On the occasion of Buddha’s birthday in 2010 (this sure has been an eventful year in Vietnam), Buddhist followers in Thua Thien – Hue province have made seven lotuses to release on the Huong (Perfume) River to symbolize his famous seven steps.
Each lotus is 3.2m high, 7m wide, made of pink cloth and placed on float. They are lit by neon lights in the evenings.
These works feature the legend of the Buddha, who made seven right steps after his birth and upon each step blossomed a lotus. Anyone who sees the seven lotuses would be very lucky.
The seven lotuses will be there until the end of Hue Festival 2010.