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10 Vietnam records recognised as Asian records

2012-02-29 (GMT + 7)

Vietnam Guinness Book of Records said that 10 out of 30 documents submitted to UNESCO have been selected for Asian records by the Asian Record Council.

Thien-Duong-CaveCu Chi Tunnel, located on 250 kilometers, is recognised as the longest tunnel in Asia. This deep underground tunnel has a network of rooms linked by numerous trenches.

Con Dao Prison Relic Site in Ba Ria-Vung Tau is recognised as the largest prison in Asia.

A museum, established by Robert Taylor and Nguyen Thi Bong in 2010 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau on an area of 1500 square meters, is recognised as the oldest and largest weapons museum, showcasing 1,200 guns, 1,000 swords, 300 mannequins in military uniform of many countries of the previous century.

Also, Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Heritage Park is recognised as the longest dry cave. Bui Ngoc Thinh in Khanh Hoa Province won the record for a blind child to perform music with five instruments from accessories. The longest sea-crossing cable record went to the cable system in Vinpearl, Nha Trang.

In addition, four records of spiritual life went to Dong Pagoda on Yen Tu Mountain, the biggest bronze pagoda on a mountain top, the longest lobby with 500 La Han statutes, the biggest bronze gold-inlaid statute of Sakyamuni at Bai Dinh Pagoda, Ninh Binh Province, and the biggest statute of Jesus Christ in Vung Tau City.

Source: CAND

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