Top 10 tallest statues in the world

The impressive statues around the world stands for honouring great personalities and important events in the history. Some of them have enough heights to become main attraction of the city. Followings are 10 tallest statues in the world.

10 The Mother Calls, Russia, 87 meter

The motherland calls statue

The mother calls statue was built for commemorating the battle of Stalingrad took place between 1942 August – 1943 February, one of major war of World War II. It is located in the industrial city of Volgograd in Russia. This statue have a height of 87 meters, the swords itself have length of 33 meters.

The statue was designed by engineer Nikolai Nikitin and sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich. More than 7900 tonnes of concrete used for the construction of this statue and presented to the world in the year 1967. There are 200 steps from bottom of hill to the statue for symbolizing the exact duration of Stalingrad war.

9 Grand Buddha at Lingshan, China, 88 meter

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It is one of the largest statue of Buddha in China, located in Longshan mountain, The statue have height f 88 meters, completely made of bronze, weighs 700 tons. This tourist spots covers an area of 74 acres and contains many Buddhist sites.

8 Great Buddha of Thailand, Thailand, 92 meter

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Great Buddha of Thailand is the tallest statue in the country, measuring height of 92 meter. 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.

7 Peter the Great statue, Russia, 96 meter

peter the great statue

credit of image : Clay Gilliland on Flickr

 

This statue was built in the memory of Russian emperor Peter I, who ruled the country for 43 years.  The 98 meter 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.

6 Sendai Daikannon, Japan, 100 meter

 

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Sendai Daikannan is the 100 meter tall statue located in Sendai, Japan. The statue represents the Japanese Buddhist Bodhisattva. This statue stands at top of hill in Sendai , can view from many part of the city.

Sendai Daikannon holding a jewel within it’s right hand and a water hand in left hand, to our the water of wisdom. Through the elevators tourist can reach at the top of the statue and can view entire city.

5 Emperors Yan and Huang, China, 106 meter

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These sculptures are built to commemorate Chinese emperors Yan and Huang. The construction of these statues started in 1987 and took 20 years for the 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 length of 6 meter.

4 Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, China, 108 Meter

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The statue of Guan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of compassion, sited in Hainan province of China. This statue have height of 108 meter, became fourth tallest statue in the world. This statue have three different faces, It is to represent the blessing from Goddess all over the world.

The first face looks towards the inland and other two faces points towards the sea. It took almost 6 years for the completion of this giant statue.

3 Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan 110 meter

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Ushiku Daibutsu meant for ‘Great Buddha in Ushiku’ located in Ushiku city of Japan. The statue have height of 110 meter without measuring 10 meter 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, third level filled with 30000 Buddha statues. From the top level visitors can watch the beautiful gardens within the surroundings of statue.

2 Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar, 116 meter

Laykyun Setkyar

 

The second tallest statue in the world, have height of 116 meter, 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 getting top for enjoying panoramic view of the city. Visitors can also see 89 meter lying Buddha next to Laykyun Setkyar statue.

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1 Spring Temple Buddha, China, 153 meter

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It is the 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 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.