I learned about the school and the need when a friend ask me to join her to go to Pak Ping Church in Phang-Nga Thailand.  Located just north of Phuket Island. She was giving the sermon that morning. If you are at Khao Lak for a holiday , they speak english so a friendly place for tourist.

But today I want to write about Khao Lak Christian Bilingual School Project which Pak Ping Church is building.  Their goal and the need for the school. 

We support this project. Please donate if possible and share the information.

There is a preschool there now but in process of building a primary English language school.

Contact information

The project school website

Their Facebook page .

For a google map click here 

Watch “Khao Lak Christian Bilingual School” on YouTube

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The church in a small town of Balik Pulau, Penang
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Though Malaysia has Islam as the Official Religion of the country, the non-Muslim section of the Malaysian population also practise other religions like Christianity, Hinduism. Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism and others. I am a Buddhist who also observe Taoist rituals and prayers due to traditional ancestral belief.

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Balik Pulau (literally meaning “back of the island” in Malay) is a town in Southwestern part of Penang Island, Malaysia. The town is most famous for natural local agricultural produce like Durians and Nutmegs. A visit to the town will be incomplete if there is no visit to the wet market and food court for the food like laksa, pasembur, and nutmeg juice.
However, Monday is not a good day to visit this town for my recent trip here as most stalls selling pickled fruits, fish fritters, spicy potato chips, belachan, and local procusts…

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Tây Ninh, Vietnam is a provincial city in southwestern 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 Ðài religion, an indigenous Vietnamese faith that includes the teachings of the major world religions. The Cao Ðài religion’s Holy See, built between 1933 and 1955, is located around 5 km to the east of Tây Ninh’s city centre.

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A43A8055Toà Thánh – Tây Ninh – Photo By Richard DO

On the other hand, Black Lady Mountain is the highest mountain (986m) south Tan Thanh Commune, Hoa Thanh District, Tay Ninh town, Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh town 11km from the northeast, 110km from Ho Chi Minh City.

Relics Nui Ba Den mountain formed by 3, Mount Pork – Mountain Phoenix – Nui Ba Den. Come in addition to admire the majestic mountains, in views of a corner of a peaceful province of Tay Ninh, visitors also have the opportunity to worship the temple Electrical systems including temples Ms. Ha, China, Shanghai and Hang Pagoda uy Comfort splendor; discover the beauty and mystique of the dynamic Dragon, Tiger dynamic, real-grandmother, dynamic Three Weeks, Thien Thai, Ong Ta … as well as hear about the legend of Ly Thi Thien Huong’s daughter honeycomb skin (black women) beautiful, snow well.

There are 3 ways to conquer peaks, one is conquered by road with more than a thousand stairs, two are suspended in the air in the cabin cable car; finally chased the two-dimensional system tray closed. Each plan brings different experiences, but to save time, effort and increase the adventure, the cable car or slide system is the optimal choice.

In addition to Ba Den Mountain, you can combine sightseeing Tay Ninh Holy See, Dau Tieng or shopping at Longhua.

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 Long Hoa Market is the largest street market in Tay Ninh province, Vietnam. Market is located in Hoa Thanh district, Tay Ninh Holy See how the movement’s approximately 1 km.
Due Caodaists from across the province flocked to the Cao Dai Holy Land as growing up now, so November 12th year of Dragon (dl December 28, 1952) Pham Cong Tac Dharmapala to start work Long Hoa market building placement and his drawings to Caodaists where traders do business.
Long Hoa Market has a cross-shaped cage on a square plot of land, surrounded by eight gates, facing the road 8, which means: Dual Nghi being thought, turning Bagua. From the plane looking down on Longhua market, we will see like a Bagua map. According to the movement’s ideology, the soul feet before the plane through the floor Elves common to Bagua to subtract the adversity and sliding gas and Long States Congress to consider the merits see which style the Elves.

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DCIM100GOPROLong Hoa Market at night – Tây Ninh – Photo By Richard DO

A43A8660Bao Quoc Tu – Tây Ninh – Photo By Richard DO

Tay Ninh terrain is relatively flat, very convenient for the comprehensive development of agriculture, industry and construction. The topography is characterized by a moderate plateau, both appearance, shades of the plains. The climate is relatively temperate Xining, is divided into two rainy season and dry season. The dry season lasts from December last year to April next year, the rainy season starts from May to November. The temperature is relatively stable, with annual average temperature is 26 – 270C and little change, the average annual rainfall of 1800-2200 mm. On the other hand, Xining is located inland, high terrain hide behind the Truong Son, so little affected by the hurricane and the other favorable factors. With the advantages that are favorable conditions for the development of diversified agriculture, especially fruit trees, crops, medicinal plants and livestock.

Tay Ninh has the potential abundance of land, 96% of land on favorable for crop development types, from plant to plant industrial water short and long term, assorted fruit trees. Tay Ninh land can be divided into five major groups of land with 15 different soil types. In it, the group accounts for over 84% gray soil, while the most important resources for agricultural development. In addition, the group also accounted for 6.3% alkaline soil, lawn soil gold accounted for 1.7%, and accounted for 0.44% of alluvial soil, peat soils accounted for 0.26% of the total area. Forest land occupies more than 10% of the natural area.

Tay Ninh Dau Tieng help the ecological balance, for irrigation in agriculture, water supply for aquaculture, Consumption and production industry. Groundwater resources in Xining widely distributed in the area, ensuring the quality of production and life of the people.

