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“Combine with a trip to the CuChi Tunnels”
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 20 October 2017

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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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Caodaism is a fascinating belief system to research and see first-hand. If you're visiting Ho Chi Minh City, then you have an incredible opportunity. It's possible to incorporate a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels with a visit to the Cao Dai Temple. If you do this, then I would recommend an early morning start.

Religious scholars, historians, and others wanting to learn more about a country's culture will find this experience well worth the effort. Before you go, I would encourage you to read up on this unique, monotheistic religion (founded in 1926) which incorporates aspects from Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. It has millions of followers with hundreds of lesser temples. As well, the 'Divine Eye' concept is cool!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Fred d
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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.

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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

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