CULTURE 'Selfie Panda' sculpture in Sichuan goes popular

CULTURE

'Selfie Panda' sculpture in Sichuan goes popular

People's Daily Online

16:17, April 08, 2021

A tourist takes photos of the "Selfie Panda" sculpture at Yangtianwo square in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 7, 2021. A creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the sculpture is 26.5m by 11m by 12m in dimension, featuring a selfie-taking giant panda lying on its back. Weighing 130 tonnes, the work takes shape with the help of three million lacquer-painted stainless steel rods. "Selfie Panda" is inspired by a real giant panda that went astray in downtown Dujiangyan in 2005. It soon became a popular photogenic spot following its recent public debut. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

Aerial photo taken on April 7, 2021 shows the "Selfie Panda" sculpture on display at Yangtianwo square in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province. A creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the sculpture is 26.5m by 11m by 12m in dimension, featuring a selfie-taking giant panda lying on its back. Weighing 130 tonnes, the work takes shape with the help of three million lacquer-painted stainless steel rods. "Selfie Panda" is inspired by a real giant panda that went astray in downtown Dujiangyan in 2005. It soon became a popular photogenic spot following its recent public debut. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

A tourist poses for a selfie with the "Selfie Panda" sculpture at Yangtianwo square in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 7, 2021. A creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the sculpture is 26.5m by 11m by 12m in dimension, featuring a selfie-taking giant panda lying on its back. Weighing 130 tonnes, the work takes shape with the help of three million lacquer-painted stainless steel rods. "Selfie Panda" is inspired by a real giant panda that went astray in downtown Dujiangyan in 2005. It soon became a popular photogenic spot following its recent public debut. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

Photo taken on April 7, 2021 shows the "Selfie Panda" sculpture on display at Yangtianwo square in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province. A creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the sculpture is 26.5m by 11m by 12m in dimension, featuring a selfie-taking giant panda lying on its back. Weighing 130 tonnes, the work takes shape with the help of three million lacquer-painted stainless steel rods. "Selfie Panda" is inspired by a real giant panda that went astray in downtown Dujiangyan in 2005. It soon became a popular photogenic spot following its recent public debut. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

Tourists visit a creative market next to the "Selfie Panda" sculpture at Yangtianwo square in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 7, 2021. A creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the sculpture is 26.5m by 11m by 12m in dimension, featuring a selfie-taking giant panda lying on its back. Weighing 130 tonnes, the work takes shape with the help of three million lacquer-painted stainless steel rods. "Selfie Panda" is inspired by a real giant panda that went astray in downtown Dujiangyan in 2005. It soon became a popular photogenic spot following its recent public debut. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

Aerial photo taken on April 7, 2021 shows the "Selfie Panda" sculpture on display at Yangtianwo square in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province. A creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the sculpture is 26.5m by 11m by 12m in dimension, featuring a selfie-taking giant panda lying on its back. Weighing 130 tonnes, the work takes shape with the help of three million lacquer-painted stainless steel rods. "Selfie Panda" is inspired by a real giant panda that went astray in downtown Dujiangyan in 2005. It soon became a popular photogenic spot following its recent public debut. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

A tourist takes photos of the "Selfie Panda" sculpture at Yangtianwo square in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 7, 2021. A creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the sculpture is 26.5m by 11m by 12m in dimension, featuring a selfie-taking giant panda lying on its back. Weighing 130 tonnes, the work takes shape with the help of three million lacquer-painted stainless steel rods. "Selfie Panda" is inspired by a real giant panda that went astray in downtown Dujiangyan in 2005. It soon became a popular photogenic spot following its recent public debut. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

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