The Great Prayer Wheel “Drigung Kagyu Rinchen Khorchen Khorwe Go Gek” was officially opened on March 11, 2023, and Guinness World Records declared it to be the largest prayer wheel in the world. It is located in the Samten Hills cultural and spiritual tourist complex in Dalat, Vietnam Home .
The Great Prayer Wheel
The Great Prayer Wheel is made of unadulterated copper, decorated with 24K gold, weighing 200 tons, 37.22 meters in level and 16.53 meters in width. Its interesting plan and tremendous size make it a structural miracle that has drawn in worldwide guests. Its beautiful colors, intricate details, and breathtaking view of the hills and forests that surround it create a tranquil atmosphere that encourages reflection and contemplation.
The space dedicated to Vajrayana Buddhism in Dalat’s Samten Hills is a one-of-a-kind, culturally significant structure. It is made from ancient paintings by Nepalese artists. The artist’s concentration as well as the union of their body and mind create each line and pattern, which have profound and enigmatic meanings.
Beautiful paintings of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Sanghas with intricate details that can’t be found anywhere else can be seen here. One striking example is the striking resemblance between the Himalayan painters’ fine lines and the Vietnamese Ly Dynasty’s. In addition, the structure boosts residents’ incomes, creates jobs, and contributes to the socioeconomic development of the area.
Guinness World Records
The inauguration was attended by numerous local dignitaries, religious leaders, and cultural enthusiasts. A memorial plaque followed the Guinness World Records official declaration as a demonstration of the Incomparable Petitioning heaven Wheel’s accomplishment. The following was shared by the Samten Hills Dalat representative: The Buddhist community in Vietnam Home will pay close attention to this spiritual and cultural complex. Samten Hills Dalat is also responsible for creating a spiritual and cultural space, reviving the flow of history, and leaving significant legacies in the space where Vietnamese flourished during the Ly and Tran dynasties centuries ago. It also has the largest prayer wheel in the world. These heritages continue to be valuable to the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people today.
Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Home Fatherland Front, Mr. Nguyen Huu Dzung, shared that Vietnam is one of the countries where the conditions are favorable and all Buddhist schools are unified. There are Vajrayana Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism, and Northern and Southern Buddhist sects. The Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen school and Mendicant Buddhist are two examples of unique Vietnamese Buddhist sects that developed in Vietnam. They promote truthfulness, compassion, and beauty by coexisting, supporting, and complementing one another’s positive values.
The Samten Hills Dalat and the Largest Prayer Wheel are now open to the public. The tranquility and beauty of the area are open to the public. If you want to immerse yourself in Vietnamese spirituality, culture, and Dalat’s lush greenery and stunning scenery, this is the ideal location.
About Samten Hills Dalat
In Kambute village, Tu Tra commune, Don Duong district, Lam Dong, Vietnam Home, is where Samten Hills Dalat is a holistic destination for spirit, mind, and body. The space of Vajrayana Buddhism, founded by the Most Venerable Drubwang Sonam Jorfel, a venerable monk from the pure Buddha-land of Ladakh, India, to Vietnam, is at the center of Samten Hills Dalat, inspired by traditional Himalayan culture.
The Most Venerable Drubwang Sonam Jorfel and his students established a cultural and spiritual space for Vajrayana Buddhism Drikung Kagyu Samten Ling Vietnam Home with the assistance of the Vietnam Buddhist Association in Lam Dong province. It is a Vajrayana Buddhism Cultural Space, as recognized by the Vietnam Union of UNESCO Associations.