Top 20 Tallest Statues in the World

Last Updated on 24th March 2021 by admin

Man is the most pampered and blessed creature of God, who created marvelous creations to startle every eye. Amazing statues of this planet witness the creative, artistic, wonderful, and miraculous human mind that never knows how complicated and immeasurable is its power. There have built many things on this earth like the tallest buildings and towers in the world. So, let’s now take a look at the top 20 tallest statues in the world, which are man-made creations beyond imagination, each containing a mythological story.

 

Here is the List of Tallest Statues around the world:

1) The Statue of Unity

Statue Height: 182m (597 ft)

Total Height: 240m (787 ft)

Location: Gujarat, India

Image Source: Wikimedia

The Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world, built-in 30 October 2018. The statue is dedicated to the first home minister of independent India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. His contributions as an eminent leader and true patriotic figure were enormous. The marvelous inspiring statue is enlisted in the 8th wonders of Shanghai Corporation Organisation.

 

2) Spring Temple Buddha Statue

Statue Height: 153m (502ft)

Total Height: 208m (682 ft)

Location: Zhaocum township of Lushan County, Henan, China

Image Source: Wikimedia

The Buddha’s statue having cast of copper was built in 2008. It is the second tallest statue in the world. Spring Temple was built during Tang Dynasty and nowadays it is also one of the famous places in China. It is dedicated to God Buddha. The bronze bell weighed 116tonnes known as “Bell of Good Luck” is placed inside this grand and divine temple.

 

3) Laykyun Sekkya Buddha

Statue Height: 115.8m (380ft)

Total Height: 129.2 (424 ft)

Location: KhatakanTaung, Myanmar

Image Source: Wikimedia

The construction of the world’s third-highest statue was completed on 21 februray2008. It has 31 floors symbolizing 31 planes of existence or lifecycle. Mural paintings on each floor are very beautiful and inspiring that illustrate the learning of buddha to inculcate love, peace, and non-violence in life.

 

4) Ushiku Daibutsu

Statue Height: 100m (330ft)

Total Height: 120m (390 ft)

Location: Ushiku, Ibaraki, Japan

Image Source: Wikimedia

Amitabha Buddha statue stands on a lotus throne. Construction of buddha’s bronze statue was completed in 1993. Inside this wonderful statue, you will experience immense peace and inner illumination of infinite life inspired by the light shine and cauldron of smoking incense and 3000 samples of gold Buddha. The ambiance is surrounded by a beautiful park of flowers.

 

5) Sendai Daikannon, Japan

Statue Height: 100m (330 ft)

Location: Sendai, Japan

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The interior of the giant statue is a 12layered structure with 108 Buddha statues possessing varied and ultimate expressions. The calm and serene Goddess’ sculpture enlisted in the world’s tallest statue list. Goddess Nyoirin Kannon bears a gem of fulfilling wishes in her hand presumed to deliver happiness, prosperity, and peace. Visitors can have a panoramic view of the beautiful city and the Pacific Ocean from the series of windows at the top of Sendai Daikannon.

 

6)Guishan Guanyin of thousand Hands and Eyes

Statue Height: 99 m (325 ft)

Location: Ningxiang, Hunan, China

Image Source: Wikimedia

The astonishing and huge statue of Guishan takes the beholder’s breath away with its mystic appearance. The statue has 11 heads to listen to everyone’s wishes, thousands of hands believed to protect all living creatures, and many eyes to stay awaked and conscious. The Goddess of Mercy and Compassion is worshiped by numerous Buddhist followers all over the world.

 

7) Peter the Great Statue

Statue Height: 98m (322ft)

Location: Moscow, Russia

Image Source: Flickr

The colossus work of art several times declared in the list of ugliest statues of the world. One of the tallest statues of the world is dedicated to the legendary leader and victorious emperor Peter the Great. The influencing leader is known for modernizing Russia by implementing several reforms and ceasing orthodox church autonomy thus bringing equality and peace.

 

8) Great Buddha of Thailand

Statue Height: 92m (302ft)

Location: Ang Thong, Thailand

Image Source: Wikimedia

The massive statue is also known as “The Great Buddha of Thailand” situated in Wat Muang temple. People pray and touch the giant hand of Buddha to receive blessings. This enchanting golden sculpture gets illuminated with the sun’s rays and seems divine to bear an aura of positivity, peace, and happiness.

 

9) Dai Kannon of Kita

Statue Height: 88m (289ft)

Location: Hokkaido, Japan

Image Source: Wikimedia

The mesmerizing snow-white statue of Guanyin (Avalokitesvara) has 20 floors with elevators. The ambiance has shrines to accommodate devotees and there is ample space to worship. Splendid view of surrounding makes the place captivating tourist place. The female form of lord symbolizes the compassion of all buddha forms.

 

10) The Motherland Calls

Statue Height: 85m (279ft)

Location: Volgograd, Russia

Image Source: Flickr

“The Motherland Calls” is a woman’s biggest statue in the world. It depicts an image of a warrior woman carrying the raised sword in her right hand and left hand with a gesture as if calling son and daughters of her land to combat the enemy with bravery and courage. There are 200 steps indicating the 200 days of the battle of Stalingrad. The statue is built as a memorial to honor the martyrs of the battle of Stalingrad.

