Main Hall, Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh Province
Cao Dai, a religious sect with a number of branches and an estimated two million practitioners, was founded in 1919 by Ngo
Van Chieu. Cao Dai (literally, “High Tower,” a Taoist designation for the supreme deity) is an eclectic, all unifying faith
whose saints include Christ, Buddha, Victor Hugo, and Winston Churchill. When Vietnam was under French and Japanese control,
the sect kept its own army.
Clifford, Geoffrey, Photographer
Balaban, John, 1943-, Collaborator
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