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*[[World's largest Buddha statue]] in China: 416 m x 68 m (1,365 ft x 223 ft)
 
*[[World's largest Buddha statue]] in China: 416 m x 68 m (1,365 ft x 223 ft)
*[[World's tallest Buddha statue]] in Japan:  120 m (396 ft)
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*[[World's tallest Buddha statue]] in Japan:  120 m (394 ft)
 
*World's largest book: [[Kuthodaw Pagoda]] 729 marble slabs with the Tipitaka inscribed on them
 
*World's largest book: [[Kuthodaw Pagoda]] 729 marble slabs with the Tipitaka inscribed on them
*Largest Buddhist temple: [[Borobodur]] in Indonesia, 123 m x 123 m (403 ft x 403 ft) at the base
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*Largest Buddhist temple: [[Borobudur]] in Indonesia, 123 m x 123 m (403 ft x 403 ft) at the base
 
*World's highest elevation Buddhist temple: [[Taktshang]] in Bhutan, 3,120 m (10,200 ft)
 
*World's highest elevation Buddhist temple: [[Taktshang]] in Bhutan, 3,120 m (10,200 ft)
 
*World's highest Buddhist temple off the ground: [[Taktshang]] in Bhutan, 700 m (2,300 ft)
 
*World's highest Buddhist temple off the ground: [[Taktshang]] in Bhutan, 700 m (2,300 ft)

Revision as of 22:02, 3 December 2008

Here is a list of some interesting Buddhist records and information.

Records

Trivia

  • Holiest place in Buddhism: Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India
  • Percent of current inhabitants of India who are Buddhist: 1.5%
  • Oldest Buddhist temple outside of India or Sri Lanka: White Horse Temple in China, 68 CE
  • Number of Buddhists in the World, approx. 1.1 billion to 1.6 billion
  • Number of Buddhists in the world, outside of Asia: 11,490,668 (about 1% of total Buddhists)
  • Number of Buddhists in the U.S. who are not of Asian descent: 1,215,298
  • First known world religion to have a monastic order for women: Buddhism, see Bhikkhuni ordination
  • Only major religion to have scriptures written or composed by women: Buddhism, see Theragatha and Therigatha, Itivuttaka
  • Only major religion where followers can attain to the same level as the founder: Buddhism, see Arahant