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Cao Dai Temple

Tay Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

it is hard to imagine why and how people got congregted in a temple complex like this but is absolutely worth to visit this temple and to view with your own eyes to see how religion can be cheerfull and liberal and beautiful .we watched pertly the ceremonie of 12.00 hrs from the balcony and liked this a lot.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was a bizarre trip, the guide on the coach was very enthusiastic about the Cau dai religion, a little bit too enthusiastic, but quite entertaining with it.

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Northern Ireland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to go here and it was well worth the long drive out to Cao Dai to see the religion in practice. We arrived in time for midday prayers......great to watch and the temple itself is really fascinating with all of its bright colors and finery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I ended up here as a by product of a tour to the Cu Chi tunnels and had no prior understanding of what I was actually seeing, however I was very impressed by the beauty and the sheer scale of this temple. It is bright and colourful and really impressive. I had never heard of Caoism and as a student... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The temple is very ornate, tending toward garish. Don't let that put, we visited the temple on a day tour to the tunnels in October 2009. We arrived in the afternoon in time for a ceremony. The combined discipline and colourfulness of the temple made it a rich experience. Well worth the trip.

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oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Loved the architecture here and the giant incense bowls burning thousands of aromatic sticks. A very peaceful place with some stunning photographic opportunities. People try to sell you stuff (as everywhere in Saigon) but are not overly intrusive if you stick with a firm 'no thanks'.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After leaving the horror of the Cuchi tunnels, we experienced a direct contrast by visiting this amazing place. We arrived whilst a service was going on. The sight of white clad people praying quietly was truly authentic. We stood and watched in awe. It is certainly a place to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

we visited the temple before visiting the cu chi tunnels. such a strange culture. very colourful and very different to the temples in cambodia. we also went during a service, so we could see the singing, preying and music. no shoes allowed. the people were generally friendly but you must respect their temple and only stand where they allow you... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Main Cao Dai temple in Tay Ninh is very interesting colorful construction, but usually require full day trip from Hi Chi Minh city (about 80-90km). But, with some effort it can be visited as a detour on the way from Moc Bai border crossing to Ho Chi Minh. In Moc Bai leave the bus at Vietnamese border post and walk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was beautiful with lots of details inside. We had a guide which was helpful as he was able to explain the history behind the temple and the details.

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