The ever-growing temple with tens of thousands of Buddha statues in Cambodia aims for 84,000 statues

The popular Putkiri Temple in Takeo province, Cambodia near the border of Vietnam, is commonly referred to as "the temple of 84,000 Buddha statues."

Built in 2017, the temple is ever-growing. Now showcasing rows of more than 20,000 Buddha statues, the Zen masters at the temple wish to eventually sculpt 84,000 structures, creating a spectacular place of worship for tourists.

Video footage captured on Sunday (January 26) shows 199 steps to the 10-metre statue towering from the top of the 30-meter hill.