The proposed “Noble Peasant” statue that the Arkin Group of companies is planning to build on a prominent hill overlooking Kyrenia could have huge potential benefits for Cyprus. Similar monumental statues around the world are huge tourist attractions and major revenue earners. The iconic Statue of Liberty, in New York for example, was visited by 4.24 million people in 2019, down from the previous year’s visitation figure by around two percent. Christ the Redeemer is a must-see attraction in Rio de Janeiro. Recognised as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this statue of Jesus Christ, standing with arms outstretched, is the most famous attraction in Rio de Janeiro, and is visited by nearly 2 million people each year.