A closer look at seven record-holding pagodas nationwide

Vietnam boasts a number of pagodas that hold records locally and regionally for amazing things. Let’s take a tour around seven of them to discover how each site achieves such amazing feats.

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A closer look at seven record-holding pagodas nationwide
Dong Pagoda is the largest bronze pagoda that sits atop Yen Tu mountain in the northern province of Quang Ninh, approximately 1,068 metres above sea level. It has been officially recognised as “a bronze pagoda on the highest mountain in Asia” by the Asian Record Organisation. (Photo: Nhaly0102)
A closer look at seven record-holding pagodas nationwide
2013 saw Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong Province unveil a statue of Buddha attaining Nirvana, with the object being 52 metres long and 12 metres high. The statue was named by the Indian-based Asia Book of Records as “Asia’s longest Reclining Buddha statue on a pagoda’s roof.” (Photo: Hanayuki1990)
A closer look at seven record-holding pagodas nationwide
October 10, 2012, saw One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi capital, recognised by the Asian Records Organisation as featuring the most unique architecture on the continent. (Photo: Nomadicsocialclub)
A closer look at seven record-holding pagodas nationwide
Bai Dinh Pagoda in Trang An Landscape Complex represents a popular spiritual destination situated in the northern province of Ninh Binh. It is the holder of many records, including being the largest pagoda nationwide, the biggest gold-plated copper Buddha statue in Asia, and the longest corridor in Asia. (Photo: Hoang Ha)
A closer look at seven record-holding pagodas nationwide
Located in Binh Duong Province, Tay Tang Pagoda is home to the country’s largest statue made of hair. The statue of Bodhidharma, a semi-legendary Buddhist monk, was originally created in 1982 and stands at roughly three metres high. With the exception of the frame which is made of iron, the main material used in its creation was hair obtained from Buddhist followers. (Photo: Anhanh_0504)
 
A closer look at seven record-holding pagodas nationwide
As part of the record 10 Vietnamese Buddhist structures recognised by the Vietnam Guinness Book of Records (Vietbooks) in 2006, Mia Pagoda in Son Tay Town, Hanoi, is home to many local art statues, with 287 large statues in total. (Photo: Ana_che)
A closer look at seven record-holding pagodas nationwide
Linh Phuoc Pagoda can be found approximately eight km from the centre of Da Lat City in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong. The bell tower has seven floors and stands at a height of 37 metres, and it is the highest bell tower nationwide. (Photo: Nguyen Ngoc Hung)

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