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A43A8536Tây Ninh rural – Photo By Richard DO

A43A8516Flower market Tây Ninh – Photo By Richard DO

Saint Joseph’s Church is in Sum Phao Lom, Mueng District in Ayutthaya Thailand, is located in the south of Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya City Island on the Chao Phraya River. It was built during the reign of King Narai in 1666 by Bishop Lambert de la Motte and the other two priests.

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The missionaries had an audience with King Narai the Great and asked for a piece of land to build a church and a school in order to do religious affairs and educate children. A piece of land was given and a church and a school were built and made of wood called “Khai Nakboon Joseph (Saint Joseph’s camp)”

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King Narai gave the piece of land to the church and also the materials including wood and bricks, and a big church was built with 120 feet (about 36.5 meters) long with two towers in the front.


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Map on where  click HERE for a larger map

Map St Joseph Church

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Tay Ninh Holy See is an ensemble of many religious architecture of the Cao Dai religion, located on the territory of Thanh Hoa Town, Long Thanh North (Hoa Thanh district) and part of Tay Ninh City, Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh town from 4 km to the southeast. This is the sacred shrine and where the central agencies operating foundation of the Church University Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do Tay Ninh Holy See.

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Cao Dai Dao Official Opening ceremony on October full moon day of tiger (ie November 19, 1926) at the temple Go cocoons (font name from Lam Pagoda, now in Tan Hiep commune, Hoa Thanh district, Tay Ninh ). Ceremony director lasted nearly 3 months with the arrival of many believers. However, due to the occurrence of the riots at the ceremony, the venerable abbot is like duplicating the temple. The believer must donations to buy a piece of land to build the Holy See. In late February 1927, they chose to buy a piece of land and then, continue to cultivate more to expand the campus building Cao Dai Holy Land.

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The initial clearing to the names of rubber trees to avoid trouble with the French government. Therefore, in the present Holy campus and some rubber tree is due to this.

The initial infrastructure of the original sanctuary was built with thatched roofs temporary earthen walls, to work and rest for the dignitaries. March 16, 1927, the Church officially moved to Cao Dai Holy Land.

According to the documents of Cao Dai, they said that the whole design details of Holy Christmas is because God gave the pen body. However, in later years, the conflicts that arise in the hierarchy, the Church’s internal rift, with some dignitaries separately establish tribes, returned to attack the Church. The building of the Holy See can not be started, but shelved for years. Until October 1931, Head Teacher Thai Thanh Tho (Nguyen Ngoc Tho) was organized as a base to start digging, tunneling Bagua. The work has not progressed much due to limited financial resources, so not long to pause.

1933 Upper Middle Nhut cardboard Rights Education officially started construction of the Holy See. However, it is not how much further due to lack of funding. Not long after he died.

1935, The Next Vinh Le The movement of money among believers, thanks Engineer Phan Hieu Economics from Saigon to do Advisor, thereby building Thien Dai Hiep floor, ceiling molding shed roof columns. But then, the construction is stopped.

February 14, 1936, HH Pham Cong Tac law, then the Attorney General Management II Tangible Radio, helm Church, has mobilized 500 on Mon (forerunner of the agency merit) continued to work Holy construction. Besides, he also asked the other devotees donate money, materials, food, send the Holy Land for the construction of the Holy artifacts without interruption.

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The construction was carried out continuously for over 4 years and almost complete basic, only to creating decorative effects. However, June 28, 1941, the French government concerns about the operation of the Cao Dai religion, should have arrested Passport France Pham Cong Tac, Khai Tran Duy Nghia measures and a number of other senior dignitaries deported to Madagascar. They also occupied by troops occupied the Holy See as a garage and accommodation for French soldiers, dismissed workers and dignitaries from the Holy Land.

Despite the presence in Indochina but rather bladder Japanese government before the French attack on the basis of the Cao Dai religion. Some senior Cao Dai dignitaries were arrested France, most of the Cao Dai Temple in South Vietnam were forced to close. Until February 1943, they interfere with the French authorities to reopen the Cao Dai Temple in Saigon, in exchange for Vinh Thanh Thuong Professor (Tran Quang Vinh), the law on behalf of HH Pham Cong Tac leaders Cao Dai followers, set Caodaists cooperation with the Japanese military. March 9, 1945, paramilitary forces Cao Dai white uniforms, berets team, armed with sharp bamboo sticks goes to support the Japanese main island of France, in the name of Prince Cuong was only established market forces Cao Dai alliance with Japan against France.

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Due to this cooperation, the Japanese agreed to the takeover followers Sanctuary area. However, due to the intense political events leading to the war, so the completion of the Holy See can not continue. Even the Caodaists to ROC national flag to avoid undermining the French when they re-occupied Indochina.

Until August 30, 1946, to enlist more allies in the war against Vietnam Minh, the French government allows Passport France Pham Cong Tac return to the Holy See. After returning to the Holy See, he did raise some workers back to repair the damaged site of the Holy See by French soldiers caused, and continues to work until January 24, 1947, the Holy See is completed . January 27, Pham Cong Tac Passport France celebrated the Holy Spirit Town. However, due to the circumstances of war, forever 8 years later, the Great Hall Inauguration of the Holy See and the base of the Holy Land Act was held on February 1, 1955

P.s all photo in this post are screenshot from the video i did, so feel sorry about quality of photos.

Map of the Tay Ninh Holy See

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