CaoDai Temple Houston

Tucked away in a far-southwestern suburb is this exuberant building of the Cao Dai religion, a syncretist sect founded in Vietnam in 1926.

caodai-sign Around the corner is an Ethiopian Evangelical Church. Nearby are a half-dozen small Baptist and independent churches, tire shops, bars, smoke shops and various other organizations which move in when rents are cheap and landlords let you put barbed wire and concertina around your compound if you want to.