Giant bronze hot pot unveiled in China

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Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A giant bronze hot pot, over two storeys high, has been unveiled in Datong in China’s Shanxi province.

The hot pot, at 5.17 metres high and with a diameter of 3.57 metres, weighs over 1,883 kg. The lid weighs over 350 kg, reports Xinhua news agency.

The pot can hold one tonne of food and serve 800 people at the same time, said Li Anmin, a craftsman who specializes in making Datong bronze ware.

“Datong bronze hot pot was called ‘elevated pot’ during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It took dozens of workers two months to make it. We needed 250 kgs of charcoal to heat up the pot,” he said.

–IANS

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