China spends $24M to remove huge ‘eyesore’ statue of war god Guan Yu

China spends $24M to remove huge ‘eyesore’ statue of war god Guan Yu


Chinese officials are shelling out a staggering $24 million to move a 190-foot-tall bronze statue of ancient war god Guan Yu following complaints from residents it was an eyesore.

The statue, which cost $26 million to build, is currently being dismantled by workers in the city of Jingzhou, the South China Morning Post reports.

So far, only the statue’s head has been removed.

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The statue of Guan Yu — a general who lived during the Han dynasty ( 202 BC–220 AD) and was later revered as a war god — was built in 2016 above a museum, but its existence has been plagued by complaints from locals and some government officials.

They argue the 1,200 ton statue is ugly and a vanity project that ruins the appearance of the ancient city.

The Jingzhou Ministry of Housing ruled in December last year that the statue had to go.

Locals believed the statue ruined the

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