Cao Dai Temple
There are many Cao Dai temples around southern Vietnam but none that compare to this. This stunning example is the most impressive in all senses. It was built over a 20-year period and completed in 1956.
Like the Cao Dai religion itself, the building's architecture marries eastern and western influences. The temple is part-cathedral, part-pagoda, part-mosque, and part-fairytale. Unusual pastel colors are embellished with gold and polished glass and outside the building is guarded by ornate brightly-colored dragons that are as much fantasy as fearsome. Any religion that places Victor Hugo as a demi God is worth checking out.
Trips to Cao Dai are usually partnered with the Cu Chi tunnels.