A giant high-tech bust of an ancient Terracotta Warrior in downtown Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province is startling, amusing and even frightening passers-by.
The face of the five-meter-tall bust is actually a computer screen, and visitors can stand in front of camera to have their face projected on the huge screen.
The real, world-famous Terracotta Warriors were made more than 2,000 years ago and hundreds are on display in a museum not far from Xi'an.
The high-tech replica has been placed near the city's ancient Bell Tower inside the thousand-year-old city wall.
Photos posted online show blown-up profiles of people with amused or stern looks that are projected on the bust seemingly wearing a traditional helmet with chin strap. Numerous visitors took photos standing in front of the bust.
Some netizens said the bust was "funny, creative," but others said it was frightening and criticized the local tourism agency.
"The face keeps changing…local residents thought it was so scary that they wanted to move out of the neighbor…" wrote a netizen.
A local official said the high-tech bust meets the cultural and historic theme of Xi'an and leaves a deep impression on visitors.