Lions are not easy to be spotted even in the wild and because of the magnificent look of the animal, they are naturally known as the king of the animal world. People praise its beauty, grandeur, and strength and now we are going to talk about a wooden sculpture of a roaring lion that now stands proudly in a Central Chinese City Square.
This sculpture is called Oriental Lion, and it was carved from a single redwood tree trunk over for 3 years. It is a creation of the famous Chinese architect Dengding Rui Yao and he was assisted by over 20 people to create this massive sculpture.
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They initiated the project in Myanmar, where the carving was seen through and 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 and you can just imagine how huge it is!
Lion statues are associated with many things and in Buddhism, lions are considered as protectors. If you visit a Buddhist temple or a monastery, you see lion statues on the two sides of the entrance.
Now in China, you can even see lion statues in hotels and other places and they believe that these statues keep evil spirits away from these places.
So, enjoy the pictures of this huge and magnificent creation and you will surely be amazed by the craftsmanship. We all know that it is not easy to create a life-like new creation out of something like wood, and they have done justice to the glory of the redwood tree by turning it into this masterpiece. Do not forget to let us know your comments about this breath-taking sculpture!