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Funding and Funraising
In 2002, with funding from the Cambodian Buddhist Society and “the generosity and support of the Buddhist Communities in Minnesota and other U.S. states”, according to a sign in front of the temple, construction began on the new, two-story, 50-foot-high, 10,000-square-foot temple that in 2016 serves as the main worship area.
Almost all projects at the Watt have been funded by donations, mainly from the Cambodian Buddhist community. For example, $1,000,000 is being raised in the sale of 5,000 painted and engraved Buddhas for $200 each to be put permanently in the stupa.