I Miss SAIGON- Day 2Sunday, July 15, 2012
Our second day in Saigon was scheduled to visit the Cao Dao Temple & Cu Chi Tunnel.
1. Cao Dao Temple
It took us 3 1/2 hours to travel from HCM City to Cao Dao Temple.
The temple is the headquarters of Caodaism, a religion with colorful mix of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism
Everyday at 12nn, the followers gather here & perform their ritual. Visitors will attend the noon prayer session to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers. We are only allowed at the second floor.
|Cao Dai Followers|
|The temple has colorful interior|
2. Cu Chi Tunnel
War zone area during the American-Vietnam War. It played an important role during the war because it is the host to barracks, medical facilities, storage rooms, classrooms, even a small movie theater! -- all underground
|now you see him, now you don't|
|US force tank as their background|
|one of the traps|
|after going inside the very claustrophobic tunnel|
|everyday food during the war- kamote & tea|
|bought Vietnamese local hat & Vietnam Elle Magazine|