LONGEST CARPET OF FLOWERS LAID IN CHINA
Oct 20 2011 12:00AM
A new Guinness World Records™ record for the longest carpet of flowers was set in in Kaifeng City, Henan Province, China on Tuesday.
Measuring 2,011 m (6,597 ft 8 in), the colourful carpet beat the previous record of 1,915.6 m (6,284 ft 9 in) set in Mexico in 2010.
This record-setting display of flowers was created by the People’s Government of Kaifeng City (China) for the 29th Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Festival, which runs throughout the month.
Consisting of 22,110 potted chrysanthemums – a flower for which the city has a long history of cultivating – the carpet measured 1.65 m (5 ft 4.96 in) in width and took 120 people eight days to compose.
Guinness World Record™ Adjudicator Angela Wu measured the carpet of flowers together with a professional technician, before presenting the official certificate to the organizer.