I remember, when I was a child in Saigon, I used to look at a faded black and white photo of him in a linen suit and hat standing next to his sleek Citroen, smiling brightly. The Cao Dai religion is the 3rd largest religion in Vietnam and the temple you will visit is absolutely stunning. Cao Dai is the popular name for the Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do religious sect, a group of about 1.5 million South Vietnamese. Where most people visit on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Since the beginning of the 18th, the Vietnamese people made Ao Tu Than (four flaps of dresses) which helped them work in the fields easily. Ao Dai is a traditional dress in Vietnam. In 1902, a young Vietnamese civil servant, Ngo Van Chieu, became involved in spiritualism and felt the supreme power of the universe, the Cao Dai, had communicated with him. The foundation of Ao Dai. Dao Cao Dai or Caodaism) is a syncretist Vietnamese religious movement with a strongly nationalist political character. Ao dai is written like this 襖長 in chữ Nôm - the old kind of writing of Vietnam. It's also a symbol of Vietnam. Cao Dai draws upon ethical precepts from Confucianism, occult practices from Taoism, theories of karma and rebirth from Buddhism, and a hierarchical organization (including a pope) from Roman Catholicism. The following is what we can study the process of development of Vietnamese ao dai. A wealthy Vietnamese living under French colonial rule in the 1930s, Great Grandfather Ty contributed money and land to the Cao Dai religion as it was being founded. 1.1. Whenever you hear about Vietnam, definitely you will hear about Ao Dai (Áo Dài in vietnamese). The Cao Dai Temple (also known as Cao Dai Holy See) was constructed in 1933 in a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions. Cao Dai (a.k.a. It is because they could tie 2 flaps in front or at the back together to avoid being dirty. Ao dai nowadays is very popular with different designs and colors.