July 07, 2010
Thousands of Vietnamese have flocked to a rubber farm in the southern Binh Duong province of Vietnam to see the work of a group of very unusual sculptors---termites. The insects have created a nest that vaguely resembles the Buddha sitting in meditation posture.
'Police and local authorities asked them to leave but others keep coming,' Vo Van Cuong, of the Rubber Company of Ben Cat, said.
He said thousands of people from southern Binh Duong province and neighbouring areas had rushed to the forest site.
The 40cm tall nest resembles Buddha sitting in meditation, Dantri International news website reported.
DTI News reports that local authorities have requested that Ben Cat District’s Buddhism representatives move the termite nest to Long Hung Pagoda so that "order can be restored in the area where it was discovered."