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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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Huge place; a must go place in Tay Ninh

This temple is originally built many years ago, and have been constantly touched up. Currently, this temple sits in between well built roads and many different well built... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter what your religion, even if you are a non believer in religion, this temple is fascinating. It is the center of the intriguing Cao Dai sect. Cao Dai is a Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism. The Temple was built between 1933 and 1955, and closely resembles a Christian cathedral in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is originally built many years ago, and have been constantly touched up. Currently, this temple sits in between well built roads and many different well built "houses". This place is one of the few places that the whole of Vietnam will come to visit, especially during Tet and lunar calendar august 15th and 18th.

Thank Melvin Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew that they could combine 5 religions into one? This is a colourful place, with soulful singers and musicians. It's a little out of the way from Saigon, but could be included as part of a tour with Cu Chi Tunnels. If on a tour, realize that no matter which tour company you book with, you'll all end up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Temple in time to watch the Midday Mass, one of 4 services each day. We we're surprised to find that visitors are welcome to watch from an upstairs gallery. You are expected to remove your shoes and your hat before entering. During our visit, only the gallery at the back was accessible, with the side galleries... More 

1 Thank Tom M
Feilding, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful temple. Spent time looking around outside before watching the worship. The feeling of peace and tranquility is everywhere.

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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I always thought it impossible for a foreginer to hire a self-drive car in Vietnam. It isn´t. So we drove from Bien Hoa, up through Binh Doung, stopping at the Cu Chi tunnels before making it to the temple. It is an impresive comstruction standing alone in a huge temple fortress area surrounded by sreets and temple dorms. We didn´t... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

As the title said. Very interesting to observe Cao Dai holy see at noon but it is too far and we spent 6 hours (round trip) on the bus for 20 mins visit. Very colorful temple with this combo religion found in 1926 in south Vietnam. I totally agree with another review that you need to read about this Caodaism... More 

Thank SaigonHeinz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The temple is amazing on a grand scale. Beautifully ornate and colourful, truly a feast for the eyes!! An interesting concept of combining many religions together and worshipping together in harmony. We did the temple tour combined with the Cu Chi Tunnels tour and it was a really really long day of traveling. As great as both tours were it... More 

Thank Meeks21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Cao Dai religion is a bit unusual but interestin, combining Catholicism, Buddhism and Confusionism together with whatever other religion you choose. The colorful temple is quite spellbinding and makes all the other types of temples pale in comparison. If you are going to see the tunnels at Cu Chi, spend a little extra time and make the trip to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Not really sure what to think about it. A religion created about 100 years ago. The temple is amazing. The ceremony was nice to see.

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