Cao Dai Tay Ninh temple is famous for its beautiful and majestic architecture, located on a vast green campus, becoming a tourist destination of Tay Ninh tourism.
Cao Dai temple architecture
Tay Ninh temple was started construction in 1933, but until 1955, it was just inaugurated. The temple is an architectural complex of a large scale with nearly 100 different works, harmoniously arranged in the campus which is more comprehensive than 1km², surrounded by lush greenery.
Cao Dai architecture
The whole Tay Ninh temple is 97.5m long, 22m wide with the typical architectural style of Cao Dai religion, and the decorative art interference between East Asia and the West. The temple is supported by 156 solid round columns of all sizes.
Inside Cao Dai temple, it consists of two rows with the dragon images carved delicately. On the ceiling are 9 spaces of the sky, clouds, and stars. In the background, there are 9 levels called "Nine gods." The main hall worships Thien Nhan, surrounded by 8 dragon columns forming a bagua.
A symbol of Tay Ninh
Other typical projects located in the Cao Dai temple campus are Hanh Duong (a place for meeting and opening monk training course), Giao Tong Duong, Ho Phap Duong, Nu Dau Su Duong, Trung Tong, Tan Nhon, Khanh Dinh, Thuyen Bat Nha, hospitals, schools, workshops, etc., especially the Buddhist temple, where worshiping the Mother God - the holy mother of humanity.
Cao Dai Tay Ninh temple tourism
It is both the most significant shrine of Cao Dai religion and the unique architecture, combining Eastern - Western philosophical views and expressing many spiritual elements harmoniously. Not only is it a sacred place with religious followers, but Tay Ninh temple is also an attractive tourist destination for travelers from all over the world.
Tourists can visit the Cao Dai temple at different times of the day, but they often choose the main ceremony time (noon) to admire the architecture and view the formal and attractive ceremony of Cao Dai coreligionist. In the temple, there will be free guides. However, you need to know some rules to consider, such as having your shoes outside, speaking quietly, or if you want to go upstairs to take photos, you need to ask first.
A ceremony of Cao Dai temple
In particular, on January 8 and the full moon of the lunar August every year, there will be two most prominent festivals of the Cao Dai Tay Ninh temple, attracting a large number of pilgrims and tourists to attend.