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Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh province, near ho chi minh city, Vietnam
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Cao Dai ceremony mass in Tay Ninh in Vietnam South East Asia
Rows of nuns and monks in Vietnamese temple

Attend a caodaism ceremony in Vietnam

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The Caodaism religion was founded in 1926 with the aim of cultivating a spiritual life based on charity, humanity and morality. Caodaism lies at the intersection of all religions and includes elements of Christianity, Islam and Taoism, as well as the teachings of more unexpected spiritual guides, such as Victor Hugo, Lenin and Joan of Arc.

The city of Tây Ninh, northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, is the spiritual center of Caodaism. It is home to the Holy See of this religion, a 40-square kilometer area with about a hundred colorful buildings that make it a highly original architectural setting. The Great Temple boasts towers and imposing pavilions. This temple has nine levels representing the nine steps leading to paradise and the interior of the building contains a mixture of influences from all major religions.

If you want to attend a ceremony in Cao Dai Temple, you can go to one of the four prayers of the day, at 6:00 a.m., noon, 6:00 p.m. or midnight. It is best to dress discreetly and decently and to take off your shoes and your hat before entering.

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