This amazingly huge wooden lion was carved from a single tree trunk.
The so-called father of this giant wooden lion is Dengding Rui Yao. He led a team of 20 assistants on a three-year journey to complete this sculpture. This giant wooden lion was made in Myanmar, and then transported to its permanent home at the Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, China.
The lion was sculpted from a rosewood tree, and measures 14.5m (47.5 ft) long, 5m (16.4 ft) high and 4m (13.1 ft) wide.
If those figures are correct, this giant wooden lion would earn the title of being the longest wood carving in the world.
However, when it’s checked on the the Guinness World Records’ website, Chunhui Zheng’s sculpture is still known as the longest carving. Therefore, the wooden lion still needs verifying officially, or else the original measurements have been determined to be incorrect.
Regardless, it’s an incredible work of public art that you should definitely check out if you happen to be in Wuhan, China.
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