On the occasion of Da Lat Flower Festival 2010 (from January 1st to January 4th), members of Linh Phuoc Pagoda built a Buddha Avalokiteshvara Statue made of immortelle flowers in front of a bell-tower (7 floors) in Linh Phuoc Pagoda.
Frame of the statue is made of heavy duty steel. The statue measures 17m in height (consist of statue’s sole, body, nimbus). This standing statue on lotus statue with a willow branch on the left hand and a vase on the right hand was made by 30 artisans and 600 Buddhists.
Artisans and Buddhists used 650,000 immortelle flowers (1,630kg. If we spread all of the flowers on floor, it will measures 200 m2) to made this statue during 36 days.
The Buddha Avalokiteshvara made of immortelle flowers has been maintained and displayed in Linh Phuoc pagoda since 2010 and has been revered by Buddhists and tourists. The immortelle flowers of the statues have been insteaded of by new immortelle flowers once every two years.
The WorldKings Council recoganized the Buddha Avalokiteshvara made of immortelle flowers as a world record in December 5, 2017 and authorized Vietnam Book of Records to confer the World Record Certificate on Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Da Lat City, Vietnam on December 17, 2017.