Mammoth blade-wielding “God of War” statue unveiled in China

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China have redefined the concept of ‘statue’ and put Lady Liberty to shame with the unveiling of a colossal 1,320-ton, 58-meter-high statue of legendary general and “God of War” Guan Yu.

The intimidating statue stands in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province – and you would be well advised not to pick a fight with it.

Along with fooling aliens into thinking we’re a world full of warrior giants, the statue is also home to an 8,000-square-meter Guan Yu museum, according to CCTV News.

The general fought to end the reign of the Han dynasty and establish the Shu Han state before he died in 220 CE. In the sixth century he was deified, earning him the very cool title of “God of War”.

He must have been a popular guy, because he has already been immortalized in several statues around the world including in Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam. Surprisingly the latest statue isn’t actually the biggest – that honor goes to his hometown of Changping in the Shanxi province, where Guan Yu dominates the town from a height of 61 meters.

The statue was designed by Han Melin, who also designed the 2008 Beijing Olympics mascots, whom we don’t think would last too long in a fight against Guan Yu.

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wtf..

thats massive..

“The general fought to end the reign of the Han dynasty and establish the Shu Han state before he died in 220 CE. In the sixth century he was deified, earning him the very cool title of “God of War”.

“cool”?

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~ by seeker401 on July 21, 2016.

One Response to “Mammoth blade-wielding “God of War” statue unveiled in China”

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