Visit These 6 Whacky Giant Fruit Monuments
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Check out these fruit monuments that are so gigantic, they’ve become iconic sights for tourists
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History has shown that, as an expression of love and passion for something or someone, humans raise a giant monument in its favour. This has led to the construction of some of the most beautiful statues and buildings in the world, but it has also birthed a collection of odd and over-the-top — but strangely endearing — landmarks scattered around the globe.
In this feature, we take a look at how people have showcased their love for fruits with these humongous landmarks that look as sweet as their namesakes.
Visitors can walk through the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, where the Big Banana Fun Park also offers other attractions like a toboggan ride and plantation tours. (Photo: Elliott Bledsoe / Flickr)
1. The Big Banana: New South Wales, Australia
This gargantuan banana in the city of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, isn’t just a statue. It’s the centrepiece of Big Banana Fun Park, built amidst a banana plantation, and visitors can actually walk through the fruit.
Built in 1964, the Big Banana was one of Australia’s first “Big Things”. Other attractions at the Big Banana Fun Park are a downhill toboggan ride, ice skating rink, a water park and banana plantation tours.
Big Banana Fun Park, 351 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 156, July 22 - August 4, 2016, with the headline 'Go Bananas'.