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1320 Tonnes God Of War Statue Becomes The New Attraction In China

14 July 2016
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The God of War Statue has been recently unveiled in Guan Yu Park in Jingzhou, China. The statue depicts Guan Yu, a prominent epic figure in Chinese history who was a famous general during the Three Kingdoms period. It was designed by Han Meilin, who is best known for his designs of the 2008 Beijing Olympics constructions.

Guan Yu Park in Jingzhou

The general has been identified in the Chinese history with other names such as Guan Gong or Guan Di and symbolizes brotherhood, integrity, loyalty and righteousness. The statue is 58 meters (190ft) tall including 10-meter tall pedestal that has been designed to look like an ancient warship. It weighs over 1,320 tonnes, and it contains over 4,000 strips of bronze. He carries an axe-like weapon called "Green Dragon Crescent Blade", which has been immortalized with him as part of the statue. The axe alone weighs 136 tonnes. visitors can explore an 8,000 sq m museum inside this statue.

General Guan Yu

Guan Di Chinese history

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