Located in the heart of Southeast Asia with thousands of years founding and development, Vietnam is a country of a diverse mix of many religions which had strong & deep influence on Vietnamese culture and ideology. The Mekong Delta, a newly settled multi-cultural region, besides its characteristis as rivers, mountains, fruit orchards and natural environment, it also has spirits which are believed to protect humans from outside enemies. The attitude towards spirit, life, death, people and the world exhibits a deep predomination of triple religions including Buddhism, Hoa Hao and Co Di that live in harmony
Buddhism represented in the earliest day as compared to other religions. While people in the north follow Mahayana Buddhism, people in Mekong Delta follow Theravada school.
Hoa Hao is the second most influenced religion in Mekong Delta with nearly 1.5 million followers (according to the census in 2009). Hoa Hao religion was instituted Tan District, An Giang Province in 1939 by Phu So Huynh.
Established in 1929, Cao Dai in Vietnamese means "at the high position". As compared to Buddhism or Catholic, Cao Dai is a new religion with more than three million followers Cao Dai is the combination and fusion of great religions of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.