The Greatest Statue of Amitabha in Viet Nam was inaugurated early this month. The statue is forty-four meters high. It is located at Tong Lam Lo Son pagoda ( Vinh Phuong hamlet ), on a hill in the west of Nha Trang city.

Tong Lam Lo Son pagoda was built in 1954. Later, it was rebuilt in 2002. In 2009, the statue was begun to be built with the total capital of over twenty billion VND ( the concreted statue costed six billion VND ).

Besides the statue of Amitabha, there are also ideas to build the greatest statues of Sakyamuni, and Avalokitecvara. The statue of Sakyamuni will be 70-100 meters high and located at Do islet, which is in the south of the city ( Phuoc Dong village). The one of Avalokitecvara with its heihgt of 108 meters will be in Co Tien mountain, which is in the north of the city ( belongs to Vinh Hoa ward).


(Sources: tinmoi, VNExpress)