tay ninh


tay ninh

town, southern Vietnam, situated on a tributary of the Vam Co Tay River, 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and 25 miles (40 km) from the border with Kampuchea. Tay Ninh is the seat of the Cao Dai, a militant syncretic religious sect founded in 1926 that controlled and administered the area for several years following World War II.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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