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Cao Dai Temple

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Address: Long Thanh Bac Commune | Hoa Thanh District, Tay Ninh 730000, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This is a bit of a ride north of Saigon. We included it on a trip that included Nui Ba Din and a side-trip. It is a big place and very beautiful. There was a ceremony going on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tolland, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All previous reviews, both good and bad, probably sum up this place for me! The journey out here from Saigon was not too long for me however as there were so many interesting sights along the way, as well as the thrill, and skill, of our driver weaving in and out of the traffic on the highway. The temple is... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a bit of a ride north of Saigon. We included it on a trip that included Nui Ba Din and a side-trip. It is a big place and very beautiful. There was a ceremony going on when we were there. It was very impressive. I would highly suggest a visit here. Our Water Buffalo tour guide and driver... More 

Albertslund, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This is a very beautiful and colorful temple, not as usual temples here in Asia. This is a melting pot of three religions. Come just before 12 o'clock and watch the ceremony which is precisely at 12 o´clock.

Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful place to visit. But it is quite far from Ho Chi Minh City. About 3 hours away depending on the traffic. This is the center of worship for the believers of the Cao Dai religion. Must get there at 12:00 pm sharp because it is their prayer time. The area is a peaceful countryside. This place is... More 

Thank Keen B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Cao Dai was created in the 1920's combining elements of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. The temple and surrounding complex is an amazing array of highly ornate, brightly colored columns, panels, buildings. We were able to view the service beginning at noon while angling on the upper floors past rows of worshipers. No shorts or other dress not usually worn in... More 

Thank bruce s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The biggest and most sacred temple of Cao Daoism in Vietnam, an experience that cannot be missed, the religious ceremony is an event that can be viewed from the upper floor where you are squeezed along the other tourists, so be patient. It starts at noon, so better arrive some 20/30 minutes earlier for some proper photos of the outside... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Interesting full-day trip combined with the tunnels in CuChi. The temple is nice and interesting, but the time you can check the celebration and around the temple is somehow short compared to all the time to go there and back. I would still come back here again given the change.

Thank algongar
Armidale, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Visited this traditional Cao Dai Temple in Hoa Thanh district. Happened to be there at midday when the main service was happening and got to stand in the upper balcony near the musicians while the priests and worshippers were entering and getting started. To be honest, 15 minutes of the 60 minute service was enough - all very ritualistic and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This temple is beautiful and interesting. The story of the start of this religion is an interesting one. This location is a long way from Ho Chi Minh City, nearly three hours, so unless you plan to see other things in the area it's a long way to travel for a look at a temple that takes 20-30 minutes at... More 

Thank Susan M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I'm a "can see positive in everything" person but this visit was a big disappointment. Only visit if it's on your way! It's not worth the 3 hour drive there and then the same back from/to Ho Chi Min City. Spent only 40 mins there to see the mid-day service which is nothing extraordinary. The church is not my cup... More 

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