The sculpture is called Oriental Lion, and it was carved from a single redwood tree trunk over a 3-year span.
It is the creation of famous Chinese architect Dengding Rui Yao, along with over 20 assistants who helped him create this massive sculpture.
They initiated the project in Myanmar, where the carving was seen through and finally, when the great beast was finished, 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.