What is the Biggest Statue in the World?
Updated 05/5/2023 3:10 PM By Guo, Judy
First, we all know that most of the biggest statues in the world have great personalities. Moreover, they are also related to some important events in history. Furthermore, the height of these buildings makes them the main attractions of the city. In general, many people know that the Statue of Liberty is the tallest statue in the world. But the height of the Statue of Liberty doesn’t even make the top 10. So explore the 11 tallest statues in the world with this article.
Top 1 Statue of Unity
Height: Statue: 182 meters (597 feet) Including base: 240 m (790 ft)
Location: Narmada District, Gujarat, India
First of all, the Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world. The sculpture depicts Indian politician and independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel. Moreover, he was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of India after independence. Most importantly, he was also a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Statue of Unity campaign was launched in 2013. The leader is understood to have collected the iron needed for the statue by asking farmers to donate their used farming tools. By 2016, a total of 135 metric tons of scrap iron had been collected. About 109 tons of it were processed and used to make the foundation of the statue.
Top 2 Spring Temple Buddha
Height: Statue: 128 m (420 ft) including plinth: 208 m (682 ft)
Location: Lushan County, Henan, China
The Buddha statue at Spring Temple in Zhaocun Town, Lushan County, China is the second largest sculpture in the world. This is a huge statue representing Vairocoulda Buddha. This magnificent Buddha statue was built between 1997 and 2008. Moreover, this Buddha statue is located in the Lushan County Scenic Area and has an exquisite lotus-shaped throne.
Top 3 Dublin Spire
Height: Cone Cone is 119 meters (390 feet) high
Location: O’Connell Street
The Spire of Dublin is a long stainless steel sculpture located on O’Connell Street, one of the most important streets in the Irish capital. And the sculpture was designed by the British firm Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd. The Dublin Spire is also known as the Monument of Light. The sculpture is a huge stainless steel needle-shaped monument with a height of 121.2 meters.
Also, the sculpture was erected on the site of the bombed Nelson’s Pillar on O’Connell Street. Among them, the concept of Dublin Spire is to find an elegant and flexible bridge between art and technology. The most beautiful thing is that at dusk, the bottom of the minaret and the top 12 meters are lit up. This view is like a lighthouse pointing straight to the sky, guiding the whole city in the night sky.
Top 4 Laykyun Sekkya
Height: Statue: High 116m (380ft) Base: 13.5m (44ft)
Location: Khatakan Taung, Myanmar
Laykyun Sekkya is the fourth tallest statue in the world. This Shakyamuni Buddha statue stands on a throne. Construction began in 1996 and was completed on February 21, 2008. The Laykyun Sekkya statue depicts a standing Gautama Buddha. Next to Laykyun Sekkya is a reclining Buddha depicting a Mahaparinibbana scene.
Top 5 Birth of the New World
Height: Statue: 110 meters (360 feet)
Location: Arecibo, Puerto Rico
The Birth of the New World bronze sculpture was completed in 2016. It is currently one of the largest statues in America and the world. The statue prominently depicts Columbus controlling the anachronistic steering wheel. We could see Columbus at the helm and the three ships that made up his expedition: the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria across the Atlantic.
Top 6 Guanyin Buddha of Nanshan
Height: Statue height: 108 meters (354 feet)
Location: Sanya, Hainan Island, China
Nanshan Avalokitesvara is a unique statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. Among them, the statue is composed of three parts, with one side facing the inland and two sides facing the South China Sea, representing Avalokitesvara’s protection of China and the world. It took six years to build the sculpture.
The sculpture was consecrated in April 2005, and 108 monks and tens of thousands of pilgrims from various Buddhist groups in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and mainland China participated. The scene at that time was very spectacular.
Top 7 Ushiku Daibutsu
Height: Statue height: 100 m (330 ft) including plinth: 120 m (390 ft)
Location: Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Ushiku Daibutsu is a statue located in Ushiku, Japan. This statue depicts Amitabha Buddha and is made of bronze. Also, it is three times taller and thirty times larger than the Statue of Liberty. Ushiku Daibutsu is a large Buddha located in Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
The sculpture was built in 1989 and is a building of the Higashi Honganji sect of Jodo Shinzong. In addition, this Buddha was manufactured by Shengguang Sculpture, a Taiwanese carving company. Each part of the Buddha statue uses 1,000 tons of bronze and iron materials, and the total construction cost is as high as 27 million U.S. dollars.
Top 8 Guishan Guanyin
Height: Statue: 99 meters (325 feet)
Location: Weishan, Changsha, Hunan, China
The famous sculpture of Avalokitesvara with Thousand Hands and Thousand Eyes in China. The full name of this beautiful Buddhist memorial statue is Avalokitesvara. Her eyes enable her to see people’s misfortune. Her 20 pairs of arms help as many people as possible. She is so humble. Also, this gilt bronze Buddha statue depicts a compassionate bodhisattva.
Top 9 Statue of Peter the Great
Height: Statue: 98 meters (312 feet)
Location: Moscow, the capital of Russia
The statue of Peter the Great commemorates one of the most illustrious rulers in the country’s history. The statue was built for Russian Emperor Peter I. The statue was designed by Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli. And, the sculpture uses 600 tons of stainless steel and bronze. The 100-ton statue of Peter the Great was unveiled in 1997.
Top 10 Great Buddha of Thailand
Height: Statue: 92 meters (302 feet)
Location: Wat Muang, Wiset Chai Chan, Ang Thong, Thailand
The Big Buddha of Thailand is not only the tallest statue in the country but also one of the largest in the world. Construction began on the building in 1990 and was completed in 2008. The Big Buddha of Thailand is also known as the Big Buddha. The statue was built by order of the first head monk of Wat Muang, Phra Kru Vibul Arjarakhun. In addition, this Buddha statue was built with donations from realist Buddhists. People could see this statue from a great distance and it makes this place famous.
Top11 The Motherland Calls
Height: Statue: 85 meters (279 feet)
Location: Mamayev Kurgan, Volgograd, Russia
The Motherland Calls is the tallest statue of a woman in the world. The sculpture expresses the image of the motherland calling on the people to resist the enemy and continue to attack. From an engineering point of view, the statue is extremely complex.
Because of its unique structure, the sword is held high in the right hand, and the left hand is stretched out to call someone. The Motherland Is Calling is a statue erected to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad. The statue was selected as one of the Seven Wonders of Russia in 2008.
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