Giant statue of Lord Buddha unveiled in new park in Himalayan state of Sikkim, India (gallery)

Published: February 27, 2013

A park featuring a 130-foot tall Lord Buddha statue was opened to the public in Rabong, Sikkim, India, Feb. 25, 2013. The park’s name is Tathagatatsal, it covers an area of 23 acres and will be formally inaugurated by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on March 25, 2013. 


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Visitors marvel at the 130-foot Lord Buddha statue during the unveiling of Tathagatatsal park in Rabong, Sikkim, India on Feb. 25, 2013. Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images


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