Friday, 10 May 2013

Our Thing's Bigger Than Your Thing!

Blackpool council officials are hoping to boost tourism by twinning with an exotic beach resort in China. Top of the council’s wish list is the tropical haven of Sanya on the Chinese island of Hainan.

Hainan is home to a huge statue of Guan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion. The Statue, also known as Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, is 108 metres tall and is sited on the south coast of the island which is in the Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone near the Nanshan Temple west of Sanya. It is currently the fourth tallest statue in the world.

Blackpool is famous for it's Tower, a tourist attraction which was opened to the public on 14th May 1894. It is 158.12 metres (518 feet 9 inches) high!

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