Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sitting Buddha - which one is the greatest?

Beside Reclining Buddha, there is another form of Buddha statue that located in Tumpat too. Wat Machimmaram houses a sitting Buddha and the location is in Kampung Jong Bakar, Tumpat, Kelantan. This magnificent statue was erected since year 2000 and still well mantained until today.
As usual I am keen to know about the ranking and also how the sitting Buddha's statue in other country looks like. Below are the list from my founding.
  • Please noted that whatever I record below is not a complete list and the height might not be an accurate measurement. It's all based from the online sources.
  • Do click on the link for the photo as I don't feel right to download photo from people's site and put it here.

List of Sitting Buddha                                               Height
Wat Phra Yai, Koh Samui, Thailand                              - 12 m
Kotokuin Temple, Kamakura, Japan                           - 13.5 m
Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan                                     - 14.84 m
Gagwonsa Buddhist Temple, Taejosan, Korea              - 15 m
Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand                   - 19 m
Wat Tonson, Ang Thong, Thailand                                - 19 m
Showa Daibutsu, Aomori, Japan                              - 21.35 m
Long Son Pagoda, Nha Trang, Vietnam                        - 24 m
The Great Buddha Statue, Bodhgaya, India                 - 25 m
Changhua Buddha, Taiwan                                          - 26 m
Kurunegala Buddha Statue, Sri Langka                        - 27 m
Bingling Temple, China                                                - 27 m
Wat Machimmaram, Kelantan, Malaysia                        - 30 m
Kyaikpun Buddha, Bago, Myanmar                              - 30 m
Nihonji Daibutsu, Japan                                               - 31 m
Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong                - 34 m
Phta Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri, Phuket, Thailand  - 45 m
Leeshan Giant Buddha, China                                     - 71 m
Wat Muang, Aung Thong, Thailand                              - 95 m

There are some statues which I couldn't find the measurements. Therefore I just share the link : Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand.  

If you aware, there is another sitting Buddha in Malaysia too. The location is in Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands.
It is really amazing to see there are so many great Buddha statue's being constructed from time to time. I will continue the searching for the next type of Buddha's position. What I meant is standing Buddha. Please refer to this post : Standing Buddha - which one is the greatest?

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