Australia’s Big Mango, an iconic road trip and tourist destination designed to honor Bowen’s agricultural industry, is the subject of today’s Doodle. The construction is one of the numerous Enormous Things the nation over – an collection of huge side of the road attractions that includes an oak seed, banana, and gumboot just to give some examples. This day in 2002 marked the beginning of the Big Mango’s construction, making today its 21st birthday!
The world-famous mangoes and flourishing fruit orchards of the town of Bowen in North Queensland were the subject of a substantial memorial construction in 2002. The Big Mango is located just 5 kilometers south of Bowen on the Bruce Highway. Because they also grow tomatoes, capsicums, and other vegetables, the town is also known as the “salad bowl of the north.”
Tipping the scales at more than five tons and remaining at ten meters tall, the mango is genuinely an unmissable fascination. The “Bowen Special” mango, which was introduced from India in 1871 and was born in Bowen, is the model for the $90,000 fiberglass structure. The “Bowen Special” is another name for the Kensington Pride.
A huge mango is unorthodox on its own, but in 2014, something even stranger happened: Overnight, the enormous fruit vanished! Following quite a while of mango-filled titles, a café network owned up to taking the mango to advance another menu thing. In the end, the mango got back where it belonged in Bowen.
Now, manGO see this thing with your own eyes!