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Address: Tay Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Quite fascinating!

In terms of religions, Cao Dai is certainly in its infancy. Started in 1926, it appears to be focussed on drawing in just about every other religion. Places of worship have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

In terms of religions, Cao Dai is certainly in its infancy. Started in 1926, it appears to be focussed on drawing in just about every other religion. Places of worship have quite distinct structures, all displaying the blue (Taoism), yellow (Buddhism) and red (Confucianism). There are various symbols and influences that go into this seemingly complex religion which also draws... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Cao Dai Temple is a must-see place for any tourist - leisurely or adventurous, while on a visit to Ho Chi Minh. You can either take a half day tour to Cao Dai Temple or take the full day Cao Dai temple- Cu Chi tunnel tour as I did. It is full value for money, & the temple's beautiful architecture... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It is a picturesque place. With high sealing, tall pillars with dragons on them, a beautiful altar and humble devotees. The four faith devotees coming together and having a prayer saramony was unique. The uniform dresses and vibrant colors added to the solemn atmosphere. The singing and intrument playing added a deep sense of devinity.

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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Pretty wild to see this in person. I was glad that I did the Cu Chi and Cao Dai tour. It was crazy to see the detail and learn about this religion.

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Jupiter, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a very simple temple and only worth a 7 minute stop where you take off your shoes to walk on a dirty floor and steps for being respectiful of the place and walk to the third floor to see an okay religious room.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

On our first day in Ho Chi Minh, we visited the Cao Dai Temple. We were picked up by shuttle bus from our hotel at around 845 AM and went straight to Cao Dai Temple. It was a long bus ride to visit the great holy see which was built in 1929. The Cao Dai Temple is the birthplace of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

my first to visit a temple with ceremonies on-going. great place... a peaceful place... the tourist should observe proper courtesy especially when a ceremony/ritual is on-going.

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Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Seeing this temple was fantastic. The design, colours and images are beautiful. The floor is very hot and you must take your shoes off in and around the temple, take socks just in case! However, I dont recommend seeing the temple as part of a full day tour with Saigon Tourist (based at some hotels!). Our tour was more expensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I find this the most impressive sight and a must see when visiting Vietnam . Very colorful exterior and interior and this is supposed to be the best Cao dai temple in Vietnam. A fusion of mix religion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I found this the most charming pagoda. It is so colourful, ornate and special the way it brings together many religions to gel into one place of worship. The caretaker is also a friendly, happy man that welcomes you with a wave.

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