Ninh, we went to Co-opMart.  Having initially tried to enter the bike parking via the exit, we managed to get parked and entered the shops.  In addition to the supermarket there were clothes and shoe shops ...

Farewell dinner with Marc and Julie, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Farewell dinner with Marc and Julie

A travel blog entry by vasquez3

After getting back from our time in the Cu Chi tunnels Mike, Andreanne, me ended up meeting up with Marc and Julie for a little French Canadian reunion.  We hung out for the day in the central market helping Marc and Julie find presents to bring ...

Observations, Moc Bai, Vietnam travel blog

Observations

A travel blog entry by dorrance

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... large ground snails in Phuket, Thailand- approximately the size of my hand. Walk shoe less at your own risk. The chickens in Vietnam are really tall. There are several types of insects that don't care what strength of DEET you use; it is going to ...

Cashews and Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam travel blog

Cashews and Cu Chi

A travel blog entry by nwillz

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Nick - After the first two days of non-stop sight-seeing and adventure, day three was a bit more down to earth as we needed to cover about 200km during the day, so that meant a hell of a lot of motorcycle riding! However, along the way we did stop to ...

Lakeside ride to Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Lakeside ride to Tay Ninh

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave

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... ride along a mix of tarmac and dirt roads led Duong Minh Chau itself, where an absence of hotels caused us to continue to Tay Ninh (along the 781).  After finally finding a hotel, our search for food proved rather unsuccessful.  We settled for ...

Caodai Great Temple and the Cu Chi tunnels, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Caodai Great Temple and the Cu Chi tunnels

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... buzinar a cada segundo, foi um resto de viagem divertido! :-) A nossa primeira paragem foi no Grande Templo Caodai, em Tay Ninh. O Caodaismo uma religio local relativamente nova (do princpio do Sec. XX), e que incorpora elementos de vrias ...

Around Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam travel blog

Around Ho Chi Minh

A travel blog entry by brinvincible

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today is a "quite" day around the city - doing a bit of shopping so anna's very happy now she has spent some money! we are about to book our trip to the Mekong Delta but wondering how HOlly will go as she is feeling a bit average today - hopefully just a ...

Trang Bang - Evicted Fugitive, Trang Bang, Vietnam travel blog

Trang Bang - Evicted Fugitive

A travel blog entry by markkacik

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I was kicking myself underneath the simple wooden table for forgetting to bring the US Embassy phone number with me to this meeting with Communist Provincial Immigration authorities.  "just meeting confirm information" I was told in the usual broken ...

Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Cao Dai Temple

A travel blog entry by ldillard

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We had bun mi (bread with stuff in it like pork pate, fresh fried eggs, veggies, etc) on the street along with iced coffee and then got picked up for our group tour.  Our guide told great funny stories on the way out about people having to pee on ...

Odcinek 49 czyli jak wsiasc do wehikulu czasu, Ben Cau District, Wietnam travel blog

Odcinek 49 czyli jak wsiasc do wehikulu czasu

A travel blog entry by ppapis

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Dziś kończy sie moja kambodzanska przygoda. Tylko 5 dni, ze wzgledu na skrocony program podrozy. Oczywiscie możnaby zostac dłużej. Zyja tu w bardzo wielkiej biedzie bardzo mili ludzie. Upał dał mi trochę popalic, ...

Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam travel blog

Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels

A travel blog entry by trent

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... in our group did freak out from claustrophobia.  Interesting, but not as intriguing as one would think. Tomorrow brings Chris and Jackie to Vietnam to join Art and I in looking around the Central Highlands and Vietnam's beach party scene! ...

Cao Dai and Cu Chi Tunnel, Tay Ninh and Cu Chi, Vietnam travel blog

Cao Dai and Cu Chi Tunnel

A travel blog entry by davejin

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I took a $5 day trip to Cao Dai and Cu Chi tunnels vs the $4 half day option to Cu Chi.  The trip to Cao Dai made it an extremely long day as it was an extra 2 hour drive each way.   Cao Dai is a mixed religion of Confucianism, Buddhism, ...

visit of the Temple of Cao Dai, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

visit of the Temple of Cao Dai

A travel blog entry by ald10

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... , the Mountain of the Black Lady   Le mont Nui Ba Den - Mont de la dame noire- 15 km au nord ouest de Tay Ninh culmine 850m dans un paysage de rizieres, de champs de mais et de plantations d'hveas.   Insert 1 picture   Rubber ...

Drai Sap to Dong Xoai, Dong Xoai, Vietnam travel blog

Drai Sap to Dong Xoai

A travel blog entry by sarahbooth

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Thursday the 12th of October 2006. Drai Sap to Dong Xoai, 250km south. No run today as we needed an earlier start, Mui prefers to stay here than the town 30km south from here so it meant a longer day. Breakfast and off by 08:00. We were following ...

seatbelt doesn't work, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

seatbelt doesn't work

A travel blog entry by dstomt

... or 300 bahts max I think. Here I am at the Lufthansa airline first class (again) check in counter to take my final flight to Vietnam. The flight is only over an hour. Welcome to Vietnam ! My friend who works in the airport couldn't come to get me so he ...

Tunnel – tastic at Chu Chi, Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam travel blog

Tunnel – tastic at Chu Chi

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... and the social problems that this had caused.  In addition to this there were many warring factions.  The history of Vietnam quickly became much more complicated than we had expected it to be.  Eventually we arrived at a factory which was ...

Feb 24, 2011, Ty Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Feb 24, 2011

A travel blog entry by rennie-brewers

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Cu Chi tunnels and Cao Dai religion, Tay Ninh, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi tunnels and Cao Dai religion

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles

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... lived there for their whole life!! Even just going through a tiny section was enough for me!!    We then headed to Tay Ninh, where we experience a service at the head temple of the unique Cao Dai religion. Cao Dai is an attempt to create a ...

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