Vietnam's highest Buddhist tower opens in Hanoi

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A tower nearly 55 meters high was pronounced Vietnam's highest Buddhist tower when it was inaugurated in Hanoi on Monday.


The Bao An Tower, located in the Bang A Pagoda Linh Tien Temple complex, was also recognized as the Buddhist tower with highest number of copper statues (108), including 104 of Siddhartha Gautama weighing between 100-300 kilograms each.


The 13-storied tower was built with VND17.5 billion (US$897,896) contributed by Buddhist followers from all over the country. Construction of the tower began in 2004.


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