 

11) The Awaji Kannon

Statue Height: 80m (260ft)

Total Height: 100 m (330 ft)

Location: Hyogo, Japan

Image Source: Wikimedia

The statue is a five-story pedestal building that includes a museum, restaurant, and temple, the grand statue is the property of the Japanese government. On the 6th floor, there is an observation building. It was built by ToyokichiOkunai, a local real estate businessman. The statue of Awaji Kannon is elegant and giant.

 

12) Grand Buddha at Ling Shan

Statue Height: 79 m (259 ft)

Total Height: 88m (289ft)

Location: Binhu, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

Image Source: Wikimedia

This grand statue of Buddha was carved out of bronze. 79 m top to toe body of Buddha stands over a lotus pedestal of 9m. Miraculously giant structure is dedicated to Lord Gautam buddha. The sculpture is the biggest Buddha statue made up of Bronze. It is said that lotus bloomed at every step when Buddha walked in any direction.

 

13) Guanyin of NanShan

Statue Height: 78 m (256 ft)

Total Height: 108m (354ft)

Location: Sanya, Hainan, China

Image Source: Flickr

The main attraction of one of the biggest statues of the world is the 3-sided Goddess of mercy sculpture. The amazing work of art is the world’s tallest statue of Guan Yin. The divine structure of Goddess is smeared by precious gems and stones depicting the true attire of foster of every living being. The main temple is surrounded by enchanting beaches and impressive sea resources making it a fabulous tourist attraction.

 

14) Bronze Statue of Dizang

Statue Height: 76m (249 ft)

Total Height: 99m (325 ft)

Location: Qingyang, China

Image Source: Wikimedia

Mount Jiuhua is one of the most sacred Buddhist mountains in the lap of lush green forest, captivating heart and soul. The bronze statue of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva revives the surrounding with its poise and pious impact. One of the biggest sculptures of the world is built in the most attractive place.

 

15) Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue

Statue Height: 75m (246 ft)

Total Height: 122m (400 ft)

Location: Bali, Indonesia

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The marvelous work of behemoth art is the tallest statue of Hindu deity Vishnu with His grand vehicle (Vahana)Garuda. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Vishnu chose Garuda to get the elixir of life (Amrita) and in return, Garuda wanted to free his enslaved mother. The great statue is carved out of copper, brass, concrete, and steel.

 

16) Confucius of Mount Ni

Statue Height: 72m (236ft)

Location: Nishan, Mount Ni, China

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It is the statue of the famous philosopher and writer Confucius. Construction of megastructure was done in 2016. Nishan is the birthplace of a great path shower and motivator. The amazing structure can be seen from miles depicting the image of a true knowledge bearer.

 

17) Leshan Giant Buddha

Statue Height: 71m (233ft)

Location: Leshan, China

Image Source: Pixabay

The gigantic structure was built in 713 and 803 ADS by Tang rulers. Lord Buddha statue was carved out of mountain cliff with erect head touches the sky and below feet, there is flowing river showing the impact of buddha’s teaching and infinite power of peace and knowledge. The amazing work of art is enlisted in World Heritage Site.

 

18) Statue of Equality

Statue Height: 65.8m (216ft)

Location: Telangana, India

The Statue of Equality was built to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of great saint Ramanuja. The fascinating statue is built up of steel framing and panchaloha (copper, brass, titanium, gold, and silver) metals. The ambiance is surrounded by 108 small temples and in the main temple, there is vast space for worship. The peaceful and polite gesture of the majestic image is really captivating.

 

19) Motherland monument

Statue Height: 62m (203ft)

Total Height: 102m (335 ft)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Image Source: Flickr

The unique sculpture is the monumental statue known as Brezhnev’s daughter and it is the national property of Ukraine, now it is known as the museum of the Great Patriotic War representing Ukrainian soldiers. The Statue of Motherland is holding a shield in the left hand that consists of the state emblem of the Soviet Union and a sword in the right hand. Below the statue, there is a memorial hall displaying the names of martyrs and great soldiers of the Second World War, well titled “Heroes of Soviet Union”.

 

20) Emperor Yan and Huang Statue

Statue Height: 51 m (167 ft)

Total Height: 106m (348ft)

Location: Yan Huang Plaza, China

Image Source: Flickr

Huangdi and Yandi are the ancestors of China. This giant sculpture is built on Xianyang Mountain in the Yellow River. Every year during the Ching-ming season descendants of Yan and Huang across the world visit here and celebrate the memorial ceremony. The mountain statue appears as a majestic, powerful, and iconic landmark in history.

The world is full of majestic monuments, colossal statues, and awe-inspiring sculptures which are really an extraordinary work of art. These top 20 tallest statues in the world are quite impressive and surprising structures. These man-made creations are carved in rocks, mountains, metals, and marbles representing religious believes and historical significance to inspire generations.

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