China Unveils Colossal 1,320-ton Sculpture Of Chinese God Of War “Guan Yu” – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

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


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.

h/t: reddit, shanghaiist


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.


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.


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.


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Man Spends Four Years Growing a Serene Church Made of Trees
The Radical And Visionary Modernist And Brutalist Architecture Of Macedonia
Breathtaking Aerial Views Of China's Tulip Fields
5,300-year-old Pottery Statue Found in North China
Rediscovering Childhood Magic: Designer Kirill Kruglov's 'My Outskirts' Coloring Book
Meet He Jiaying, A Celebrated Chinese Artist and Educator Specializing in Gongbi Painting
Billboard Houses For The Homeless
Bishop Castle - an Elaborate and Intricate One-Man Project by Jim Bishop
“Beauty Warriors”: Fine Art Portrait Photography By Evija Laiviņa And Her Powerful Message For Our Society
This Illuminated Arch Rises Up Out Of The Water And Surrounds A Foot Bridge In Texas
Whale-Shaped Marine Observatory Will Let Visitors Take A Look Under the Sea
A Man from Belarus Builds and Navigates an Incredible Boat Out of Only Ice
Artist Janet Echelman Installed A Voluminous Sculpture Floating Above The Streets Of London
10 Colorized Historical Photos Of Famous Landmarks Under Construction
The Festina Lente Bridge
The World's Largest LED Light Sculpture
Amazing Glass House In The Middle Of Nowhere
Enigmatic And Brutalist Post-Communist Sculptures In The Balkans
Colossal Sculptural Lights By David Trubridge Have Been Added To A Treewalk In New Zealand
"Il Gigante": The Statue Of The Giant Neptune In Italian Village
Photographer Celine Liu Photoshops Herself In Images Of Celebrities Found On The Internet
Grasshopper’s Dream, A Cafe With Two Giant Grasshoppers At The Train Station In South Korea
Would You Feel Safe In A Building Like This?
An Ice Statue Of Greta Thunberg Has Been Erected In Trafalgar Square