Cao Dai Temple
Trip Start Nov 08, 2006
260Trip End Ongoing
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Their Saints include: Sun Yat-sen (the Chinese revolutionary and political leader), Victor Hugo (you know...Victor Hugo), and Nguyen Binh Khiem (Vietnamese administrator, educator, and poet). And they didn't forget everybody's favorite carpenter. Jesus is considered an enlightened Buddha and is also revered
They've imitated the Catholic Church, not in a predilection for depicting their deities nailed to the woodwork, but in their governmental structure. They have a pope, cardinals, bishops, and priests.
They welcome visitors and are surprisingly tolerant of gawking tourists. The place was fascinating, the music was incredible, and it was what all religious services are, but rarely embrace - meditation, celebration, and communion, but above all, an incredible show.
Enjoy the photos, and there are 3 videos as well.