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  Chua Quoc Pagoda

 

Vietnam

Chua Tran Quoc, an 11-storey Buddhist pagoda at Hanoi's West Lake, has niches all around at every level, that each houses a white marble Buddha image seated in the meditation pose performing a dhyani mudra (fig.). The pagoda is crowned with a white marble pinnacle of seven towering and tapering lotus flowers, which are topped by a calabash, from which a needle-like spire emerges (fig.).

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