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During a ceremony in the Cao Dai Temple
Vietnam, Tay Nihn, March 2010

There are four ceremonies with chanting each day: 6:00 am, noon, 6:00 pm, and midnight. An orchestra of 10 musicians and a choir of 20 youths lead the service in prayer and hymns. The hymns sound western, but the accompanying music is traditional Vietnamese.
One of the most memorable sights at the Cao Dai temple is the sea of worshippers who dress in flowing robes and assemble in orderly rows during a ceremony. Men sit on the right and women on the left.
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/vietnam/cao-dai-temple.htm
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Jan 18 2011 20:06 GMT skyball
Wow..now that is an eye opener...great shot!!!......
Jan 18 2011 20:07 GMT pieter40
Interesting,and what a beautiful Temple.!!!!!!!!
Jan 18 2011 20:15 GMT MargNZ
The singing and music must add great atmosphere to this wonderful sight ...... excellent capture Peter :)
Jan 18 2011 20:17 GMT bandsix
what an amazing spectacle Peter, and a great photo, too....
Jan 18 2011 20:31 GMT soldier
Fantastic photo... great working!!!!!!!!!
Jan 18 2011 20:34 GMT fhelsing PRO
an amazing place!
Jan 18 2011 20:52 GMT mamontof
I love that Acoustic sound there !
Jan 18 2011 20:53 GMT marioalbertina
Particular religious ceremony and colorful! !
Jan 18 2011 21:00 GMT hans55 PRO
very interresting info and picture !!!
Jan 18 2011 21:12 GMT Danijela
Excellent photograph, well organized
Jan 18 2011 21:14 GMT Bigbear10
Wonderful perspective, well captured
Jan 18 2011 21:31 GMT lizzieb
Fantastic capture Peter. Great info too.
Jan 18 2011 21:43 GMT clintonfolks
wonderful capture. great info...
Jan 18 2011 21:43 GMT larrybenedict
A very ornate space here. I've always been fascinated with the "groin" or "barrel" vaulted ceilings. I'm curious about the serpent or dragon symbolism here on the columns.
Jan 18 2011 23:15 GMT junne PRO
wonderful picture, how come you held on to it for so long ? :-)))
Jan 19 2011 02:50 GMT martini957
WOW!!!
Jan 19 2011 04:34 GMT aquiles PRO
FANTÁSTICA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 19 2011 05:48 GMT Annamaria
Wow.... beautiful shot, Peter! I assume the man in the coloured clothes are the most important?
Jan 19 2011 06:22 GMT Pea2007
A most beautiful place.
Jan 19 2011 06:22 GMT Pea2007
A most beautiful place.
Jan 19 2011 10:20 GMT linnywv PRO
What an amazing shot Peter! I am so surprised they allow photographs inside!
Jan 19 2011 10:21 GMT linnywv PRO
OH!!! I just opened it in full! There's stars on the ceiling!!! Amazing!
Jan 19 2011 12:22 GMT SIGMUND
great photo!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 19 2011 15:11 GMT Lalbabu
Superb long shot!!!!!
Jan 19 2011 18:34 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments!
Jan 19 2011 18:58 GMT senna3
Larry, such decorations are very common in Vietnam, not only in temples!
Jan 19 2011 19:00 GMT senna3
Gunter, we joined the noon ceremony, but only for half an hour. This photo was taken when we left.
Jan 19 2011 22:49 GMT Cooler PRO
Beautiful shot and Temple ;-)
Jan 20 2011 17:02 GMT lynnj04
What stunning decor :-))
Jan 21 2011 11:22 GMT charlie26
Very interesting entry. Very nice too.
Jan 21 2011 21:27 GMT h43
This is really impressive. A very moving sight.
Jan 21 2011 21:31 GMT ForestSpirit
A fascinating sight - just wonderful!
Jan 22 2011 02:47 GMT shikyo
Amazing catch!
Jan 22 2011 09:13 GMT sini
Wonderful shot!:)
Jan 22 2011 15:08 GMT senna3
Thank you Brynjar.
Jan 22 2011 15:10 GMT senna3
Thank you Lynn.
Jan 22 2011 15:10 GMT senna3
Thank you Jacqueline.
Jan 22 2011 15:10 GMT senna3
Thank you Heather.
Jan 22 2011 15:11 GMT senna3
Thank you Sylvia.
Jan 22 2011 15:11 GMT senna3
Thank you Shikyo.
Jan 22 2011 15:11 GMT senna3
Thank you Sini.

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