A gigantic Buddhist flag made of flowers in northern Ninh Binh province has broken a world record after being recognised as the largest of its kind.

Resulting from the diligent work of 20 skilled artists, the creation weighs more than 6 tonnes and is measured 15 x 4 metres in size.

In total 255,800 fresh flowers were categorised into five colours and used to make the flag, celebrating the 2,558 th Buddhist-calendar year and the solidarity of Buddhists across five continents.-VNA