Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The great temple of Cao Dai

October 7, 2010
Cao Dai Temple, Tay Nihn, Vietnam

Exterior of the fascinating Great Temple of Cao Dai

Altar with sphere and the Divine Eye

A Cao Dai bishop dressed in yellow, indicating special adherence to the
Buddhism aspects of his faith.

View down the long nave, bordered by 28 columns.

Cao Dai laymen and priests during a service

Location: Near the Cambodian border 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, near the market village of Long Than, 5 km from Tay Nihn. 

Getting there: The easiest and most popular way to visit the Cao Dai Temple is on an organized tour from Ho Chi Minh city. The bus ride takes about two hours.

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