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The Caodai Great Temple

Tay Ninh is approx. 100klm northwest of HCMC. We came here on a full day tour which also included a stop at the Cu Chi Tunnels.
The Caodai Great Temple was built between 1933 and 1955. It is the prettiest religious building that I have ever seen.
Caodaism is an interesting and colourful sect founded in the early 1920's, and based on messages revealed in seances to Ngo Minh Chieu, the group's founder. There are over 2 million followers of Caodaism in Vietnam. Victor Hugo is one westerner that is especially revered by the Caodai. I must do some more research on this as it seems like a fascinating subject.

Inside the Great Temple

The attention to detail inside is amazing

Noon service

During the service, devotees don red, blue and yellow robes. These signify Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism repectively.

  • Last visit to Tay Ninh: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 9, 2008
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