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Address: Long Thanh Bac Commune | Hoa Thanh District, Tay Ninh, Vietnam
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The Cao Dai religion was founded in southern Vietnam in the 1920's. It was an effort to create a universal set of beliefs incorporating the worldview of the Vietnamese people who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffrey H
Walnut, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've read about the history of Cao Dai and the merge of various religions and it was amazing to see it first hand. I arrived with a group of students and the Cao Dai Temple is amazing. You can actually see first hand their practice. However, you can only view it at a specific location (second floor, towards the back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We missed the ceremony, and felt that the long drive from HCM was not quite worth it. The temple is quite special / extra ordinary. The midday ceremony is from 11.30 am Pay attention to the staff on very you are allowed to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a day tour with An Travel for $9. It included the bus trip (good bus), this temple and a visit to the cu chi tunnels. Worth the drive as its a very interesting thing to see. You get to experience their prayer service

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Walnut, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cao Dai religion was founded in southern Vietnam in the 1920's. It was an effort to create a universal set of beliefs incorporating the worldview of the Vietnamese people who at that time were subjects of a French colonial government. The religion has 3 high priests from each of the traditional Chinese/Vietnamese religions - Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Tourists... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to catch a 'service' 'ceremony' happening. It was very interesting observing, watching the devotees and listening to the music. It added genuine atmosphere. We did this as part of a cruise local tour, and only last minute decided to do it. Was glad we did, as I had thought we were templed out, but really catching the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm really glad I had the opportunity to visit the Cao Dai. It's an amazing experience. If you want the ideological basis then ask Google, so suffice to say here, that Cao Dai is a syncretic religion specific to Southern Vietnam and takes the interesting bits from multiple older religious ideologies and amalgamates them into a completely different and unique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was the first time i visited this temple and was so blown away by the complicated of building and see how they praying. I arrived 11:20 so i have much time to see around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

A beautiful and unique temple. The exterior design is said to be influenced by multiple religion. The interior design, is said to represent the 3 beliefs of the religion (Buddhism, Taoism & Confucianism), is very vibrant and colourful. We arrived just before the noon prayers began. The preparation leading up to it was done in a very orderly manner. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

It's different than you usual South East Asian Temple that you are getting tired to visit in every city. This religion is intriguing and peaceful. The area is really clean and beautiful. Nice architecture and friendly people. I did it combined with the Cu Chi tunnel and almost ended up liking this part better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I'm never overly excited about visiting temples nor am I a religious person but wow I am glad we came here. We arrived just as the daily ceremony was beginning and we stayed for the whole hour it lasted, long after all other tourists had left. The music, the chanting, the clothes, the amazing colours incorporated into the structure and... More 

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