Out of Saigon - Cao Dai Temple, Ho Chi Minh City

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    the"divine eye"
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    facade of Cao Dai Temple
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    a very fine weather for a temple visit
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    Cao Dai Temple

    by jmmorgan Written Apr 14, 2003

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    Cao Dai

    If you book a tour to Cu chi they usually include this as well.
    The temple holds it's service around lunchtime and hundreds of tourists come along to watch from the upstairs balcony.
    The worshippers are very colourful and not a bit fazed by the huge audience they have. Photography is allowed inside but some of the areas outside are cordoned off so good pics of the outside are difficult to get.

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    The DIVINE EYE of Caodaism,...

    by drolkar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The DIVINE EYE of Caodaism, which came to symbolize the religion after the founder saw it in a vision. Visitors are allowed to attend Caodai ceremonies, of which there are four daily.

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    Visit the CAODAI GREAT TEMPLE...

    by drolkar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit the CAODAI GREAT TEMPLE in Tay Ninh, which must number among the world's most extravagant architectural undertakings. Built between 1933 and 1955, it looks something like a cross between a church and a Chinese pagoda ! In addition to the sect's founder Ngo Minh Chieu, the French writer Victor Hugo is one of the figures who are worshipped in Caodaism.

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    The "Eye" - Cao Dai Temple

    by chatterley Written Jul 1, 2005

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    You'll see lots of the "eye" around the perimeter of the temple. The "eye" is surrounded by lotus flowers - a symbol of Buddhism.

    Somehow, we just found it kinda creepy...

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    Tay Ninh, the Great Temple - musicians

    by chrisvandenbroucke Updated Nov 7, 2004

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    Tay Ninh: Great Temple

    Musicians inside the Great Tay Ninh Temple.
    They create a holy atmosphere when performing
    Even when you're not religious,you're overwhelmed by the atmosphere

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    All seeing eye and more than 3-in-1

    by muddybok Written Sep 25, 2004

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    Cao Dai

    The Cao Dai religion justified their faith by having all the best moral values from major religions.

    But my personal view is Cao Dai is one super-messed-up religion.

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    Tay Ninh, the Great Temple

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Feb 23, 2004

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    Tay Ninh: Great Temple

    Inside view of the Great Temple

    Look at all the people nicely sitting in very straight rows.

    The colours of their dresses show their religious grade

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    Cao-daism main church.

    by MJL Updated Aug 24, 2002

    Very strange religion combining Buddhism, Taoism and some other Chinese religion. Men will be a right hand side and women a left hand side. How high they are in rank so higher they are in the temple.

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