recalling the journey out to the cathedral, heading northwest out of saigon on highway one, is lined with pancake flat paddy fields and farmland. its' present day tranquillity belies the ferocious fighting experienced here during wars of previous decades. Cao Dai actually means "place or high tower" which is suitable appropriate.
the "new" religion (quite confined only to the province of Tay Ninh), absorbing an eclectic mix of elements from other worldly religions (Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam to name a few). Caodai-ism is rather amusing. and the symbol of the religion is "The Eye" symbolising truth (check the above picture that i took).