Tay Ninh province is approximately 90km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, or about two (2) hours by car. While most visitors to Viet Nam know about this vast tunnel complex and underground fortress, fewer people know the history and significance of the beautiful Black Mountain and the Cao Dai temples that reside nearby. This entire area and these sites are revered by the Vietnamese people, and have held and important place in their history, religion and hearts for centuries. No trip to Viet nam is complete without visiting these significant, beautiful and meaningful treasures.
Nui Ba Den (The Mountain of the Black Virgin) has a unique aura of power and mystery. It is a green tree-covered mass of granite that rises 3,000 feet up out of the rice fields and jungle and into the clouds. Pilots who have had the rare privilege of flying over Black Mountain, when it is briefly free of clouds, comment upon the strange feeling it stirs inside of them.