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  Chua Van Phat

 

Vietnam

Chua Van Phat, which in English is referred to as the Temple of the Ten Thousand Buddhas. The walls of this Mahayana Buddhist temple in Ho Chi Minh City are decorated with thousands of small Buddha images, said to represent the words spoken by the Buddha.

 

The principal Buddha image in the main hall is flanked to the left with a statue of Puxian, the bodhisattva of truth (fig.) riding an elephant (fig.), with six, i.e. three pairs of tusks (fig.) and holding an open book...

 

  Chua Van Phat

 

  Chua Van Phat

 

... and to the right with a statue of Wen Shu (fig.), the bodhisattva of learning and wisdom riding a lion and holding a ruyi (fig.) in the form of a lotus.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2), PANO PICTURES (1) and (2), and THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

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