Interior: Cao Dai Temple--page 4 (of four pages)

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page 1: front
page 2: front entrance details
page 3: side and rear views
page 4: views of interior

The nave

Like the Christian basilica, this church plan has a central nave (with pillows for kneeling) and side aisles. The nave vaulting is higher with painted decoration. The altar is located at the end of the nave, although there is an ambulatory and apse beyond the altar.

Views of the altar

Neon lights in yellow (Buddhism), blue (Taoism) and red (Christianity) and the "Divine Eye" emphasize the altar area. Dragons are twisted around the columns.

Figures above the central arch including Sakyamuni Buddha, Lao Tzu, Confucius, and Jesus Christ (a red-headed Jesus next to the bottom figure)


Decorative bracket on the side aisle and a window


Ceiling decoration


Views from the nave

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