Author: Asia Book of Records Team

Briton Robert Taylor, 61, and his wife Nguyen Thi Bong opened a Worldwide Arms Museum to public viewing at 14 Hai Dang Street in Vung Tau City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. It Coverers an area of  1,500 square meters and displays over 1,000 military uniforms and ancient weapons from the U.K, France, Turkey, Mongolia and China, and especially a 19th century sword collection from Vietnam’s Muong ethnic minority people.

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Vinprearl resort of Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam, had a cable car crossing over the sea, having a length of 3.320 m and consisting of 7 pillars with a height of 95 m to 157 m and having 47 cabins with the capacity of 8 people per cabin. The equipments of this system, was supplied by Poma Group(France). It can work normally at a speed of 72 km/hr.

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Cu Chi Tunnels were created by Cu Chi Tunnels management of Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 1948 to 1975 (during Vietnam – French war). The tunnels were started at Tan Phu Trung commune and gradually expanded to the northern communes of Cu Chi as: Nhuan Duc, An Nhon Tay, Phu My Hung with a length of about 48km. This tunnel system is like a cobweb inside the ground with many basements and corners and had a total length of 250 km.

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Paradise Cave located in the ecological area of Phong Nha – Ke Bang heritage; Vietnam is the longest dry cave in the world.  Its length is 31 km and the widest spot is about 150 meters. Initially 5 km of the cave was discovered in 2005 by British Royal Cave Association, but after five years of mining, paving the way, building the up-and-down way, Paradise Cave is opened by Truong Thinh Group in September 2011.

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People’s Committee of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, Vietnam is the largest historical prison having capacity of about 1000 of prisoners. The prison was made between March 1, 1862 and April 30, 1975, has 8 detention centers of length up to 25 sq. m. This place is considered as “prison in prison”, “hell in hell” as there are 20 rock tunnels, 14 cells, 31 condemned cells, 120 French tiger cages and 384 U.S. tiger cages.

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People’s Committee of Ba Ria, Vung Tau Province, Vietnam has made the largest statue of Jesus Christ on the mountain ‘Tao Phung’, Vietnam between 1974 and 1994. The statue is placed on a pedestal, measuring 32 m high and length of the arms is 18.4 m.  Inside the statue, there is a spiral staircase with 133 stairs.

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Bai Dinh Pagoda of Vietnam has largest gild Buddha Shakyamuni statue, which is made up of Bronze, measuring 10 m high and weighs 100 tonnes, made between 2004 and 2006. It is mounted on 1.5 m high platform in the Shakyamuni Shrine which is made up of reinforced concrete wood (30 m in height, 44.7 m in length, 43.3 m in width, and 1.945 sq. meter area).

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Two corridors measuring 1.700 m in length, belongs to Bai Dinh Pagoda of Vietnam. The corridor which was made in 2005 by 100 artisans and 700 workers consists of 500 Arhat statues and each statue is made up of monolith in different shapes and sizes measuring 2 to 2.5 m in height and an average weight of 2 to 2.5 tons. The whole corridor was made between 2004 and 2008.

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A copper Pagoda measuring 1.35 m in height, 1.1 m bottom in width, 1.4 m in length, 70 tons in weight and having an area of 20 sq. meter, on the mountain, was made by Quang Ninh Buddhistical Managing Committee of Vietnam, between June 3, 2006 and January 30, 2007. Tiles and bells were used to make the pagoda, and was inaugurated at Mount Yen Tu, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

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