This is the main temple of the Cao Dai faith which seems to be a combination of a large number of other religious beliefs - Islam, Buddism, Christianity, Confucism Taoism, Aninism and a whole lot more besides. Apparently the author Victor Hugo was well revered here. We visited while the congregation was at prayer and also there was a memorial service taking place upstairs with musicians playing traditional Vietnamese instruments. I must say that the congregation was very understanding with the amount of visitors crowded into the upstairs balcony oogling and photographing them at their prayers. They were all dressed in white and prayed in unison - quite a moving sight. The temple is huge and spectacularly colourful in red, yellow and blue, with banners of the male and female leadership on display on the front of the building. Worth a vist. I wouldn't travel 2 hours from Ho Chi Minh City to see this but combined with a trip to the Cu Chi tunnels its worth an extra 30 minutes of your time.
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