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VIETNAM 2013 #154

The Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh has a unique architecture. It is a mixture of Asian and European architectures,(see previous upload).

It is a quite an imposing building: 140 meters long, 40 meters wide and 36 meters high.

The interior of the Cao Dai Temple is adorned by 18 columns painted in pink with sculptures of dragons and snakes. The columns divide the central part of the Temple in 9 regions, representing 9 regions of the Mekong Delta and also 9 stages.

The ceilings are painted in blue represents the sky and the stars.

At the far end of the temple, stands the main altar with a huge ball symbolizing the world. The divine eye looking down dominates the place.

Around the temple representations of the divine eye, which observes the faithful.

Tags: Temple Vietnam South west Landscape and travel THI XA TAY NINH CAO DAI RELIGION TAY NINH TAY NINH PROVINCE TOA THANH

Voters: Bzox, Jasper87, jdenman and 34 more

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Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
14 Nov 2013 9:33AM
So decorative. Lovely perspective in v2.


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jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
14 Nov 2013 9:40AM
Beautiful place and images.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
14 Nov 2013 9:43AM
What a magical place to visit and capture: excellent detail and with so much to take in and appreciate,
14 Nov 2013 9:48AM
A really stunning set of images of this incredibly beautiful place!

vickyf 14 8 8 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 10:39AM
Spectacular sight. V2 is wonderful Smile
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
14 Nov 2013 10:43AM
Some insight Jean !
10 10 10 England
14 Nov 2013 11:07AM
A beautiful and amazing place and thank you for the explanation of the meanings.
Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
14 Nov 2013 12:11PM
Wow what a stunning series of images

Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
14 Nov 2013 12:40PM
Most impressive....what amazing craftsmanship went into this. v2 is especially pleasing.
jdinne 16 16 England
14 Nov 2013 1:11PM
Stunning fascinating set and just love composition in V1

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
14 Nov 2013 4:25PM
Wonderful shots showing the fantastic ornamentation Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 4:51PM
A beautiful set of beautiful images capturing the very best of the ornate grandeur of this beautiful Temple J-N

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 6:44PM
This is some spectacular building

Can it be out shone anywhere else

Methinks not

jaktis 15 84 Sweden
15 Nov 2013 5:27AM
So many details, must have taken some tiime to create

viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2013 6:35PM
Amazing and beautiful.


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