Phu Quoc is considered as the birthplace of Caodaism. As a monotheistic religion with its fusion, Cao Dai is interallied among Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. The religion was officially founded in 1926, yet there has been the man who has been worshiping Cao Dai since 6 years ago, namely Ngo Van Chieu. Cao Dai Temple Phu Quoc today is built under the architectural model of Tay Ninh Holy See Temple but smaller and simpler. The temple has long become one of the impressive tourist attractions in Phu Quoc alluring numerous tourists at home and abroad.
There still exist 2 Cao Dai temples in Phu Quoc nowadays, both of which are situated in Duong Dong Town. The first one is the Duong Dong Holy Temple under Tay Ninh Cao Dai Holy See Temple. The other is Cao Dai Holy See Temple under the branch of Caodaism known as "Chieu Minh Tam Thanh Vo Vi". Tourists once participating in Phu Quoc travel should visit these temple for getting more understandings on the religious cultural features of the locals in Phuc Quoc Pearl Island. Discovering Cao Dai Temple Phu Quoc is definitely one of the most unforgettable things to do in Phu Quoc. Thanks to unique architecture like other Cao Dai temples in Vietnam along with its religious significance, the temple has long attracted the great number of both domestic and international tourists.
Taking part in Phu Quoc tours, tourists have a chance to visit not only famous historical sites in Phu Quoc such as Phu Quoc Prison, Sung Hung Pagoda, Cau Castle... but also Cao Dai Temple, one of the Cao Dai Holy See Temples established earliest in Vietnam. Cao Dai Temple is built on high mountains surrounding with the beautiful trees with its backs overlooking the immense sea. It is also the reason why the temple is known as Cao (High) Temple. Those who would like to go to the temple have to pass numerous sidesteps on the steep to land on the place of steles. Behind the temple is Duong Dong Temple. In particular, Phu Quoc Cao Dai Temple was formerly the Guanyin temple constructed by Mr. Huynh Dang Khoa and Mr. Do Minh Chau. Later, Mr. Chau passed down to his descendants. The Temple today is one of the magnificent tourist Phu Quoc attractions alluring the large number of tourists.
During the time of taking office in Phu Quoc Island, Mr. Ngo Van Chieu usually went to the temple to pray for peace. Here, he received the spiritual omens of someone called God. In 1912, he was told the name and the nominee as the person giving the birth of the religion and drawing Divine Eye for worshiping. Since then, Cao Dai has been spread across the South Vietnam and developed over numerous ups and downs. Tourists setting foot on here will certainly be surprised when witnessing the ancient traces still preserved. During the war, Guanyin Temple was destroyed, the devotees then built Cao Dai Temple right at the position of the old foundation for worshiping the pedigrees. The campus of the temple also houses a small shrine as the anniversary of Guanyin Temple. The journey of exploring Phu Quoc tours will surely be much more memorable when tourists arriving in Cao Dai Holy See Temple Phu Quoc. The temple thus becomes one of the impressive tourist sites in Phu Quoc Island attracting tourists.
Today there is the large stone engraved with the words "Huyen (District) Chieu" in the Cao Dai Temple Phu Quoc, which was implemented by Mr. Ngo Minh Chieu. The stone was considered as the holy relics giving the birth for the religion. Tourists should one set foot on Cao Dai Temple Phu Quoc to ascertain and feel the unique significance of Caodaism. Along with the great number of appealing landscapes, Cao Dai Holy Temple provides a new tourist address attracting tourists to Phu Quoc travel. Simultaneously, it displays its important contribution in promoting Phu Quoc tourism to domestic and international tourists.