The impressive statues around the world stand for honoring great personalities and important events in the history. Some of them have enough heights to become the main attraction of the cities. Followings are 10 tallest statues in the world.
10 Grand Buddha at Lingshan, China, 88 meter
It is one of the largest statues of Buddha in China, located in Longshan mountain. The statue has a height of 88 meters, completely made of bronze, weighs 700 tons. This tourist spots covers an area of 74 acres and contains many Buddhist sites.
9 Great Buddha of Thailand, Thailand, 92 meter
Great Buddha of Thailand is the tallest statue in the country, measuring a height of 92 meters. The construction of this statue started in 1990 and completed in 2008. The entire statue made of cement and covered with golden paint. This giant Buddha statue was constructed by the principles of Theravada Buddhism.
8 Peter the Great statue, Russia, 96 meter
This statue was built in the memory of Russian emperor Peter I, who ruled the country for 43 years. The 98 meters tall Peter the Great statue facing Moskva river in Moscow city. The statue was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli, used 600 tons of stainless steel and Bronze. Peter the great statue weighs 100 tons and it unveiled in the year 1997.
7 Sendai Daikannon, Japan, 100 meter
Sendai Daikannan is a 100 meters tall statue located in Sendai, Japan. The statue represents the Japanese Buddhist Bodhisattva. This statue stands at the top of a hill in Sendai, provides a view from many parts of the city.
Sendai Daikannon holds a jewel in her right hand to grant wishes and a water flask in her left hand to pour the water of wisdom. Through the elevators, tourist can reach the top of the statue and can view the entire city.
6 Emperors Yan and Huang, China, 106 meter
These sculptures are built to commemorate Chinese emperors Yan and Huang. The construction of these statues started in 1987 and took over 20 years for its completion. These statues have height of 106 meter, located in Henan province of China.
Government spent $22.5 million for the construction of these statues. The eyes of these statues are 3 meters wide and nose have a length of 6 meters.
5 Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, China, 108 Meter
The statue of Guan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of compassion, sited in Hainan province of China. This statue has a height of 108 meters, became the fourth tallest statue in the world. This statue has three different faces to represent blessing from the Goddess all over the world.
The first face looks towards the inland and other two faces point towards the sea. It took almost 6 years for the completion of this giant statue.
4 Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan 110 meter
Ushiku Daibutsu meant for ‘Great Buddha in Ushiku’ located in Ushiku city of Japan. The statue has a height of 110 meters without measuring 10 meters tall base. This Buddha statue was completely made of Bronze.
There are four different levels within the statue, visitors can reach the top by using the elevator. At first level visitors can hear beautiful music, the 2nd level completely dedicated for scriptural studies, the third level filled with 30000 Buddha statues. From the top level, visitors can watch the beautiful gardens within the surroundings of the statue.
3 Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar, 116 meter
The third tallest statue in the world has a height of 116 meters, situated in Monywa, Myanmar. The construction of Laykyun Setkyar started in 1996 and completed in 2008. The statue actually stands on 13.5 meter throne.
There is also an elevator inside the statue for visitors to reach the top for enjoying the panoramic view of the city. Visitors can also see 89 meter lying Buddha next to Laykyun Setkyar statue.
2 Spring Temple Buddha, China, 153 meter
It is the second tallest statue in the world, measuring 153 meter of height, located in Henan, China. Starting in 1997 the construction of this statue completed in the year 2008. The statue is standing on 20 meter tall lotus throne, consist of 1100 pieces of a copper cast.
The name of this statue coming from the hot spring situated near the site. It was estimated $55 million for the construction of Spring temple Buddha.
1 Statue of Unity, India, 182 meter
The tallest statue in the world, the statue of unity, stands for the Iron man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It would take around four statues of liberty arranged in a top to bottom fashion just to reach the Iron Man’s head.
It is one of the most loved projects of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wins the title of tallest statues in the world with a height of 182 meters.
The statue of unity is built across Sardar Sarovar dam near the city of Vadodara. This is a towering reputation for the late Indian leader from his homeland, the western state of Gujarat.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel served as the first home affairs minister and deputy prime minister after independence. The 600-foot monument to Iron Man costs around $200 million, serves the first position in the list of tallest statues in the world.