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Quiz: Can you identify all 13 of these giant Buddhas?

Many of us have gazed at the world’s giant Buddha statues with absolute awe and wonder during our travels. Now, see how many you can identify and locate with our photo-based, just-for-fun quiz…

Leshan Giant Buddha, China (Shutterstock)

Towering, eye-catching and awe-inspiring, we've written about the world’s most spectacular giant Buddhas before.

Let's see if you can remember them with this quiz. Simply answer each question to find out if you can correctly identify these 13 iconic Buddha statues from around the globe…

1. First up: Can you identify this giant Buddha statue?

Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong

The Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan

Mogao Buddha, China

Honestly, no idea!

2. This Giant Buddha is the world’s largest, and is named after its location…

Jiuquan, China

Leshan, China

Xiamen, China

Harbin, China

3. Do you recognise this reclining Buddha monument?

Reclining Buddha, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Reclining Buddha, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, Thailand

Honestly, no idea!

4. Can you identify this Buddha, which is carved into a rock temple?

Mogao Buddha, Mogao Caves, China

Thousand Buddha Cliff, China

Gal Viharaya, Sri Lanka

Akuvana Buddha, Sri Lanka

5. Japan has several giant Buddha statues. Which one is this?

The Great Buddha of Takaoka

Ushiku Daibutsu, Ibaraki

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

Fukuoka Buddha, Fukuoka

6. Myanmar (Burma) also has a number of sacred Buddhas. This is the world’s largest reclining Buddha. What’s it called?

Win Sein Taw Ya, Mawlamyine

Shwedagon Buddha, Yangon

The Great Buddha of Monywa

Shwethalyaung Buddha, Bago

7. Do you recognise Bhutan’s great Buddha?

The Buddha Dordenma

The Bhutan Buddha

The Buddha Thimphu

The Buddha Vajrayana

8. This laughing Buddha in South-East Asia is the…

Laughing Buddha, Borobudur, Indonesia

Laughing Buddha, Vinh Trang Pagoda, Vietnam

Laughing Buddha, Pha That Luang, Laos

Honestly, no idea!

9. Here’s one of the most famous giant Buddha statues in the world. What’s it called?

The Great Buddhas of Monywa, Myanmar

Sakya Muni Buddha, Singapore

Grand Buddha at Ling Shan, China

Honestly, no idea!

10. Sri Lanka has several Buddhist monuments, too. Which is this?

Maligawila Buddha

Avukana Buddha

Buduruwagala Buddha

Honestly, no idea!

11. Do you recognise this pair of giant Buddhas?

The Great Buddhas of Monywa, Myanmar

Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal

The Great Buddhas of Nara, Japan

Bongeunsa Temple, South Korea

12. What’s the name of this giant Buddha statue in Japan?

Okoyama Great Buddha

Sapporo Great Buddha

Gifu Great Buddha

Hakodate Great Buddha

13. Finally, Taiwan has one notably large Buddha statue. Where in the country is it?

Lungshan, Taipei

Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung

Chung Tai Chan, Puli

Honestly, no idea!

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