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Cao Dai Temple

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Address: Long Thanh Bac Commune | Hoa Thanh District, Tay Ninh 730000, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Beautifull temple

This is a very beautiful and colorful temple, not as usual temples here in Asia. This is a melting pot of three religions. Come just before 12 o'clock and watch the ceremony which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael H
Albertslund, Denmark
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Albertslund, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very beautiful and colorful temple, not as usual temples here in Asia. This is a melting pot of three religions. Come just before 12 o'clock and watch the ceremony which is precisely at 12 o´clock.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful place to visit. But it is quite far from Ho Chi Minh City. About 3 hours away depending on the traffic. This is the center of worship for the believers of the Cao Dai religion. Must get there at 12:00 pm sharp because it is their prayer time. The area is a peaceful countryside. This place is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cao Dai was created in the 1920's combining elements of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. The temple and surrounding complex is an amazing array of highly ornate, brightly colored columns, panels, buildings. We were able to view the service beginning at noon while angling on the upper floors past rows of worshipers. No shorts or other dress not usually worn in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest and most sacred temple of Cao Daoism in Vietnam, an experience that cannot be missed, the religious ceremony is an event that can be viewed from the upper floor where you are squeezed along the other tourists, so be patient. It starts at noon, so better arrive some 20/30 minutes earlier for some proper photos of the outside... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting full-day trip combined with the tunnels in CuChi. The temple is nice and interesting, but the time you can check the celebration and around the temple is somehow short compared to all the time to go there and back. I would still come back here again given the change.

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Armidale, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this traditional Cao Dai Temple in Hoa Thanh district. Happened to be there at midday when the main service was happening and got to stand in the upper balcony near the musicians while the priests and worshippers were entering and getting started. To be honest, 15 minutes of the 60 minute service was enough - all very ritualistic and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is beautiful and interesting. The story of the start of this religion is an interesting one. This location is a long way from Ho Chi Minh City, nearly three hours, so unless you plan to see other things in the area it's a long way to travel for a look at a temple that takes 20-30 minutes at... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a "can see positive in everything" person but this visit was a big disappointment. Only visit if it's on your way! It's not worth the 3 hour drive there and then the same back from/to Ho Chi Min City. Spent only 40 mins there to see the mid-day service which is nothing extraordinary. The church is not my cup... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Being a fan of Dali and Gaudi this was right up my street. You are going to love it or hate it but you will want to see it. It is an explosion of colour, absolutely stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

No matter what your religion, even if you are a non believer in religion, this temple is fascinating. It is the center of the intriguing Cao Dai sect. Cao Dai is a Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism. The Temple was built between 1933 and 1955, and closely resembles a Christian cathedral in... More 

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