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is a town in southwestern
Đông Nam Bộ is a region in Vietnam. This region includes one municipality, Ho Chi Minh City; and five provinces: Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Binh Phuoc and Tay Ninh. This region is the most economically developed region in Vietnam...
Vietnam – sometimes spelled Viet Nam , officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam – is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea –...
. It is the capital of Tay Ninh province
, which encompasses the town and much of the surrounding farmland.
Tay Ninh is approximately 90 km to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City , formerly named Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam...
, Vietnam’s largest city. As of 2003, the district had a population of 126,370. The district covers an area of 137 km².
The city is most famous for being the home of the Cao Dai
Cao Đài is a syncretistic, monotheistic religion, officially established in the city of Tay Ninh, southern Vietnam, in 1926. Đạo Cao Đài is the religion's shortened name, the full name is Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ...
religion, an indigenous Vietnamese faith that includes the teachings of the major world religions. The Cao Đài religion’s Holy See, built between 1933 and 1955, is located around 5 km to the east of Tây Ninh’s town centre.