There is nothing new in the construction of large statues. Taller statues have been built since ancient times and are a highlight in the tourism industry of their respective countries. Most of these taller statues around the world have great personalities or relate to important events in history. These structures have the kind of elevation that makes them the main attractions of the city. Many people used to say that the Statue of Liberty was the tallest statue in the world, but it didn’t even make the top 10. So, let’s explore the 10 tallest statue in the world through this article.
Top 10 Tallest Statue in The World
1. Statue of Unity
Depicting Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world today. Located on an island in the river opposite the Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Kevadiya settlement, the statue was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018 – Mr. Patel’s 143rd birthday.
Height: Statue: 182 meters (597 feet) including base: 240 meters (790 ft)
Location: Narmada District, Gujarat, India
2. Spring Temple Buddha
The second tallest statue in the world, Spring Temple Buddha is a large statue depicting Vairocana Buddha. He was created in the middle of a lotus-shaped throne. Located in the Foshan Scenic Area, construction on this statue began in 1997 and continued until 2008. The statue was built on a hill that was reshaped to form two more pedestals. The estimated cost of the entire project is $55 million and about $18 million for the statue alone.
Height: Statue: 128 meters (420 feet) including base: 208 meters (682 ft)
Location: Lushan County, Henan, China
3. Laykyun Sekkya
Standing on a 13.5-meter throne, Laykyun Sekka is one of the tallest statues in the world. It is a large structure of Gautama Budhha which is golden in color. Construction of this statue began in 1996 and continued for 12 years. The statue was officially available to the public in February 2008. Every element of this monument complex has been precisely detailed.
Height: 116 meters (381 feet) including base: 129.2 meters (424 ft)
Location: Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Burma
4. Ushiku Daibutsu
The Ushiku Daibutsu statue was built in Ushiku, Ibaraki, Japan in 1993. On top of a lotus platform, his 100 m-tall statues is imposing. The statue, which represents an Amitabha Buddha, is primarily made of bronze. It was constructed to honor Shinran, the founder of the “True Pure Land School” of Buddhism, on the occasion of his birth.
Height: Statue: 100 meters (330 ft)
Location: Ushiku, Ibaraki, Japan
5. Sendai Daikannon
The 100 m statue of Sendai Daikannon is the sixth tallest statue in the world and the tallest statue of a deity in Japan. This statue is located in the city of Sendai in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan. The magnificent white statue depicts Bodhisattva Kannon also known as Byakue Kannon and is seen holding a beautiful “Chintamani gem” in her hand.
Height: 100 meters (330 ft)
Location: Sendai, Japan
6. Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan
It is the 4th tallest statue in China and the 6th tallest in the world. This gilded bronze statue represents a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. The Ningshan district government invested 260 million yuan, with the help of local businesses and religious organizations, to complete the construction of this statue in 2009.
Height: 99 meters (325 ft)
Location: Weishan, Changsha, Hunan, China
7. Great Buddha of Thailand
Also known as the Big Buddha, the Big Buddha of Thailand is the tallest statue in Thailand, the second tallest statue in Southeast Asia, and the seventh tallest in the world. The statue was built by order of Phra Kru Vibul Arjarakhun, the first monk abbot of Wat Muang. The money donated by actual Buddhists to build this statue. You can see this statue from afar, which is what makes this place so famous.
Height: 92 meters (302 feet)
Location: Wat Muang, Wiset Chai Chan, Ang Thong, Thailand
8. Hokkaido Kannon
The Hokkaido Kannon is also among the 10 tallest statues in the world, also known as the Great Kannon of Kita no Miyako Park. It is the third tallest statue in Japan. The construction of this statue started in 1975 and was completed in 1989. The statue has over 20 floors with an elevator. Most floors have shrines and places of worship and a platform that offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
Height: 88 meters (289 ft)
Location: Ashibetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
9. The Motherland Calls
Motherland Calls is the tallest female statue in the whole world and one of the 10 tallest statues in the world. It is an allegorical image of the homeland calling upon its children to resist the enemy and continue their attack. The statue is extremely complex from a technical perspective, due to its unique structure with a sword raised in the right hand while the left hand is extended to call someone.
Height: 85 meters (279 ft)
Location: Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia
10. Awaji Kannon
Also known as the Giant Kannon of World Peace, Awaji Kannon is a colossal statue housed in an abandoned building that includes a museum and a temple on Awaji Island. The statue is placed on a 5-story pedestal 66 feet high. The statue depicts Kannon, a prominent Buddhist goddess known as Guanyin in Chinese. Its white outline is visible from all over the island.
Height: 80 meters (260 sets)
Location: Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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