China has been responsible for the construction of some amazing structures over the past century. Their skyline has become one of the most recognizable in the world as a result. These towering buildings have become a major tourist attraction. Travelers from all over the world flock to China to see these structures for themselves and take lots and lots of pictures.
Jingzhou is responsible for the recent unveiling of a statue that will have people from all corners of the world talking. The statue is known as the “God of War” and it looms larger than all of the buildings in its vicinity. The amazing creation has caused people to head to the city in droves, so that they can see the massive statue and confirm its existence.
Simply put, this is one of the most impressive structures that we have ever laid eyes on. The statue depicts Guan Yu, the titular god of war. For those who are unaware of the history behind this statue, Yu was a heroic general who played a major role in the fall of the Han dynasty. The Chinese continue to worship him to this day and this is not the only statue of Yu that can be found.
The statue’s size led to a much longer planning period. Because of its sheer size, the blueprints that were drafted for the project took much longer than normal. The workers knew that they were memorializing a very important period in Chinese history and they wanted to take their time. The statue was built out of bronze and now stands at an impressive 190 feet tall.
When the weather is clear, the statue is visible from great distances. This creates an illusion that the general is still protecting the city from harm. The bronze was too heavy to be carried in large pieces, which made the process of constructing the statue even more grueling than expected. The pedestal that houses the statue also contains a museum.
By taking the time to climb a special staircase in the statue’s interior, visitors are able to learn important facts about the general and his many achievements. This monumental achievement brings history to life in a very interesting way. Please be sure to pass this story along to all of the history and architecture buffs in your life. They just may want to book a ticket to China.