The Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings) has proposed to the World Records Union that the ten earliest manifestations of Buddhism across the globe should be recognised to celebrate the 2,559th birthday of Buddha this month.

The proposals, which were announced on May 10, include Bodh Gaya in India - the world’s biggest city of Buddhist relics, the Spring Temple Buddha in China - the world’s largest standing Buddha statue, and Myanmar’s Monywa Buddha – the world largest reclining Buddha statue.

The list also features the Republic of Korea’s Haeinsa Pagoda, which houses the world’s biggest collection of Buddhist texts carved in wooden blocks, and India’s Nalanda, the world’s first Buddhism University.

Currently, Vietkings has also recognised 260 records of Buddhism in Vietnam.-VNA