Move Over, Giant Jesus…

and make way for Guan Yu. The awful, homeless Giganto Jesus is not only dwarfed,  but seriously outclassed by the recently unveiled statue of Guan Yu.



That’s one gorgeous God! You can read and see more about it here. And from Nerdist:

And this isn’t even the first statue depicting his epicness — he’s worshipped in many areas of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong as a god of war, brotherhood, and loyalty. Designed by Beijing’s 2008 Olympic architect, Han Meilin, this Guan Yu statue is housed in Jingzhou’s Guan Yu Park along the southern tip of China. The entire park was built to pay tribute to the concept of righteousness, with Guan Yu’s statue figuratively representing the X-shaped Chinese character for the virtue. There’s also a huge museum inside of the statue dedicated to Guan Yu and the overall righteousness of China’s history.


  1. rq says

    Exactly what a god should look like: fierce and mighty and overly grandiose.
    No doubt the christians will retcon him into being the Chinese version of the christian god (see? he has a beard and a wrathful expression and his body is righteousness!) but godDAMN that is one fantastic statue.

  2. johnson catman says

    Well, with the pedestal, the jesus statue is 80 meters tall, but by itself is only 33 meters tall. The Guan Yu statue is 58 meters tall all by itself and a lot more impressive.

  3. says

    Johnson catman @ 4:

    The Guan Yu statue is 58 meters tall all by itself and a lot more impressive.

    I probably shouldn’t admit this, but one of the first things I did was figure out the best way to climb it.

  4. rq says

    figure out the best way to climb it

    Don’t be silly, he’s a god -- if you ask nicely, he’ll just pick you up.

  5. Lofty says

    Now that,/I> is a deity.

    Dunno, looks more like PZ to me. Haven’t you heard, he’s going to China soon? Coincidence? Naaah.

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