Men preying inside Cao Dai cathedral (Great Temple of the Holy See) - Tay Ninh

Men preying inside Cao Dai cathedral  (Great Temple of the Holy See) - Tay Ninh

Men preying inside Cao Dai cathedral (Great Temple of the Holy See) - Tay Ninh


Inside Cao dai temple, Tay Ninh about 100 km from Ho Chi Minh city

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The capital of the same-named province, Tay Ninh is situated 95 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City and is the original home of the Cao Dai religion.

The town itself is a bit of a nondescript affair -- accommodation and eateries are available, but very few travellers choose to overnight here -- primarily because the tours from Saigon are so affordable -- some going for as little as US$2 per person!

The people flock her to see the Cao Dai Holy See -- the great temple of the Cao Dai faith -- which sits a few km outside of town. A garish meld of styles and influences, the temple is dominated by the divine eye which is the religion's representation of God -- for those who are curious, it's a left eye. The temple is done out in hues of pink and baby blues, with a brilliant interior bedecked with eight grandiose pillars wrapped with writhing dragons, and a ... Read our complete Tay Ninh travel guide

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