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Tay Ninh

Tay Ninh (thi xa in Vietnam) is the capital of the province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam. Tay Ninh has an estimated 51,000 inhabitants.

The city is the center of the Vietnamese Cao Dai religion.

Cao Dai

Cao Dai (Cao Đi) or Caodaisme is a relatively new and syncretic monotheistic religion officially established in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam in 1926. Đạo Cao Đi is the short name, full name is Đại Đạo Tam Ky Pho DJO. It is an attempt to create the ideal religion of the North and South Vietnamese religions for reunification. The result is a colorful mix of Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Taoism, Vietnamese spiritualism and Christianity. "Cao Dai" literally means "tower", in this way there is a reference to God. In the Tay Ninh province and the Mekong Delta, this belief is most strongly represented. There are early 2006 about 3 million followers of the Caodasme. The ultimate goal of a follower of the Caodasme is to escape from the cycle of reincarnation. In doctrine are in this religion many elements from various Asian religions, but the shape and the names of the clergy and the Christian churches is rather inspired.

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  • Pros:Strangest temple I ever saw
  • Cons:Very closed community
  • Last visit to Tay Ninh: Mar 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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