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Review of Cao Dai Temple

Cao Dai Temple
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Full-Day Cao Dai Temple and Black Lady Mountain...
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Tay Ninh
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for a new religion. There are influences from Christianism, Islamism, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Very pretty outside - ornate decorations. Well worth a drive out and spend maybe 30-40 minutes wandering around.
The gardens are very pretty.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank James Q
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

As a guide who casually bring tourist to this destination, I found this place not only really holly but also fascinating. This temple is the main Facility of Cao Dai religion, built in 1955 only but the structure itself attracts every tourists come here, as well as overwhelming them.
This is a must visit place, if you found this place boring then maybe you're not a true traveler or you joined a very low-service tour

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ThomasNguyen94
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is an amazing temple. It is built a little remote to the usual suburbia and is approached by a huge roadway on each side and an equally large quadrangle (for want of description) which stretches from the entrance to the main road: this space is a forbidden area whilst any ceremony is taking place in the temple.

There is a viewing area, you are ushered to permitted areas to view certain ceremonies.The acoustics seemed good given the huge arae covered by the temples worship area.

This is definitely not "just another church" familiar to the ears of tourists in Europe as you stop to see the umpteenth cathedral etc. Cao Dai decor is ornate and impressive and there is one really large mural/painting at the entrance of this impressive establishment which can be included in your photos, but if in doubt ask one of the ushers.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

When I joined a day-tour to the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam, one of the places we visited was the Province of Tay Nihn. Our guide took us to a Cao Dai Temple. I had never heard of Cao Dai religion before, but I thought it was a good experience to visit the place just to get a feel of Vietnamese spirituality.

The place is about 85 kms away from the city of Ho Chi Minh. It took us around a couple of hours to reach the temple. It was very colorful and artistically decorated both inside and outside. There was an on-going religious function when we got there, and we were clearly instructed not to be too invasive in taking pictures and roaming inside the temple.

Caodaism is a monotheistic religion founded in southern Vietnam in the late 1920s. Its adherents have their regular prayer, observe vegetarianism, believe in reincarnation and non-violence. Cao Dai Temple is the centerpiece of the so-called "Holy See compound," a vibrant center of a mixture of different religious traditions. There was a central altar inside the temple called "The Eye." The worshipers were all dressed in white. Some of them had a white band around their head.

Visiting Cao Dai Temple was a good opportunity to see one facet of Vietnamese reality. We were exposed to one of its local religions instead of simply limiting ourselves to visiting the country's usual tourist and historical spots and trying out the local cuisine. I would highly recommend a visit to Cao Dai Temple even for just a short time.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank CzarEmmanuel
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