BỬU SƠN PAGODA - VIỆT NAM
Bửu Sơn Tự (Precious Mountain Pagoda) was founded more than 200 years ago, but is now known as Chùa Ðất Sét ( Clay Pagoda). This is a truly incredible pagoda boasting hundreds of statues made of clay by Buddhist Monk Ngô Kim Trọng . Even the building and pillars were once made of clay, but have since been replaced with more stable concrete. There is a huge dragon and a huge tiger statue that protect the gold mountain, while a lion protects the silver mountain. However the most intriguing part of the pagoda is the candles. There are four large candles, two of which have never been lit and stand at 2.6 m high, weighing 200 kg. The other two candles have been burning continuously for the last twenty years and are only half done.