This Giant Lion Carved From A Single Tree Trunk Took 20 People And 3 Years To Complete

A giant wooden sculpture of a roaring lion now stands proudly
in a Central Chinese city square, and the journey it took to
get there makes it all the more spectacular.

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The Oriental Lion, as it has been dubbed, was carved
from a single redwood tree trunk over the span of 3 years.
Established Chinese architect Dengding Rui Yao, reportedly
assisted by over 20 people, initiated the project in Myanmar,
where the carving was seen through. Finally, when the great
beast was finished in December of 2015, it was transported
over 3000 miles to reach Wuhan’s Fortune Plaza Times Square.
At 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet high, and 13 feet wide, the
Oriental Lion is a force to be reckoned with.

Lions play a significant role in traditional Chinese culture.
When Buddhism spread from India to China, so did many of its
symbols, including the lion. Seen as protectors, lion statues
became a common installation at the gates of imperial
palaces, including the legendary Forbidden City in Beijing.
Today, they can even be found outside of hotels and
restaurants, just in case any evil spirits drifted from the
Han dynasty into modern times.






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