Earth is full of magnificent wonders, especially the ones that are created by men. Therefore today, we look into the top 10 tallest statues in the world that are incredible!
1. Statue of Unity
I feel very proud to say that the longest statue in the world lies in India, the statue of unity. It is a colossal statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel which, is located in on the Narmada River in the Kevadiya colony. The total amount spent on its construction is ₹2,989 crore, but trust is this beauty is worth every penny. The statue is of 182 meters (597 ft), a must-visit for sure!
2. Spring Temple Buddha
Spring Temple Buddha is a magnificent statue that depicts Vairocana Buddha. This statue is located in the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, Henan, China, and its construction started around 1997. The height of this statue is 128 meters (420 ft), excluding its beautiful 25 meters (82 ft) lotus throne. The construction of the statue has to date cost around $55 million.
3. Laykyun Sekkya
Laykyun Sekkya Buddha is the third largest statue in the world that is situated, in the village of Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Myanmar. This elegant statue is 13.5-meter (44 ft), and its construction began around 1996. The construction, after years of hard work, was completed, on 21 February 2008. It was the tallest statue for a few months until the spring temple buddha came into the picture.
4. Ushiku Daibutsu
Ushiku Daibutsu lies in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. This statue stands 20 meters (390 ft) tall including, its lotus platform. This statue even has an elevator that will take you to an observational floor. This statue, is made out of bronze it was originally constructed, to commemorate the birth of Shinran, who is the founder of the Jōdo Shinshū or “True Pure Land School” of Buddhism.
5. Sendai Daikannon
Sendai Daikannon is the statue of the gem-bearing Nyoirin Kannon, and this statue is situated, in Sendai, Japan. It is the tallest statue of a goddess in Japan that stands 100 meters (330 ft) tall. The construction of the statue was completed in 1991, and it was titled, as the tallest statue in the world for a while. The first floor of the statue consists of many large statues of Buddha and mythical kings.
6. Guishan Guanyin
Guishan Guanyin or popularly known as Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes is a marvelous statue located in Ningxiang, Hunan province. It is said to be the fourth-tallest statue in China. The statue is beautifully glided, with bronze depicting Avalokitesvara. The statue is 99 m (325 ft) tall which, was built by The Ningshan County Government. The government was provided, with the financial aid of 260 million yuan from the local business and religious organizations
7. Great Buddha of Thailand
Apart from the Great Buddha of Thailand is known by various other titles such as The Big Buddha, The Big Buddha of Thailand, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, and Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn. The statue is situated, in the Wat Muang temple in Ang Thong Province. The statue is said to be92 m (300 ft) high and is 63 m (210 ft) wide. The statue depicts Buddha seating in the Maravijaya Attitude. Fun fact, that the statue, is actually built by using the donated money from faithful Buddhists.
8. Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park
Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park, Hokkaido Kannon or Byakue Kannon is said to be the third-tallest statue in Japan. It is 88 meters (289 ft) long, known to be the tallest statue in the world when it opened in 1989. The statue also includes over 20 floors with an elevator. These floors contain various other structures such as shrines, places of worship, and a platform providing a panoramic view of the area to visitors.
9. Rodina-Mat’ Zovyot!
Rodina-Mat’ Zovyot, most of you know it by the title The Motherland Calls. The statue was sculpted, by Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin. It was even declared, as the tallest statue in the world in 1967, and it is said to be 85 m (279 ft). The statute is highly complex from an engineering point of view. The monument is said to weigh over 8,000 tonnes since it contains 5,500 tonnes of concrete and 2,400 tons of metal structure.
10. Awaji Kannon
Awaji Kannon, also popularly known as World Peace Giant Kannon, is an 80 meters (260 ft) statue that, is located in Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The construction of this statue stared in 1977 by Toyokichi Okunai. Okuchi had managed the building until his death later, his wife took over the management until her departure in 2006. The statue stand on top of a structure that has a museum, restaurant, and gift shop. You can even climb up to an observation deck near the figure’s neck.