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Cao Dai Temple

Tay Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple Full-Day Tour...
72%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Wow! Stunning and ornate both inside and outside. We had been warned pre-tour that getting inside wasn't allowed and we would have to enjoy only the walking around the outside - which would have been worth it anyway. However on arrival we found we were able to go inside and observe the end of their regular morning service. The inside... More

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This weird (merged) religion has adopted the most revolting tacky style of Luna park architecture and decoration imaginable. The incredulity of mankind never fails to amuse me, its almost worth a visit to be made feel sick.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

As with most people we visited here after the Chi Chi Tunnels as part of an organised tour. It is a beautiful temple, and great to see different faiths worshiping together. It is very much like a tourist conveyor belt, and I did feel a little intrusive during prayer times. However, it is a beautiful place and I am glad... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The name and religion itself is already interesting and mysterious, Caodaism. The philosophy of the religion is amazing and the idea of different beliefs under one roof is just beautiful and provide a pathway to better understanding and tolerance of all religion. The temple is colorful and do not miss the ceremony before noon and to see how the whole... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Created in 1926 by a Vietnamese man who elected himself the first Pope, this religion combines Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The "Holy See" is a cocophony of all cultures, and has the most striking paintwork of any building I've seen! Shoes off to enter, and make sure you're respectful of those who are there praying, but you are welcome... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is just O.K.Nothing special.If one is not interested in Religious matters,it can be skipped.The only point of interest is the temple symbolises amalgamation of Hinduism,Buddism,Christianity and Islamic.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While the tour guide told us this is a working temple, it does appear to be very conducive to tourists, having ushers to move the tourist mass into position to view the popular noon prayer service. More tourists than believers. I found it difficult to treat it seriously.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The combination of 4 religions that formed the basis of this religion makes it difficult to comprehend. Interestingly, they have a prayer process 4 times a day and the process at 12 noon and 6pm are most watched by tourists

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Betchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A great place to go ...fascinating and so pretty ...your religion doesn't matter ..just the way you live your life ..isn't that the way it should be?

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Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It is quite far from the center of the city so if you are not headed this way it is something you can skip from your itinerary. Here you will witness the religious ceremony which is unique to the Vietnamese people.

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