“Great Sphinx of Giza” shows up in Shijiazhuang

2014-05-13 07:09:22 GMT2014-05-13 15:09:22(Beijing Time)  SINA English
A giant imitation statue of Egyptian’s Sphinx of Giza in Shijiazhuang has caught the eye of many local tourists.A giant imitation statue of Egyptian’s Sphinx of Giza in Shijiazhuang has caught the eye of many local tourists.
A tourist takes photo on the leg of the imitated Sphinx.A tourist takes photo on the leg of the imitated Sphinx.
Imitated Sphinx also have doors leading inside.Imitated Sphinx also have doors leading inside.
There were pancake stalls and garbage around the "Sphinx"There were pancake stalls and garbage around the "Sphinx"
The construction of the Sphinx imitation took three months as a site of background view for a local film studio city.The construction of the Sphinx imitation took three months as a site of background view for a local film studio city.
A sculpture of traditional Chinese dragon not far from the “Sphinx” in the film studio city. A sculpture of traditional Chinese dragon not far from the “Sphinx” in the film studio city.

A giant imitation statue of Egyptian’s Sphinx of Giza in Shijiazhuang, capital city of Hebei province, has caught the eye of many local tourists.

The imitation statue was produced according to the scale of the original one in Egypt, with a length of about 60 meters and a height of 20 meters. There were also doors in the front and both sides of the statue leading inside.

The major difference between the Egyptian Sphinx and its Chinese imitation lies in its construction: the original while was built with giant stones, while the imitation was built with steel and concrete, and then painted to be earthly-yellow.

The construction of the Sphinx imitation took three months as a site of background view for a local film studio city. Still, the giant statue has attracted many tourists “to view the world wonder”. Now there are even pancake stalls around.

Many in nearby regions came for photos. “It saves such a handful of money for traveling abroad,” said a tourist jokingly. Another tourist was told the nose of the Sphinx was “crushed by a branch of mystic Muslims in the middle ages” while she questioned if the nose was broken by workers in the process of construction, reported ifeng.com.

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