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Address: Long Thanh Bac Commune | Hoa Thanh District, Tay Ninh, Vietnam
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Fascinating ceremony, beautiful temple.

The Cao Dai Temple is a magnificant temple, very colourful and a fascinating place. It is based on the three religions of Buddhiism, Tao/Daoism and Confucianism. We arrived... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We Visited the Cao Dai Temple as an addition to a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The temple is fairly new by temple standards, built from 1933 to 1955, for a religion founded less than 100 years ago. The temple is novel, colourful, and surrounded by attractive grounds. To us it was interesting because of this novelty, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You only have to see the outside to realise you are in a very special place - The Great Divine Temple. In common with a lot of other tourists we arrived just before the noon prayers but it was a very interesting ceremony and quite moving. Both sexes were involved and we awere able to see some of the service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Cao Dai Temple is a magnificant temple, very colourful and a fascinating place. It is based on the three religions of Buddhiism, Tao/Daoism and Confucianism. We arrived for the 12:00 noon, hour of prayers. It's very busy at this time, with many tourists entering the temple to witness the fascinating ceremony, which was an experience to be part of.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

an interesting experience high in colors. Do not forget your camera and get there early to have a chance to secure a good spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I came to this with no knowledge or expectation so the experience was a complete surprise. Weaving together the world's major religions into one philosophy is a brilliant concept that Cao Dai has embraced; I have no idea how successful this is; but those nuns?monks? whom we saw at the noon service in the temple were obviously committed to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

fusion of budism , taoism , conficius philosophy and catolicism...it is a welcoming place during your mekong delta visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited this after Cu Chi tunnels. Was there just before 12pm ceremony/session. Temple colourful, and each part and colour symbolizing part of religion. Cao Dai a young religion (started 1926). Procession and ceremony quite unique combining different faiths. Tips- know the rules. Remove shoes and hats. While ceremony in place you cannot walk in front of temple. Be mindful that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I came to this with no knowledge or expectation so the experience was a complete surprise. Weaving together the world's major religions into one philosophy is a brilliant concept that Cao Dai has embraced; I have no idea how successful this is; but those nuns?monks? whom we saw at the noon service in the temple were obviously committed to the... More 

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jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It is a pleasant place to visit and appreciate the building and the tradition specially if you can get there at noon to participate in the hour of prayers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Cao Dai temple is one of the unique attractions in the HCMC area, and a popular destination for day tours. The fascination is understandable as there are many things that aren't always clear before or even when after visiting the temple. For example, is it a religion or a philosophy, what's the basis of the followers' beliefs, what's the... More 

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