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15 July 2015


Iron Monkeys Debut in Changsha

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The iron “Monkey King” is eye-catching in the mall.


Iron monkeys are entirely absorbed in playing musical instrument.


A guitarist monkey is rocking on with one hand up.


A lifelike iron monkey made of dumped bearings, gears, engines, screws and nuts is vividly playing the flute.


An iron monkey is playing hula-hoop.


Nearly a hundred of “iron monkeys” debuted at a shopping mall in Meixi Lake area, Changsha, on February 3rd, to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Monkey. A four-meter-tall “Monkey King” and numerous iron monkeys playing musical instruments were among the group.


The “Monkey King” was prototyped from Sun Wukong, a main character in the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Its crown and armor were delicately designed and made of steel nails and metal plates.


“All the monkeys are made of dumped bearings, gears, engines, screws, chains, and building trashes,” introduced Yang Gang, professor of Hunan International Economic University and creator of these iron monkeys.


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Translator: Pang Yuehui


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