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Vincennes Pagoda is one of the Parisian centers of Buddhism. On an area of over 8 thousand m 2 there are 3 main pavilions of this complex.
The first two pavilions were built for the Colonial Exhibition of 1931.
The Cameroon Pavilion is the main building of the Vincennes Pagoda. In its central room stands a gilded statue of Buddha, about 8 feet high. It is believed to be the largest Buddha statue in all of Europe. In 1977, after restoration work and repairs, the central hall was transformed into a prayer hall, with all the decorations and attributes of a Buddhist temple.
Togo's pavilion is the second largest. As of 2001, restoration work has not yet been completed here. After these works, it is planned to place a large-scale library dedicated to various Buddhist traditions in the pavilion.
The third, so-called Tibetan, pavilion is located slightly away from the two main buildings. This pavilion was erected much later, in 1985, under the direct supervision of a Tibetan lama.
At the moment, the Vincennes pagoda is a place of pilgrimage for all European Buddhists. Tourists are also interested in this corner of Eastern culture in the heart of Europe.
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