Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

The statue of Buddha attaining Nirvana at the Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda
on Ta Cu Mountain, Ham Thuan Nam district, central Binh Thuan province
has been recognised as “Asia’s longest lying Buddha statue on a
mountain top” by the New Delhi-based Asian Book of Records.

Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury, General Director of the Asian Book of
Records, presented the award certificate to Thich Nu Ba La, head of
the pagoda, in a ceremony on May 30.

The
reinforced concrete statue, which obtained the Vietnamese Record on
January 2, 2006, was built between 1963 and 1966 by architect Truong
Dinh Y. The reclining statue is 49 metres long, representing the 49
years between Lord Buddha’s awakening and his attaining Nirvana.

On May 29, the Maitreya Buddha statue of Phat Lon Pagoda, An Hao
commune, Tinh Bien district, southern An Giang province received a
certificate recognising its entry into the Asian Book of Records as the
largest Maitreya Buddha statue seated on a mountain top in Asia.-VNA

By vivian