Goddess of Mercy statue in Da Lat sets world record
Monday, 2017-12-18 05:53:46
NDO – The Vietnam Book of Records (VietKings), on the authority of the World Records Union -WorldKings, held a ceremony in Da Lat city on December 17 to present a certificate announcing the new world record for the flower-made Goddess of Mercy statue at Linh Phuoc pagoda, Da Lat city.
The strawflower-made Goddess of Mercy statue was first set up in 2009, on the seven-storey bell tower of Linh Phuoc Pagoda.
The 17 metre-high statue was mounted from 650 thousand strawflowers (approx. 1.6 tons of flowers) and the statues took 36 days to be completed by Buddhists and artisans.
Previously, the statue had set the Vietnamese record in 2010 and the Asian record in 2012. On average every two years, the flowers of the statue are completely renewed.
In addition, Linh Phuoc Pagoda has 13 works, which were recognised with Vietnamese and Asian records.
Located at Trai Mat, eight kilometres from the centre of Dalat, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is famous thanks to its structure, which is intricately adorned with millions of pieces of broken bottles and ceramics.
The pagoda is one of the most attractive destinations in Da Lat city.
The flower-made Goddess of Mercy statue at Linh Phuoc pagoda