Vanishing Saigon

Sights, stories and secrets from Vietnam’s most dynamic city

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Cao Dai Temple

21 May, 2010 (12:57) | Religious Sites | No comments

A popular stop for visitors in Vietnam is the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh- usually a package tour day trip combined with the Cu Chi Tunnels. It’s a well-worn trip. What few people realize, and what very few people get to see, is that there is a Cao Dai Temple in Saigon that happens […]

Tam Son Temple

17 May, 2010 (10:42) | On the Street, Religious Sites | No comments

This small temple was established in 1839 by the Fujian Congregation in Cholon. One distinction of the temple is the dominant presence of local woman here. This is because the temple is dedicated to Trú Sanh, the goddess of fertility, leading many childless families to come here to seek the help of the goddess in […]