Gigantic statue of ancient warrior god Guan Yu completed in Hubei
A leviathan statue of the ancient Chinese warrior god Guan Yu has been completed in Jingzhou city in Hubei province.
The statue features over 4,000 strips of bronze and stands at 58 meters tall. The gargantuan god weighs in at a stunning 1,320 tonnes and can be seen holding a huge weapon known as the Green Dragon Crescent Blade that weighs a further 136 tonnes.
The piece acts as an impressive centre piece of the Guan Yu Park in Jingzhou, with an 8,000 square metre Guan Yu Museum inside the pedestal that was designed to mimic an ancient warship.
Guan Yu was a real person who lived in China during the Three Kingdoms Period, and served as a General with a fearless reputation in the late Eastern Han dynasty.