Place:Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh, Vietnam


NameTay Ninh
Alt namesTay-ninhsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-175
Tây Ninhsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Tây Ninhsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates11.35°N 106.117°E
Located inTay Ninh, Vietnam
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Tây Ninh is a provincial city in south-eastern Vietnam. It is the capital of Tây Ninh Province, which encompasses the town and much of the surrounding farmland. Tây Ninh is approximately 90 km to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest city. As of 2013, the city had a population of 153,537, and a total area of 140 km².

The city is most famous for being the home of the Cao Đài 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 city centre.

Besides the Cao Đài Holy See, other tourist attractions include Núi Bà Đen ("Black Virgin Mountain") and Dầu Tiếng Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

In The Quiet American by Graham Greene, Tây Ninh is referred to as "Tanyin."

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