China has been hiding this for years but the truth has now been unveiled
For some years now there has been scaffolding surrounding a gigantic structure in China’s Jinzhou city in Hubei Province. Authorities seemed to have been hiding the construction under such thick scaffolding that anyone would have thought it was something top secret until a glimpse of the head of a statue poked out from the top. It seemed China had been hiding this from the rest of the world till its ultimate revelation in June.
China is well known for its majestic skyscrapers and impressive construction capabilities. This particular structure was started some years back and in this stage was finally revealing what was hiding beneath the scaffolding.
1 The Truth Unveiled
Finally in June 2016 the truth was revealed in its entire splendor. It was none other than a mammoth statue of China’s most famous legendary and mythological hero, the Warlord and Warrior, Gyan Yu.
The Statue centered in the Gyan Yu Park symbolized righteousness and can well qualify as China’s new statue of Liberty. Designed by architect Han Meilin, the 58 meters tall Statue includes a 10 meter pedestal and weighs 1320 tons.
2 China’s New Statue of Liberty, the Warlord Gyan Yu
The fantastic and imposing sculpture reflects a perfect and entailed representation of Gyan Yu in all his glory clutching his famous axe weapon which according to Chinese mythology was called the Green Dragon Crescent Blade. The weapon alone weighs 136 tons.
3 The Pedestal Houses A Museum
The pedestal of the statue is shaped like a warship depicting Gyan Yu in battle position atop his own warship. What’s incredible about the enormous statute that Chinese had been hiding was the nature of sculpting which glued 4000 pieces of bronze together to design the stricture. Inside the pedestal is an 8000 sq meter museum open to the public and showcasing the legendary story and heroics attributed to Gyan Yu.
4 One of Chinas Most Famous Legends
Gyan Yu is a central figure in Chinese historical Mythology also worshipped as a military god. Displaying a statue of Gyan Lu in your home is said to bring good luck and keep away evil.
As a mortal Yu did exist in 214 CE. He was initially a general serving under the Chinese warlord Hu Bei of the Han dynasty during the period of the three kingdoms. His exploits of his military prowess and fighting skills made him a legend incorporated into folklore and subsequently mythology which declared him a god as far back as the Sui dynasty. Gyan YU died in 220 CE.
5 Finally, Gyan Yu Glorified In All His Might
China had been hiding this but it has been a nice surprise for the Chinese. The country’s glorification of its favorite legend has long been the desire of the ruling party to give something to the people to be proud of. The statue was indeed a fantastic gift to the people of Hubei province and the Gyan Yu Park is already a tourist attraction.