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Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh

4.1
#23 of 289 in Historic Sites in Vietnam
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Observe the intriguing architecture and colorful devotees at Cao Dai Temple, the seat of a syncretist movement combining Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Catholicism. Built from 1933 to 1955 in an eclectic style, with intense colors reflecting its main philosophies, the temple honors Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Mohammad, as well as Julius Cesar and Joan of Arc. Watch daily singing performances in English set to traditional Vietnamese music, or admire dragon-wrapped columns and an ornate sphere under the watchful left eye of Cao Dai. This temple, blending neo-Gothic, Baroque, and various Eastern styles, lies 90 km (56 mi) from Ho Chi Minh City, close to the Cambodian border. Put Cao Dai Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tay Ninh trip planner.
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  • This temple is really different with other temples. It has a specific symbol - eye- and many different belief are incorporated in this Cao Dai. The services are held 3 times a day, the easiest time...  more »
  • This incredible temple, is so beautiful, peaceful and amazing. the visit really worth it the. You will feel like in heaven.  more »
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  • One of the famous tourist destinations in Tay Ninh is Cao Dai Temple, the worshiping base of a religion originating in the country with its unique architecture in a 1.2 km wide campus. monumental religious - artworks with the mysterious appearance of the East.
  • Nice quiet green well maintained area. Good for both worshipping and sightseeing.
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