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These are China's weirdest monuments

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There's nothing like a huge, diverse nation with a tumultuous history to bring on the weirdness. Here are a few of our favorite incredibly strange monuments that could only exist in China . . . or maybe the American midwest. But we'll save the latter for another day. For now, enjoy this gallery of eastern oddities.

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Toilet Seat Waterfall, Foshan

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The 100m long and 5m tall waterfall is made from thousands of toilet seats, sinks and urinals.

(via Damn Cool Pictures)


Transformers in Beijing

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Bi Heng, a Chinese arts student, made this 2 ton weigh and almost 10 m tall robot. The materials came from an old Chinese military vehicle, the Jiefang CA10.

(via Yeinjee)


The "Ring of Life", Fushun

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This 157 m tall ring is made from 3000 tons of steel, and decorated with 12,000 LED lights. Because why not?

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Kissing dinosaurs, Erenhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

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In the border town between Mongolia and China there are two Brontosauruses are kissing above the highway.

(via AsiaObscura and Phineas Fogg Fan Club)


"Out of body experience", Kunming

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Designed by Luo Xu and erected in 2012.

(via Danwei)


Very friendly pigs in Zhengzhou

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(via Sina Weibo)


Computer mouse statue, in the Tech quarter of Xi'an

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About time this humble piece of technology got its own statue.

(via Adventures in Architecture)


Optimus Prime autobot in Yunnan

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The 12 m high sculpture welcomes truck factory laborers to work.

(via Proud To Be Geek)


The biggest bowl of Lanzhou Beef Noodle ever, Lanzhou

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Nom!

(via news.163.com)


BMW Z4 statue in Beijing

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(via Jalopnik)

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Lao-Tzu in Shuzou

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Erected in 2012.

(via Shanghaiist)

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