Located about 100 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh is a perfect weekend getaway destination from the city. What are the best things to do in Tay Ninh? Check this list to prepare for your trip.
Conquer the Black Virgin Mountain
The Black Virgin Mountain (Nui Ba Den) is one of the most popular places to visit in Tay Ninh.
You may not know yet, but Ba Den mountain is also dubbed the “Roof of the South,” with a height of 986 m.
Standing on the top of Ba Den mountain, you can enjoy the whole poetic scene, especially watching the sunrise from the top of the mountain will be the most wonderful experience.
Visit Ba Den pagoda
Besides conquering the top of the mountain, you should also visit the sacred Ba Den pagoda. It’s located at an altitude of more than 200 m.
Ba Den Pagoda is a famous spiritual tourist destination in Tay Ninh province with over 300 years of history. The main god worshiped on the mountain is Ba Den, also known as Linh Son Thanh Mau.
How to visit: To get here, you can go by stairs or cable car. It takes more than an hour from the foot of the mountain to reach the pagoda.
Attend the ceremony at Tay Ninh Holy See
Tay Ninh Holy See is a fascinating visit if you are interested in alternative beliefs and customs. This temple is the religious work of the Cao Dai religion.
On the campus of the Holy See, there are nearly 100 different large and small architectural works built with bamboo-reinforced concrete.
The main ceremony time is usually at noon daily, so you should arrive here about 11.30 am.
Address: Hoa Thanh district, about 4 km from Tay Ninh city.
Visit Binh Thanh acient tower
You shouldn’t miss Binh Thanh Ancient Tower if you love exploring ancient architecture.
This ancient tower was built around the eighth century and is a typical intact work typical of the Oc Eo culture in the South.
Here, you can find several patterns and decorative reliefs in the shape of flowers, leaves, gods around the main tower.
Explore Dau Tieng Lake
Dau Tieng Lake is one of the places not to be missed when coming to Tay Ninh.
The road to the lake is quite beautiful, and the road is wide and airy. On both sides of the road are wheat fields, green meadows, and you can see mountains and forests in the background.
We also love how peaceful the lake is!
Relax at Tay Ninh Truc stream
Bamboo stream (Suoi Truc) is a pleasant place to visit in Tay Ninh. The stream gets its name thanks to its location, as green bamboo forests surround it.
Visiting this stream, you will enjoy the beauty of nature, immerse yourself in the green space of the bamboo forest. Very interesting, isn’t it?
How to get there: Suoi Truc is located on the highest mountain of Cau mountain cluster, near Dau Tieng Lake.
- Address: Dinh Thanh commune, Dau Tieng district, Binh Duong province.
- Opening hours: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm.
- Ticket price: Free.
Try Tay Ninh cuisine
Each region in Vietnam has its own cuisine, and so does Tay Ninh.
Rice paper wrapped with meat, steamed cassava with coconut milk, and Trang Bang noodles soup are our favorite dishes to try in Tay Ninh.