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SEA largest bronze Buddha statue unveiled in Nam Dinh
  • | VOV | September 01, 2014 08:03 AM

The northern province of Nam Dinh on August 31 inaugurated a bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, the largest of its kind in South East Asia.

The 14.8m tall statue sits on a 2.8m tall lotus throne. It weighs 150 tonnes, with bronze making up 90%. Construction on the VND80 billion project began in April 2012 and the first batch of bronze was cast in April 2014.

The giant Buddha statue is considered a significant spiritual and cultural work in Nam Dinh, located inside the Great Truc Lam Pagoda which was also inaugurated the same day.

The pagoda was built on at an area of 4,840sq.m at a total cost of VND49 billion, of which VND41 billion was raised by Buddhist followers from across the country.

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