Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

The Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings) on May 28 reported that two more
Vietnamese records have been recognised as Asian records, including the
longest statue of Buddha entering Nirvana on the roof of a pagoda and
the largest painting made from a single block of precious stone.

The statue of Buddha belongs to Hoi Khanh pagoda in southern Binh
Duong province. It stands 22.5 metres high and weighs 620 tonnes. It is
decorated with 20 reliefs on its base, depicting Lord Buddha’s life from
birth to the moment he entered Nirvana and 840 lotus petals made of
cement around the statue.

The painting titled “Nine dragons
fighting for a pearl” (“Cuu Long tranh chau”) is made from a precious
stone block weighed more than 2 tonnes imported from Pakistan . It
measures 1.83 metres high, 2.1 metres wide and 0.35 metres thick,
depicting nine Asian dragons competing for a pearl, which symbolises
spiritual strength, power, prosperity and success.

Five
Vietnamese records have been recognised as Asian records recently,
including the largest Mitreya Buddha seated on Cam Mountain (Phat
Lon pagoda in southern An Giang province) and the longest statue of
Buddha entering Nirvana on a mountain (Linh Son – Truong Tho pagoda in
southern Binh Thuan province).

Meanwhile, Director Nguyen
Van Luong sets an Asia’s record of making the most films on the
country and people in the sea and island regions. Painter Truong Han
Minh was recognised for having the most ink wash paintings auctioned for
charity. Painter Dang Ai Viet sets an Asian record for the most
portraits of Vietnamese Heroic Mothers-VNA

By vivian