Sunday, November 7, 2010

Standing Buddha - which one is the greatest?

I had mentioned about reclining and sitting buddha which situated in Tumpat, Kelantan. To complete the three stances, there is another type that is standing Buddha. Of course you can find standing Buddha in Tumpat but the best one is in Bachok, 25 km east to Kota Bahru. Wat Phothikyan in Kampung Balai houses this newly built white standing Buddha. It was completed somewhere in the middle of 2009.
Again, here come the list of world standing Buddha's statues for reference, comparison and admiration for the great work of construction.
  • 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 Standing Buddha                                           Height
Hussain Sagar Buddha, Hyderabad, India                    - 18 m
Golden Buddha, Ulan Bator, Mongolia                         - 23 m
Wat Phokthikyan, Bachok, Kelantan                             - 33 m
Boepjusa Temple, Songnisan, South Korea                  - 33 m
Ling Shan Grand Buddha, China                                 - 88 m
Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar                                         - 116 m
Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan                                             - 120 m
Spring Temple, Henan, China                                     - 128 m

So the three stances of Buddhas - Reclining, Sitting and Standing was completed. The words which describe my feeling are Awesome! Amazing! Magnificent! The next statue which trigger my curiousness is Kuan Yin. But I need to pay a visit to the Penang Kek Lok Si temple first. Hopefully I can go there as soon as possible.

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