Buddhists to Build New Temple

February 21, 2009

Author: Dana Clark Felty

Source: Savannah Morning News


Members of the Buddhist Association of Savannah are planning to build a 3,200-square-foot temple on their property on U.S. 80 in Garden City, according to association president An Nguyen.

The new building will include marble floors through the roughly 2,000 square feet of worship space and about 1,200 square feet designated for a kitchen, dining area, library and bathrooms.

Nguyen said consultants have estimated the cost of the facility to range between $15,000 to $25,000.

Many of the icons used in worship - including a Dharma wheel and statues of the Buddha - are being ordered from Vietnam.

The new facility will nearly double the space in the Cat-Tuong Temple.