Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh

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Observe the intriguing architecture and colorful devotees at Cao Dai Temple, the seat of a syncretist movement combining Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Catholicism. Built from 1933 to 1955 in an eclectic style, with intense colors reflecting its main philosophies, the temple honors Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Mohammad, as well as Julius Cesar and Joan of Arc. Watch daily singing performances in English set to traditional Vietnamese music, or admire dragon-wrapped columns and an ornate sphere under the watchful left eye of Cao Dai. This temple, blending neo-Gothic, Baroque, and various Eastern styles, lies 90 km (56 mi) from Ho Chi Minh City, close to the Cambodian border. Put Cao Dai Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tay Ninh trip planner .
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  • Although the opening day of the near 100 years ago only leaders in Tay Ninh holy sites, but Cao Dai Dao Tam KY Pho or Degrees today has to have a strong stand on spirituality, the cult place of the faithful the tourists, as well as photos of the Tay Ninh Holy See solemn are always attached to this Southern land. Holy see in Tay Ninh Cao Dai is a unique architecture, beautifully coordinated between the Eastern and Western philosophical essence of the Freemasons, but still carry the free culture and identity: the magnificent road star the magnificent, bringing the iconic long ask code look West, there 93m length 22 m, width, height 27 m high tower floor, two as church bell tower is empty and Stock Sounds Appealing floor belfry General Onyx, lower in the middle is Natural floating mounted Radio schedule the statue of "natural" roof, unique bends as the roof family Temple was 112 columns prop. Inner campus in Tay Ninh Holy See, only a few kilometres of the CITY Centre to the East of the district, the Republic has an area of approximately 100 Hectares, surrounded by a wall of brick fence, beyond 4000 m Chief also had 11 extra ports the inside is a large square of hundreds of square meters, with many religious temples, especially on green lawns have the a bodhi tree ancient India and a monument of Prince Si Reached Ma sits on horseback to find relief. The Tay Ninh Holy see not only is the Church's famous psychic at High Southern Lands, which it also is one of the most fascinating tourist attractions, about the religion of Tay Ninh province , each year attracts millions of weekly visitors to visit Vedic Astrology cult.
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  • This is a monotheistic religion officially established in the city of Tây Ninh in southern Vietnam in 1926, and the building gives me bad vibes and a weird feeling. Apparently they combined a number o...  more »
  • The temple is very unique but I felt uncomfortable inside, bad energy. The staff was rude too and doesn't speak English, even yelling outside.  more »
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  • A beautiful temple in the rural area of Vietnam. The religion/cult pulls elements from different culture and Asian religion. Definitely a great place to visit.
  • Definitely a unique temple and one of which we have never been to before. The I really enjoyed watching the ceremony and seeing the congregation in there religious robes. A colourful temple which stands out from the others. I would recommend a visit here.
  • Temple with interesting archictecture. Visited at 12pm to attend the daily ceremony (somewhat interesting).
  • Unique place The most significant prayer time is on 12noon Please follow the rule and regulations as this is a sacred place
  • Cao Dai sure is an original place and caodaism is a fascinating religion. We visited the temple during the noon mass. A disciplined crowd of believers all praying in perfectly aligned ranks. And dozens of tourists rushing around taking pictures and videos while being told off by gate keepers. What a beautiful chaos! But unfortunately, this temple is not worth the (long) ride from Ho Chi Minh city.
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