Vietnam - Cao Dai Temple

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In My Tho we visited a Cao Dai temple, which was strikingly clean and orderly compared to the Hindu and Buddhist temples we'd been visiting. According to Wikipedia, Cao Dai "is a relatively new, syncretist, monotheistic religion, officially established in the city of Tây Ninh, southern Vietnam, in 1926." It has only three saints: Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm (1491–1585), a Vietnamese administrator, educator, poet, sage; Victor Hugo; and Sun Yat-Sen. A somewhat strange collection, we thought.

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