China Unveils Giant 1,450-Ton God Of War Statue

July 14, 2016

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I know, you were expecting Kratos. Me too. This is the giant 58-meter (~190 foot) tall Guan Yu statue recently unveiled in Guan Yu Park in Jingzhou, China. Guan Yu was a general during China's Three Kingdoms period and was later deified for his contributions to the kingdom. The entire statue weighs over 1,450 tons and his weapon, the Green Dragon Crescent Blade, weighs over 150 tons alone. That is a heavy weapon. Guan Yu is covered with over 4,000 strips of bronze and stands atop a 8,000 square meter (~86,000 square foot) museum. As I'm sure I've told you countless times, I'm about doing battle, but I'm not sure how I'd feel about squaring off against Guan Yu. I feel like he knows his stuff. He's probably not the kind of enemy that will fall for a "Hey -- what's that behind you?!" Which sucks because that's like my go-to. If I were a Street Fighter character that would be my signature move. Plus, okay, tag-teaming Goro from Mortal Kombat to fight for me. I will sit on a horse and watch him tear your arms off while I nibble a roasted turkey leg.

Keep going for several more pictures including construction.

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Thanks to ALAN, who yelled his name at me because he was afraid I would get it wrong like the Starbucks employee who wrote 'Alien' on his cup.

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