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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Prayer at Cao Dai Temple, Vietnam

The Cao Dai Temple was finished in 1955 when the Cao Dai Army was formed following the Japanese occupation of Indochina. Caodaists believe that all religions are ultimately the same and seek to promote tolerance throughout the world.The Lord Buddha, Jesus Christ, Muhammad and Confucius, in addition to Joan of Arc and Julius Cesar are all honored at this temple.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Vietnam
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Sirsendu Gayen