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World's Largest Urban Sculpture Park to Appear in China

CHANGCHUN, June 26 -- A sculpture park will appear next year in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, and it will be the world's largest urban sculpture park.

The first phase construction of project, which covers 44 hectares of area, has been completed recently, and the whole project will cover 90 hectares of area.

Visitors will have the chance to appreciate 260 sculptures from over 80 countries, all of which have appeared in former Changchun International Sculpture Exhibitions.

A Changchun official said that establishment of the sculpture park will add new color to the 200-year-old city, which is famous for its automobile industry, movies and Manchu ethnic culture.

Since 1997, Changchun has consecutively held four international sculpture exhibitions, which have exhibited 179 pieces of art from 157 sculptors in over 50 countries.

The Fifth Changchun International Sculpture Exhibition will be held in July this year.

-- source: Xinhua News Agency

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