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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. To visit Cao Dai Temple on your holiday in Tay Ninh, and find out what else Tay Ninh has to offer, use our Tay Ninh itinerary planner.
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  • Cao Dai temple is very large. The religion Caodaism was started in the mid 1920's on Phu puoc island and combine many religion on the word such as: Buddhist, Confucianism, Hinduism, Christianity. The ...  more »
  • Visit this temple during a travel group, very colorful, an impression of cheerfulness when we get back! We have not seen a ceremony but very surprised to see Victor Hugo figure prominently at the entrance to the temple!
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  • The Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh was definitely beautiful. While I enjoyed the ceremony, they don’t seem to be set up to support tourists, and we were all crammed in small areas that had a poor view, ye...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This is the first time I've heard of Caodaism and seeing the temple was simply beautiful. This temple has a mixture of three major religions and the architecture as well as the art within are very unique. I definitely recommend seeing it and if possible with a local (that speaks your language) without the tour so you don't have to feel rushed as you explore this site.
  • One of the most majestic spiritual places I ever went . The monks in charge of secuirity were a bit rude but that was nothing compared to the beauty inside
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  • Fused Christianity, Buddhism, and Confucianism Cao Cao's temple. Tay Ninh provinces, number of believers is likely most. Eyes are drawn in the triangle is the symbol. Three corners of Christianity and Buddhism pointing to it. Someone to play in the circle if you go up to the second floor of the main hall. In Viet Nam to represent the Moon circle is.
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