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The 10 Tallest Statues In The World



November 4th, 2013 by in Featured with 2,174 Views

Let’s take a look at the 10 tallest statues in the world!

10. Dai Kannon – Hokkaido, Japan; Height – 289 ft

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Just letting you know, this statue is already taller than The Statue of Liberty. Depicting the Dai Kannon, this statue is located on Hokkaido, the second largest island in Japan

 

9. Great Buddha of Thailand – Ang Tong, Thailand; 302 ft

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Though only 9th on this list, this statue is one of the more massive statues in terms of overall size. I mean, look at that thing. It’s the largest tower in Thailand, standing over 300 feet tall and 200 feet wide. Also, its made out of solid gold! Okay, that’s not true. It’s cement and just painted gold

8. Peter the Great Statue – Moscow, Russia; 315 ft

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Here’s statue that isn’t located in an Asian country (don’t get use to that though). This statue displays none other than Peter the Great, the Russian Tsar from the late 1600’s. Built in 1997, the statue has caused controversy for it’s seemingly distracting appearance

7. Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin – Weishan, China; 325 ft

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Made of Gilded bronze, this is the fourth tallest statue in China. Certainly expensive to created, this staute displays Quianshou Qianyan Guanyin, also known as “Thousand Eyes and Hands”. Despite the name, this statue only has 24 hands

6. Sendai Daikannon – Sendai, Japan; 330 ft

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Five feet taller than the previous statue, this piece squeaks in at number 6. Built in 1991, an elevator can bring tourists to the top, showing a beautiful view of the Japanese countryside

5. Emperors Yan and Huang – Henan, China; 348 ft

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Clearly this statue looks a little different than the previous ones, seeing that it’s built into a mountain. Despite this, the statue took over 20 years to complete and was finished in 2007. It displays two ancient Chinese emperors

4. Nanshan Haishang Guanyin – Hainan, China; 354 ft

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Completed by a team of monks in 2005, this statue comes close to one of the tallest in the world. The statue actually has three sides. One side faces towards the land, while two other sides face towards the sea. It is the tallest statue of Guanyin in the world

3. Ushiku Daibutsu – Ushsiku, Japan; 360 ft

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This statue was completed in 1993 and weighs over 4000 tons! That means its big. Inside the statue is a four story museum dedicated to Shinran, founder of the “True Pure Land School” of Buddhism

2. Laykyun Setkyar – Monywa, Myanmar; 381 ft

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This second tallest statue in the world is a depiction of none other than the Buddha. Taking twelve years to complete, this statue was finished in 2008. Unfortunately, the architect behind this statue, Chief Abbot ven Narada, died two years before its final completion

1. Spring Temple Buddha – Henan, China; 420 ft

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Here it is, the largest statue in the world! Over 40 ft taller than the previous statue, this masterpiece comes in at 420 feet tall. Pictures don’t really do this justice, because this statue truly is massive. Coated in a bronze cast, The Spring Temple Buddha weighs over 1000 tons!

  • liz soliven

    I have just wondered, why are these statues all from asia??? Really wonder why they have to make that huge size? lol anyway these places I bet will be a good visit :)

  • MD Golam Rabbani

    The chines are going to be first in all stage. I hope in near future they may build the tallest building of the world. In far future they will be the powerful country of the world.

  • Sakil Hossen

    Well done Chinese!! These are some extra ordinary tallest statues in the world and only few of these I’ve managed to experience closely. Though I’m looking forward to Chine again to watch the tallest building of all Spring Temple Buddha.

  • Geofrey Bett

    They are superb,dominated by Chinese and Japanese.

    Chinese are smart in almost everything and i thing they will soon be the powerful country in the world.