Statue of legendary Miao beauty built to promote local tourism
A giant statue of Yang'asha, the Goddess of Beauty of the Miao ethnic group, is near completion in Jianhe County, Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou province. At 88 meters high, the statue will be the tallest of its kind in China. It will serve to promote culture and tourism in the county.
The story of Yang'asha is widely known in Jianhe County. In 2008, Yang'asha was included on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list.[ Editor: zyq ]