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Cao Dai Temple

Tay Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Type: Religious Sites
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This temple is colourful and full of beauty.The philosophy behind this religion is amazing and would provide a pathway to greater understanding between nations.It is a must see.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Caodaism was formally established in the Vietnamese city of Tây Ninh in 1926. The Eye symbolizes the spirit and also the place where the spirit resides in each human being. The spirit or conscience is granted by God to each living being, and thus represents God Himself. The Eye also points to the secret mechanism of enlightenment via esoteric or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The temple itself is stunningly beautiful but it comes alive when practitioners come in to worship. Be sure to ask your guide to see a ritual if you can. Do not go without a guide as turning up at the wrong time, dressed inappropriately and entering the temple in the wrong door will all cause offence.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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