You’d expect a God of War statue to look pretty epic. But there’s epic, and then there’s EPIC, and this enormous statue of Guan Yu, a famous general in Chinese history who later deified, is most definitely EPIC.
China Unveiled Epic War Statue
The statue has unveiled in Guan Yu Park, Jinzhou, China. It’s 58 meters (190ft) tall and weighs over 1,320 tons, and it contains over 4,000 strips of bronze. It designed by Han Meilin, who is probably best known for his designs of the 2008 Beijing Olympics mascots. The monument is so big that there’s even an 8,000sqm museum inside it! Guan Yu lived during China’s turbulent Three Kingdoms period. He carried an axe-like weapon called a Green Dragon Crescent Blade, which has immortalized with him as part of the statue. The only difference is that the gun now weighs 136 tons!