Via: China Unveils Colossal 1,320-ton Sculpture Of Chinese God Of War “Guan Yu”

China Unveils Colossal 1,320-ton Sculpture Of Chinese God Of War “Guan Yu”

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China Unveils Colossal 1,320-ton Sculpture Of Chinese God Of War “Guan Yu”

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An absolutely enormous statue of the ancient Chinese warrior/god Guan Yu has finally been completed in Jingzhou city, Hubei province, attracting tourists and locals alike to come out and behold his glory.

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Jingzhou’s Guan Yu Park was designed to revolve around the concept and character for righteousness (义), Sina reports. In the middle stands the legend himself, at 48 meters tall, atop a 10-meter-tall pedestal.

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Over 4,000 strips of bronze have been glued over the 1,320 ton sculpture that carries an intimidating axe-like weapon called the “Green Dragon Crescent Blade” which weighs another 136 tons, according to CCTV News.

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The pedestal has been built to look like an ancient warship, standing proud on his warship, Guan Yu is portrayed as a fearless warrior, ready to battle against the waves. By walking up a staircase into the pedastal, visitors can soon visit the 8,000 square meter Guan Yu Museum inside.

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July 13, 2016 at 03:15AM

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