Sights of Cao Dai

It was way back in 2010 when we visited Cao Dai Temple.  Friends have been asking if it’s worth visiting.

For one thing, it’s around 2.5 hours away from District 1 on a bus moving at a speed of 40kph — really, really slow.

If you’re the type that is interested in culture, religion, history, and architecture, I say, this is a perfect place to visit.

Caodaism is the combination of  Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism represented by The Holy See — the left eye.  The left eye was chosen rather than the right, because it’s closer to the heart.  It’s really interesting to see the three religions work closely and the devout in their prayer garb.  Prayers are said at 6 am, 12 nn, and 6 pm.

When you do visit, leave your shoes at the doors and don’t stray in the middle of the temple.

Here are some photos of our visit.

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