What are the tourist spots in Tay Ninh?

Tay Ninh is considered as an important international exchange gateway between Vietnam and Cambodia, Thailand … so there are many tourist attractions. Let’s come to 10 famous tourist sites of Tay Ninh that tourists can not ignore when visiting here!

1. Dau Tieng Lake

Dau Tieng Lake

Dau Tieng Lake

Dau Tieng Lake, 20 kilometers from Tay Ninh city, is an artificial lake with an extremely large area (about 270 square kilometers). The main role of the lake is to provide irrigation water for surrounding provinces such as Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, flood discharge and support for water purification plants in the above provinces.

Dau Tieng lake is endowed with its beauty combining natural and man-made scenery when it becomes a popular destination for tourists. The lake surface is clear, green and romantic surrounding features and many activities for you to experience such as sailing, camping, fishing, etc. All of the aforementioned factors create a attraction of Dau Tieng Lake for visitors.

2. Ma Thien Lanh tourism area

Ma Thien Lanh tourism area

Ma Thien Lanh tourism area

Located on the territory of Thanh Tan commune, Tay Ninh town, Ma Thien Lanh is formed by three mountains Ba Den Mountain, Heo Mountain and Phung Mountain. The tourism area has primeval forests which reach the area of hundreds of hectares and wild streams which are mysterious and poetic.

To get to this place, you will travel on a long asphalt road of 3 kilometers from provincial road 785 to Phung Mountain, and then go to Ma Thien Lanh. As the name implies, the road to this place is quite cliff and rugged. Therefore, before going, you should prepare carefully both physical and mental to be safe in Ma Thien Lanh.
After going through this difficult road, you will be immersed in the wild, beautiful scenery and peace of this place that has not been much affected by human.

3. Ba Den Mountain

Ba Den Mountain

Ba Den Mountain

The famous Ba Den mountain is 11 kilometers from the city of Tay Ninh. This mountain is the highest mountain in the South of Vietnam with the height of 986 meters. It is located in the cultural and historical vestiges of Tay Ninh and can be considered as the symbol of this land. Today, to serve the needs of tourists who have been here, the cable car installed by local authorities has taken you from the foot of the mountain to the mount.

From a distance, this mountain is shaped like a cone that is placed between the beautiful plain. From the top of this mountain, you can see the bubbling clouds, the cool air makes you feel like your soul is stretched out, and you wanna throw away all worries in life. The top of the mountain is a place where tourists choose to organize fun camp activities, watch the charm of the surroundings.

4. Tay Ninh Holy Tower

Tay Ninh Holy Tower

Tay Ninh Holy Tower

About 4 km south-west of the center of Tay Ninh is the Tay Ninh Holy Tower, a famous Cao Dai temple. This is a cluster of works which are both architectural, artistic and religious features its massive scale. The peculiarity of the Holy Tower’s architecture is that it is entirely built of bamboo concrete, and the whole structure of the monastery looks to the west.

Arriving here, travelers have to remember the following things: the main holy time of the day is 12 am; when entering the court is not wearing shoes; and must enter by the door on both sides, men go door on the right and women go door left.

5. Binh Thanh ancient tower

Binh Thanh ancient tower

Binh Thanh ancient tower

Located on the right bank of Vam Co Dong river, Binh Thanh ancient tower is the ancient land of Ook Eo culture that has existed since the 8th century. This ancient tower reaches a height of 10 meters, each side of the tower is 5 meters long and in the four directions of East-West-South-North. The main door of Binh Thanh ancient tower towards the East, the remaining three sides have false door engraved with many exquisite patterns.
Considered as a very solid, elaborate architecture that survived from the 8th century, but the place is still almost unchanged and not much destroyed by the time. Indochina Research Association has discovered this ancient tower in 1886, and it was classified as an architectural monument in 1993 and restored in 1999. Visitors are more and more visited here. If you have a chance to travel Tay Ninh, you should not forget to visit this place.

6. Chop Mat Tower

Chop Mat Tower

Chop Mat Tower

Chop Mat Tower is an architecture recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a historical-cultural relic and one of the last three remaining ancient towers in the South of Vietnam. All the towers are built of brick and slate with the pointed spire. As estimated, the tower reaches an height of 10 meters. The tiles are stacked, and the impression is that it’s such tigh tiles that it is impossible to find a gap. The main wall of the tower is located in the east and the remaining three sides are rotated in three directions: West, South, North. This is the work reflects the sophistication and talent of the ancient Eoco.

In addition, this ancient tower is located on the high mound in the middle of the field. Therefore, when observed in a far position, the tower is like the pen is rising up. To sum up, this is a great place to explore.

7. Lo Go – Xa Mat National Park

Xa Mat National Park

Xa Mat National Park

Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park, about 30 km north-west of Tay Ninh city, marks the transition between the Central Highlands and the South East. This park is relatively large, because it is located in 4 communes including Tan Lap, Tan Binh, Hoa Hiep and Thach Tay. Lo Go – Xa Mat has more than 8500 hectares of strictly protected forest area, more than 10,000 hectares of which is ecological lakes.

It is rich in vegetation, as it owns semi-deciduous forest, deciduous forest, common forest along with Melaleuca forest. Many of Lo Go Xa Mat’s flora species are listed in the Red Book such as marmosets, masters, etc. In addition to visiting the forests with diverse vegetation, you can also go sailing on Vam Co Dong River.

8. The central ground of the South department

The central ground of the South department

The central ground of the South department

About 20km north of Tay Ninh city, just off the Cambodian border, it is The central ground of the South department. This was a greatly significant place in the two wars against the French and American army, the area of the revolutionary headquarters of the South, and also the area receiving the direct direction from revolutionary’s leaders of the South to the day when the South region completely liberated.

Today, this historical relic has been redeveloped into two main areas including the monument and the memorial. This place still marks the home, workplace of revolutionary comrades of our Center. Therefore, visting here, you have the opportunity to explore some of life in the revolutionary years and understand how difficult the previous generation has gone through to liberate our country.

9. Long Dien Son Tourist Area

Long Dien Son Tourist Area

Long Dien Son Tourist Area

About 5km from the center of Tay Ninh city and 3km from Nui Ba tourist area, Long Dien Son tourist site will be the place to visit when arriving Tay Ninh. This place is famous for its spacious, airy and watery space and a water park with many exciting games for those who enjoy the whole holiday with friends and family.

Long Dien Son water park is more than 2 hectares, and it is the only and largest water park in Tay Ninh province. When entertaining at the water park, you will have a chance to try some of the most adventure games such as slides, artificial waves, etc or children’s areas for those who come here to play in the form of family.

10. Thai Son Pagoda, Cau Mountain

Thai Son Pagoda

Thai Son Pagoda

This site is not located in Tay Ninh province, but it is located in the Cau mountain – Dau Tieng lake tourist area. Consequently, you can visit the pagoda on your journey to Tay Ninh. When you go through two large gate triangular, you will see the nine-storey Thai Son tower reaching a height of 36 meters stands gravely between the sky and the ground. And next to the tower, there is a statue of Bodhisattva Bodhisattva with a warm smile.

Thai Son Pagoda is so sacred that the number of tourists coming here is extremely crowded, especially on the 13th, 14th, 15th lunar month or the Buddha’s birthday. When arriving Tay Ninh, especially being on the way to visit Dau Tieng Lake, you should visit this pagoda to watch the sublime and sacred tower with the grand Buddhist architecture and light some incenses to pray for peace.

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