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Cao Dai Temple

Address: Tay Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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White Plains, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Could not access the main Temple, but in the smaller temple learned a lot about the Cao Dai religion, peace oriented with aspects from different religions by talking to a nun leader of the community

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Sydney, Aust
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This temple of the Cao Dai religion is lovely and colourful. We were lucky to be there at a time of prayer. You can take off your shoes and go inside the temple. The religion (established in Vietnam in 1926) combines elements of many of the worlds religions including - Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism, Islam, Confucianism, Judaism and Hinduism. It is... More 

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Santa Fe
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This temple is beautiful and thought provoking. The Cao Di religion combine the best of Buddhism,Christianity, and Islam. The Temple is colorful and inspiring, and the religious service, which we were fortunate to experience, was fascinating.

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Berlin, Germany
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The religion itself is really interesting. You should definitely read about it before hand. The building itself is colorful and the design repeats so it doesn't actually overwhelm the visitor. Unfortunately, we couldn't walk around the hall, but were able to walk around the back part and the viewing balcony for the service. It would be great if there were... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

we could go in whilst the ceremony was taking place and it was a a very beautiful temple, not as old as it looks. There was some confusion about which door the ladies could enter and exit.So we had to walk on the hot ground to get back to our shoes.

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Weston, Connecticut
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Even if you've been in a ton of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, etc. - you've not seen this before. An almost sensory overload of colors and sounds you almost don't know where to look first when you enter. When we were there, a couple of hundred people were kneeling and chanting in unison - seeing and hearing that was worth... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It takes around 3~4 hours to be here from HCMC ~ if you are interested in religious and culture for this place, then it is worth while to come ~~ Make sure you are here before 12noon to catch up their praying ceremony :) ~~

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Cao Dai Temple is out of the way and takes roughly 3-4 hours to get to it. Take plenty of water with you for the ride. Once you get there, you enter a large compound and the temple is near the back. We arrived right before temple time. The monks went along with their daily business and a few... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nothing much to see really, we paid one incense that would burn for a week and made three wishes. If you've been to other temples it's just the same. Not highly recommended.

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Northumberland
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Such a peaceful place and very beautiful. We were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather the day we visited. Was a serene feel to the whole place. Very pleased we were able to fit a half day trip into our holiday.

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