China building the "world's largest dragon"

Dragon SculptureInvestors in a central China city are building a giant $300 million sculpture of a dragon that they say will be the largest in the world, state media said on Tuesday.

The "Ancestral Dragon," whose partially completed head rises 30 feet (9.1 meters) above ground in Henan province, will be finished by 2009 to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic's founding.

The 13-mile metal structure is intended as a tourist destination that will wind its way along a circular group of hills north of the city. It will house galleries in which visitors can, for a fee, have their names and other messages inscribed. Advertising space on the giant serpent also will be sold, the paper said.

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