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Cao Dai Temple
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Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple Tour...
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Tay Ninh
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Very nice observing the ceremony, putting aside the loud group of tourists who had to be told to STFU. The balcony does get overcrowded. Best combined with trip to Nui Ba Den mountain, also stopping in the Trang Bang village en-route from HCMC.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Far away from HCMC, but was worth the drive, about 2hr. Quite unique, a symbiotic mixture of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam. Arrived around noon, during the prayer service, all people dressed in white and barefoot. You can go on the second floor for nice photos.
We did this in combination with Cu Chi Tunnels, worth the combination for a full day of activities. At night, a marionette show and dinner.

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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.

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