8. Visit the most unusual holy city on the planet!
Tay Ninh is a busy town on the Mekong Delta. Here, you’ll find the Cao Dai Temple, the Holy See of the Cao Dai religion. Caodaism is a Vietnamese hybrid religion. It fuses Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, occult and Islam with the ultimate goal to attain freedom from the cycle of life and death. Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed and even French novelist Victor Hugo are revered by the sect. The temple’s towers resemble a church, but once you get closer inspection, you’ll see sword-brandishing gods, swastikas, a Communist red star and an Orwellian all-seeing eye. If you’re a day tripper from Saigon, you must visit this place at noon to witness the unconventional praying ceremony! This is undoubtedly one of the most unusual and beautiful experiences you’ll have when you travel to Vietnam.
Where to do it – Tay Ninh, Vietnam