A huge jade Buddha statue, about 1.6m high and wighing 2 tonnes, will be displayed at Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi from November 22 to 24 to celebrate Vietnam Buddhist Congress.

It features Buddha Tran Nhan Tong sitting on a lotus with a gold-inlaid face.

Tran Nhan Tong, the Tran dynasty’s third king, reigned for 15 years and was followed by his son. He founded the Truc Lan Zen sect.

The statue was made from a jade block imported from Canada.-VNA