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Top 10 Tallest Statues in the World

Shakeel Anwar31-OCT-2018 17:14
Top 10 Tallest Statues in the World

Human has a history of constructing memorials and statues, as ways of recognizing and preserving political memories. Statue is a carved or cast figure of a person or animal, especially one that is life-size or larger. It is built on commission to commemorate a historical event, or the life of an influential person.

Top 10 Tallest Statues in the World

10. Awaji Kannon (fr)

Dedicated to: Kannon (Guanyin)

Location: Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture (Japan)

Height in meter (ft.): 80 metres (260 ft)- Stands on a 20 m (66 ft) pedestal/building, 100 m (330 ft) total height

9. Rodina-Mat' Zovyot (The Motherland Calls)

Dedicated to: Woman representing the Motherland

Location: Mamayev Kurgan; Volgograd (Russia)

Height in meter (ft.): 85 metres (279 ft)

8. Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park

Dedicated to: Kannon (Guanyin) – Byakue Kannon

Location: Ashibetsu, Hokkaidō (Japan)

Height in meter (ft.): 88 metres (289 ft)

7. Great Buddha of Thailand

Dedicated to: Buddha (Gautama)

Location: Ang Thong (Thailand)

Height in meter (ft.): 92 metres (302 ft)

Made up of: Concrete statue painted gold

6. Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan

Dedicated to: Guanyin

Location: Weishan, Changsha, Hunanprovince (China)

Height in meter (ft.): 99 metres (325 ft)

Made up of: Gilded bronze statue

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5. Sendai Daikannon

Dedicated to: Kannon (Guanyin)

Location: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (Japan)

Height in meter (ft.): 100 metres (330 ft)

4. Ushiku Daibutsu

Dedicated to: Buddha (Amitabha)

Location: Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture (Japan)

Height in meter (ft.): 100 metres (330 ft)- lotus throne and 10 m (33 ft) pedestal/building. 120 m (394 ft) total monument height.

3. Laykyun Setkyar

Dedicated to: Buddha (Gautama)

Location: Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Sagaing Division (Myanmar)

Height in meter (ft.): 115.8 metres (380 ft)- Stands on a 13.41 m (44 ft) lotus throne. 129.2 m (424 ft) total monument height

2. Spring Temple Buddha

Dedicated to: Vairocana Buddha

Location: Lushan, Henan (China)

Height in meter (ft.): 128 metres (420 ft)- Stands on a 19.3 m (63 ft) lotus throne. Placed on a 25 m (82 ft) pedestal/building. 153 m (502 ft) total monument height

1. Statue of Unity

Dedicated to: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Location: Sadhu bet, Near Sardar Sarovar Dam, Narmada district, Gujarat (India)

Height in meter (ft.): 182 metres (597 ft) - Stands on a 58 m (190 ft) base. 240 m (787 ft.) total monument height.

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Top 10 Tallest Statues in the World

Name of Statue

Description

1. Statue of Unity

Dedicated to: Vallabhbhai Patel

Location: Sadhu bet, Near Sardar Sarovar Dam, Narmada district, Gujarat (India)

Height in meter (ft.): 182 metres (597 ft)- Stands on a 58 m (190 ft) base. 240 m (787 ft) total monument height.

2. Spring Temple Buddha

Dedicated to: Vairocana Buddha

Location: Lushan, Henan (China)

Height in meter (ft.): 128 metres (420 ft)- Stands on a 19.3 m (63 ft) lotus throne. Placed on a 25 m (82 ft) pedestal/building. 153 m (502 ft) total monument height

3. Laykyun Setkyar

Dedicated to: Buddha (Gautama)

Location: Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Sagaing Division (Myanmar)

Height in meter (ft.): 115.8 metres (380 ft)- Stands on a 13.41 m (44 ft) lotus throne. 129.2 m (424 ft) total monument height

4. Ushiku Daibutsu

Dedicated to: Buddha (Amitābha)

Location: Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture ( Japan)

Height in meter (ft.): 100 metres (330 ft)- lotus throne and 10 m (33 ft) pedestal/building. 120 m (394 ft) total monument height.

5. Sendai Daikannon

Dedicated to: Kannon (Guanyin)

Location: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (Japan)

Height in meter (ft.): 100 metres (330 ft)

6. Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan

Dedicated to: Guanyin

Location: Weishan, Changsha, Hunan province (China)

Height in meter (ft.): 99 metres (325 ft)

Made up of: Gilded bronze statue

7. Great Buddha of Thailand

Dedicated to: Buddha (Gautama)

Location: Ang Thong (Thailand)

Height in meter (ft.): 92 metres (302 ft)

Made up of: Concrete statue painted gold

8. Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park

Dedicated to: Kannon (Guanyin) – Byakue Kannon

Location: Ashibetsu, Hokkaidō (Japan)

Height in meter (ft.): 88 metres (289 ft)

9. Rodina-Mat' Zovyot (The Motherland Calls)

Dedicated to: Woman representing the Motherland

Location: Mamayev Kurgan; Volgograd (Russia)

Height in meter (ft.): 85 metres (279 ft)

10. Awaji Kannon (fr)

Dedicated to: Kannon (Guanyin)

Location: Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture (Japan)

Height in meter (ft.): 80 metres (260 ft)- Stands on a 20 m (66 ft) pedestal/building, 100 m (330 ft) total height

Above statues are located in different part of the world, but have long conveyed historic relevance, culture connotations and artistic expression. Putting every element of glory, aesthetic and antiquity on display, it's no wonder that humans have been constructing them for so long.

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