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12/18/2017 4:06:45 PM

Flower-made Goddess of Mercy statue in Da Lat sets world record

(VNF) - The Vietnam Book of Records (VietKings), on the authority of the World Records Union -WorldKings, held a ceremony in Da Lat city on December 17th 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 delegate of Vietnam Book of Records (VietKings) presenting 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 650,000 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.

The flower-made Goddess of Mercy statue at Linh Phuoc pagoda.

Sitting eight kilometers from the southern resort town of Da Lat, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the areas. Built from 1949 to 1953, the pagoda boasts a colorful appearance made up of tens of thousands of pieces of porcelain. Though the materials used are only scrap, the craftsmanship involved in creating the décor is a match for any arts and crafts.

To the right of the pagoda is Hoa Long Vien Garden made noticeable thanks to a 49-meter-long dragon with scales made from empty beer bottles and a Di Lac Buddha in its mouth. The seven-storey Linh Thap Tower, covered in pieces of porcelain too, is also part of the Linh Phuoc Pagoda complex. By the tower is an 17-meter statue of the Goddess of Mercy woven from 650,000 golden everlasting flowers.

The Goddess of Mercy's shrine is a three-storey building next to the tower with its own statue made of steel-reinforced concrete at 17 meters high. Each floor holds 108 statuettes of the goddess./.

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