Top 10 Tallest Statues From Around the World

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Top 10 Tallest Statues From Around the World

10. Grand Buddha at Ling Shan -Depiction: Gautama Buddha
Location: Wuxi, Jiangsu Province China
Height: 88 m (289 ft)
Standing at 88 metres, The Grand Buddha on the Longshan Mountain in Jiangsu, China takes the place on this list as the tenth tallest statue in the world. The Grand Buddha is a depiction of Shakyamuni or Gautama Siddhartha, the primary figure in the Buddhist religion. The statue weighs about 700 tons and is painted bronze.

9. Great Buddha of Thailand -Depiction: Gautama Buddha
Location: Ang Thong, Thailand
Height: 92 m (302 ft)
The Great Buddha of Thailand is the ninth tallest statue in the world, standing at 92 metres tall. The statue is also known as the Big Buddha, Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn and Phra Buddha Mha Nawamin. The statue is made of cement and is painted gold. The construction of the statue lasted 18 years and is located in Ang Thong Province, inside the Wat Muang Monastery.

8. Peter the Great Statue-Depiction: Peter I of Russia
Location: Moscow, Russia
Height: 96 m (315 ft)
Peter the Great or Peter I was born Pyotr Alexeyevich. He ruled as emperor of Russian from 1682, to his death in 1725. He waged and won numerous wars in an effort to expand the territories of the “Tsardom of Russia”.

The Peter the Great Statue in Moscow, Russia, is the 8th talleststatue in the world at 96 metres. It was built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy, which was founded by Peter the Great. The statue was completed in 1997.

7. Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan -Depiction: Guanyin
Location: Weishan, Changsha, Hunan province, China
Height: 99 m (325 ft)

Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin or “Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes” is the seventh tallest statue in the world at 99 metres tall. The statue is made of gilded bronze and depicts Guanyin with 32 arms (16 at each side), and stands on a Lotus throne mounted on a pedestal.

6. Sendai Daikannon -Depiction: Bodhisattva Kannon (Guanyin)
Location: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Height: 100 m (330 ft)
Bodhisattva Kannon is one of the most significant figures in Japanese Buddhism. “Kannon” is actually just the Japanese pronunciation of “Guanyin”. Bodhisattva Kannon also goes by the name “Kanzeon Bosatsu”, which is Japanese for “He/she who perceives the cries of the World.” The Korean names for Bodhisattva Kannon are Gwan Eum and Gwan Eum Bosal.

The statue depicting Bodhisattva Kannon in Sendai, Japan stands at 100 metres, taking the 6th place in this list. Tourists can take the elevator to reach the top of Sendai Daikannon.

5. Emperors Yan and Huang -Depiction: Yan and Huang, Emperors of China
Location: Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Height: 106 m (348 ft)

The fifth tallest statue in the world stands at 106 metres and depicts the ancient Emperors Yan Di and Huang Di of China. The heads of the two great emperors of China were sculpted out of a mountain and took almost 20 years to complete.

4. Nanshan Haishang Guanyin -Depiction: Guanyin or Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara
Location: Sanya, Hainan, China
Height: 108 m (354 ft)
Avalokiteśvara, known in East Asia as Guanyin, is Sanskrit for “Lord who looks down.” Guanyin is considered to be the embodiment of compassion, which is present in all Buddhas. Guanyin is depicted as either a male or a female depending on the Buddhist culture. Other famous references to Guanyin are “Holder of the Lotus” and “Lord of the World.”

3. Ushiku Daibutsu -Depiction: Amitabha Buddha
Location: Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Height: 110 m (360 ft)
Ushiku Daibutsu ranks as the third tallest statue in the world at 120 metres (including its 10 metre base and 10 metre lotus platform), and is made of bronze.

2. Laykyun Setkyar -Depiction: Buddha
Location: Monywa, Sagaing Division, Myanmar
Height: 116 m (381 ft)
Siddhārtha Gautama, who later on became known as Gautama Buddha, is the centre of all Buddhist teachings. Followers of Siddhārtha’s teachings regard him as the “Supreme Buddha” or the first awakened/enlightened one in all eras.

1. Spring Temple Buddha -Depiction: Vairocana Buddha
Location: Lushan, Henan China
Height: 128 m (420 ft)
Vairocana is the centre of the Vajrayana Buddhism concept of the Five Dhyani (Wisdom) Buddhas or Jinas, which represent the true qualities of The Great Buddha. Buddhists see Vairocana as the embodiment of the idea of Emptiness, which reminds them that their existence and identity are both empty and not permanent.

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