The Vietnam Guinness Book Centre on May 16 announced eight Buddhist records on the occasion of Lord Buddha’s 2557th Birthday.

They include the Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, which has trained the largest number of monks and nuns.

The biggest Buddha statue made from sapphire is at Truc Lam-Tay Thien Zen Monastery in northern Vinh Phuc province.

The biggest sapphire statue of Buddha on nirvana in Vietnam is at Hoi An pagoda in southern Binh Duong province.

The pagoda that has produced the most number of films on Buddhism is Hoang Phap pagoda in HCM City.

AVG is named the TV channel that has produced and broadcast the greatest number of programmes on Vietnamese Buddhism. At present, it has nearly 20 programmes on the theme and two hours dedicated to them every day.

Venerable Thich Nhat Tu is the person who has edited and compiled the most books on Buddhism.

Nguyen Huong Duong has read the most Buddhist audio books.

The biggest collection of Buddhist stamps belongs to Nguyen Dai Hung Loc.-VNA