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Small Town Builds Big Temple

Published torsdag 28 oktober 2004 kl 12.22
Buddhist Monk in Fredrika

One of Sweden’s smallest towns is making room for the country’s biggest Buddhist temple.

Fredrika, with a population of 400, hopes the 300 person-capacity temple will attract tourists and the country’s 10,000 Buddhists. Construction of the hilltop temple is expected to start in the spring.

The decision to build in Fredrika, a village some 660 kilometers north of Stockholm, comes in part because so many seasonal workers that arrive for berry-picking season in July-September come from Thailand. Many of those workers have settled there permanently.

Fredrika also hopes that the new temple will generate jobs and tourism revenue.

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