It's about twenty times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 21.9750 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.045506 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 33.6610 rods tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about twenty times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 739.70 rods is 22.50 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.0444 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 32.80 rods. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about twenty times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.0435 times 739.70 rods.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 32.20 rods from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about twenty times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 23.50 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.0426 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 31.40 rods to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 19,100 rods to the northwest.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 24 times 739.70 rods.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 17,000 rods in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 5.20 rods above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about twenty times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 24.30 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.0412 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 30.40 rods tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about one-thirtieth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 0.0348 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 28.70 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 21,300 rods, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.