Saturday, September 28, 2019

The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China

The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The "kissing dinosaur" dome was built to promote a fossil center in the extreme north of China. This unique project attracts the curiosity of many visitors.

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The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
Located in the far north on the Sino-Mong border, the city of Erenhot (also known as Erlian) has two towering Brontosaurus lizard statues. Each dinosaur is 34 m wide and 19 m high. The size of the whole project is up to 80 m long. Photo: Daisy Lin.
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The "kissing dinosaur" dome was rebuilt in 2007 to promote the reputation of a fossil center. Photo: Flickr.
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The dinosaurs were located on either side of the main highway, and the long neck extended towards the opponent looking like they wanted to kiss each other. Photo: Ukagram0330, Emo_0311, Hzunkie, Walkbanx.
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
This unique design makes the viewer feel very cute and interesting. Many travelers around the world have come to check-in with this pair of dinosaurs. Photo: Iuliiatrubitsyna17, Clarencelee563, Artyomvishniak.
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
There are also dozens of statues depicting this prehistoric animal, with many unique shapes and sizes. Photo: Adam Singer, lynnyang_yl, Rolling Tales2, China.org.
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
Erenhot is located in the Gobi desert, established as the only train trade route between Inner and Outer Mongolia in the 1950s. Before that, from 1920, the city began to be famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils in Erlian basin. At that time, Erenhot attracted international attention and people began to call this place "the dinosaur city". Photo: lynnyang_yl.
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
During the Cretaceous period 70 million years ago, Erenhot was a paradise for lakes, swamps and dense forests. More than 20 types of dinosaurs lived, thrived in this land. The most famous is Gigantoraptor erlianensis, an 8-meter-long bird-like predator discovered in 2005. Photo: Flickr.
The unique "kissing dinosaur" dome in China
Archaeologists have discovered many fossils in the area, including the largest and best preserved dinosaur fossils in Asia. Besides the scenic boulevard, the city also has a dinosaur museum and an amusement park named Dinosaur Fairyland. Photo: Davejasek.

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