His intention was to
combine the three main religions of
Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism including also Christianity, Islam and
the traditional Vietnamese Cult of Ancestor Worship.
The faith of all
Vietnamese coming under one supreme being
The cathedral and Holy See at Long Than was built in
1927. At the height of its power in the early 1930's there numbered one and a half
The Lonely Planet describes
it as a "rococo extravaganza combining the architectural idiosyncrasies of a French church, a
Chinese pagoda, Tiger Balm Gardens and Madame Tussaud's"