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Old 11-15-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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note: your answer could be India given the right parameters.

Which country in Asia do you guys think is the most Buddhist country, you can apply physical architecture, state support, per capita Buddhist population, overall Buddhist population, monk population, or historical importance;

which would be the most Buddhist country in Asia.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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Based on your criteria, I would say Bhutan.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Based on your criteria, I would say Bhutan.
Bhutan is an amazing country, I mean, just look at this place;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paro_Taktsang
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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note: your answer could be India given the right parameters.

Which country in Asia do you guys think is the most Buddhist country, you can apply physical architecture, state support, per capita Buddhist population, overall Buddhist population, monk population, or historical importance;

which would be the most Buddhist country in Asia.
Myanmar (Burma) is right up there. Thailand would be a close second. Having said that, I have experienced a lot of East Asia and not much of Central Asia, so I know very little about countries like Nepal.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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Buddhism doesn't reside in one particular place above and beyond other places. It's about the search for the universal mind. The search is just as relevant in Nepal as it might be in The United States or Western Europe.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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1.Bhutan
2.Thailand
3.Burma
4.Cambodia
5.Sri Lanka
6.Laos
7.Mongolia
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:20 PM
 
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Just from countries I have been to, Thailand would be first, Sri Lanka second, and Nepal third.
From what I know, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Bhutan would rank highly.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:46 PM
 
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Buddhism doesn't reside in one particular place above and beyond other places. It's about the search for the universal mind. The search is just as relevant in Nepal as it might be in The United States or Western Europe.
It depends on what's being considered as being relevant. If it's talking about the population as a whole of a country and how many in that population are Buddhists, then it's relevant from a statistical point of view. For example,

- China has the largest population of Buddhists in the world, but it only accounts for about 18.2% of it's total population.

- Buddhism is the official religion of Thailand. The population of Buddhists in Thailand account for about 93.20% of the total population. Percentage-wise, Thailand is pretty much on top of the list of having the highest percentage of it's population who are Buddhist.

- Bhutan's Buddhists account for about 74.7% of it's population, which is a very respectable percentage, but then it's total population is very small compared to the total populations of China or Thailand.

- India's population is predominantly Hindu even though it's historically significant with regard to the roots of Buddhism. Still, the population of Buddhists in India is about 0.8% of India's total population.

(Stats are from 2010)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_by_country
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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Definitely Bhutan. The government building is like a temple and there is a giant Buddha behind where the king sits.

Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myamar are up there too.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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sri lanka
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