A huge and beautiful complex. Cao Dai is a new religion which tries to combine the widom of the many established faiths. I would have liked a bit more information but other than that it was great.
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The Cao Daia Temple is located a couple of hours away from Ho Chi Minh. We went through an organized tour combing it with the Cu Chi Tunnels. The building itself is ok, a bit kitsch. I had never heard about the Cao Dai religion...More
Caodaism is a new religion formed in the 1926, here in Thay Ninh. It melts doctrines from Western and Eastern religions. This Temple is the main centre of Caodism. It’s worth visiting during prayer sessions : very impressive! It's not too far from Saigon. It's...More
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.
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...More
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...More
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...More