Cao Dai Temple
Caodaism is a religion that combines Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, Geniism and Taoism.
Doctrine of the High Daism
Caodaism is a religion that combines Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, Geniism and Taoism. In other words, Caodaism is the perfect synthesis of the world’s most powerful religions. In the early 1920s, Cao Dai Dao was established in South Vietnam but was not officially codified until 1926. In Vietnamese, Cao Dai Dao means “high tower”. The philosophy of a Caodaist is to live faithfully to himself, his family, society, and the world in general. Today, the headquarters of the Cao Dai religion is located in Tay Ninh city, Vietnam. This is not only a sacred temple but also a spectacular structure that attracts tourists from many parts of the country and the world.
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About The Holysee
As the main sanctuary of religion, Cao Dai Holy House today stands prominently in Hoa Thanh district, 5km southeast of Tay Ninh city. The temple was started construction in 1933, but it was not completed until 1955. The temple is spread over an area of 5600 m2 with a length of 140m and a width of 40m. It consists of 4 stupas with different names: Tam Dai, Hiep Thien Dai, Cuu Trung Dai and Ba Quai Dai. Although both the inside and the outside are colorfully decorated, an air of holiness and sanctity pervades the temple. Walking inside this wonderful site, tourists can find a colonnade hall and a huge sanctuary. Everywhere, columns are decorated with dragon symbols and painted in white, red, pink and blue paint colors. The dome in the main hall is divided into 9 parts representing heaven. This is really a picture of a starry night. The dome is located above a giant blue globe, on which is painted the Thien eye, the official symbol of the Cao Dai religion.
Location: Cao Dai Temple
Best for: Families, couples, alone
Hours: 8:00 – 17:00
Distance to city center: 4.5km (2.8 mi)