Elkton, Maryland: Golden BuddhaEight feet tall, 1,000 pounds, sits on a platform in front of a Chinese restaurant.
Sanlin East Chinese Restaurant
- 953 W. Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD
- Sanlin East Chinese Restaurant. On the north side of US Hwy 40/Pulaski Hwy, about three miles west of Elkton at the bottom of a large hill just east of Ephrata Ave.
Visitor Tips and News About Golden Buddha
As of November 2006, the big golden Buddha is still smiling at passersby in front of the San Lin restaurant on US Route 40 in Elkton MD. It has been restored and sits facing the highway for all to enjoy.[Mark Jonas, 11/22/2006]
The Golden Buddha statue was placed in front of the Chinese restaurant next to the Desert Storm Muffler Man in 1990. It was moved to the San Lin East chinese restaurant outside of Elkton in 1999, where it was vandalized a number of times, then torched a few months later (that was a sad day, as it really became something to expect on a ride through the county). It sat in a Harford County auto-body repair shop for three years where the place did a half-hearted job at repair, then another auto body shop in Havre de Grace took it and finished the repairs for free.
It is 8 feet tall and about 1,000 pounds and I can say, from personal experience having grown up near there and seeing it first-hand, it is a pretty imposing fat, happy man.[Jim Heverin, 11/21/2005]
Unfortunately, the Golden Buddha in Northeast MD at San Lin Bar and Grill, was set on fire by vandals in January, 2000 and removed.[Ken Morrison, 08/18/2000]