A glance at Tay Ninh, the capital of Caodaism

Last update 10:23 | 20/06/2017

 Founded in 1926 in Tay Ninh province, the Caodaism worships the Divine Eye, known as the eye of heaven and a symbol of its supreme being. It is now the third largest religion in Vietnam.

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The Tay Ninh Holy See, the centre of Caodaism in Vietnam, was completed in 1947, covering an area of more than one sq.km with twelve gates.
The Tay Ninh Holy See has unique architecture ​that combines various religious styles – Buddhism, Christianity, Muslim, Confucianism, Hindu and more.
At the centre of the Holy See’s main temple lies a sphere, the Universe Globe, with the giant Divine Eye shining out on it. The all-seeing Divine Eye represents the eye of heaven and the symbol of the religion’s Supreme Being.
The Divine Eye also appears in the windows at the main temple of the Tay Ninh Holy See.

A religious ritual in the Tay Ninh Holy See.

Dragon dance performance in ‘Dai Le Via Duc Chi Ton’, an annual festival dedicating to Caodaism’s Supreme Being in Tay Ninh Holy See.

A crowd of local residents and tourists attend an exhibition on traditional musical instrument by ​Khmer followers of Caodaism during the festival ‘Dai Le Via Duc Chi Ton’.

A group of musicians are performing in the festival ‘Dai Le Via Duc Chi Ton’.

Hundreds of Caodai followers in Tay Ninh join celebrations of the festival ‘Dai Le Via Duc Chi Ton’.

A girl in white traditional robe join the crowd in celebration of the festival ‘Dai Le Via Duc Chi Ton’.


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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

One thought on “A glance at Tay Ninh, the capital of Caodaism

  1. Sao Minh khong thay rung thong Ben hong thanh that ?!? Du le nua dem, thanh that lung linh huyen ao, trong rung thong ….cung su trang trong cua dao si, de lai cho minh mot dau an thu 1, dau an thu 2, co nguoi anh, duoc moi ve nham chuc, rector dai hoc Cao Dai, duoc 18 thang, di cai tao 12 nam ….nhung chua 1 loi noi xau che do . Dat Tay Ninh, da co nhieu ” thieu gia ” , giau sang, hoc gioi, bo tat ca sau lung, de di khang chien, theo Cach mang, nhu bac Đặng Tri Nhân …..

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