Tay Ninh is a southwestern province in Vietnam sharing its borders with Cambodia on three sides. The area’s geographic features are the harmonious combination of mountains and flatlands. In addition, this province is home to the indigenous Cadaoism religion and the highest peak in the South of Vietnam – The Black Virgin Mountain (Ba Den). Overcoming the 100-kilometer distance from Saigon along Highway 22 by various means of transportation, and you can enjoy a weekend trip in this small peaceful city.
Where to Visit in Tay Ninh Travel Guide
Toa Thanh Temple
This 65-year-old temple took more than 20 years to complete and has stood vividly since in the holy land of Tay Ninh. Toa Thanh Temple is believed to have heavenly and astonishing architecture representing its blended practices and preachings from Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam. They all together form the Cadaoism.
There are 12 gates along the barrier of Toa Thanh Temple, which connect with wide roads to create an open campus of up to 2.5 kilometers square for everyone to freely move in and out. In addition, 100 architectural works around the campus undoubtedly make the Cao Dai Holy See become one of the largest temples in Vietnam.
The dominant color of the entire temple is sacred yellow carved with colorful details like dragons, phoenixes, lotus, and especially the single eye. The main building creates an astonishing ambiance, resembling the nine levels of the sky and a majestic heaven painting. A series of massive pillars with intricate engravings of dragons. At the end of the building stands a blue globe and a single eye carved on it. It symbolizes the Divine Eye of the Supreme Being among the transcending universe that always looks out for humans.
Ba Den Mountain – The Black Virgin Mountain
Besides Cao Dai Temple, Ba Den Mountain is the most marvelous site to be mentioned in our Tay Ninh travel guide. It is not only known for its impressive height of 985 meters but also for the number of pagodas following religious values.
Another quicker way to get to the mountain is by the Cable Car System, with a ticket of around VND 80,000 per ride. Staying inside the cable car, visitors can catch a view of a vibrant forest under the glistening sun.
Dau Tieng Lake
Dau Tieng Lake, 20 kilometers from the center of Tay Ninh, is a charming natural lake in Vietnam and the largest reservoir in Viet Nam. It plays a significant role in the irrigation of nearby areas for agricultural seasons all year round. The lake encompasses a rich natural flora and fauna system, as well as breathtaking sceneries. Nearby is Cau Mountain, along with the primitive forest together create romantic landscapes that deserve thousands of pictures taken.
You can travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Tay Ninh with the qualified car rental service of Vietnam Rent A Car, With a driver who can speak basic English and knows the road, will help you have a good trip. Have fun and be safe