World’s Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree

IAS Prelims 2023

73-meter Christmas tree, claimed to have broken previous records, was unveiled in Colombo, Srilanka on Christmas.

The tree located on a sea facing beach has become an attraction for locals and tourists.

The tree has beaten the existing Guinness record and hoped it will be declared as the World’s tallest artificial Christmas Tree.

The tree is 18 meters taller than the current record holder in a Chinese city. The tree’s steel-and-wire frame is covered with a plastic net decorated with more than 10 lakh natural pine cones, 6 lakh LED bulbs and topped by a 6-metre-tall shining star.