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Top 10 Tallest Statue in the World

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Statues describe artistic expressions that have their cultural, religious and historical importance. The wonderful and impressive statue around the world stand for honoring great personalities and important in history. Some of them are tall to became main attraction accross the world.

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Great Buddha of Thailand

10. Great Buddha of Thailand

Height: 92 M (300 ft)

Completion date: 2008

The Great Buddha of Thailand, also known as The Big Buddha, The Big Buddha of Thailand, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, and Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn, is the tallest statue in Thailand, the fifth-tallest statue in Southeast Asia, and the tenth-tallest in the world. Located in the Wat Muang Monastery in Ang Thong Province, this statue stands 92 m (300 ft) high, and is 63 m (210 ft) wide. Construction commenced in 1990, and was completed in 2008. It is painted gold and made of concrete.

Statue of Liberty

9. Statue of Liberty

Height: 93 M (305 ft)

Completion date: 1886

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel.The height of the Statue of Liberty is 151 ft. from the base to the torch. With the pedestal and foundation included in the measurement, the full height is 93 m (305 ft). The Statue of Liberty is a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman liberty goddess.

Peter the Great Statue

8. Peter the Great Statue

Height: 98 M (322 ft)

Completion date: 1997

The Peter the Great Statue is a 98 m (322 ft) monument to Peter the Great, located at the western confluence of the Moskva River and the Vodootvodny Canal in central Moscow, Russia. It was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, which Peter the Great established. It was erected in 1997 and is the eighth-tallest statue in the world. It weighs around 1,000 tons and contains 600 tons of stainless steel, bronze and cooper. In 2010, it was included in a list of the world's ugliest statues by Foreign Policy magazine.

Sendai Daikannon

7. Sendai Daikannon

Height: 100 M (330 ft)

Completion date: 1991

Sendai Daikannon located in Sendai, Japan, is the tallest statue of the gem-bearing Nyoirin Kannon form of Kannon in the world, the tallest statue of a goddess in Japan, and as of 2008 the fourth-tallest statue in the world at 100 metres (330 ft). At the time of its completion in 1991 it was the tallest statue in the world, but has since been surpassed for that title. An elevator takes tourists to the top of the statue, which depicts the Bodhisattva Kannon from Shingon Buddhism. This statue of Kannon bears the Nyoihoju wishing gem in her hand, which classifies her as a version of the Nyoirin Kannon ("Wish-fulfilling Kannon") form of Kannon.

Emperors Yan and Huang

6. Emperors Yan and Huang

Height: 106 M (348 ft)

Completion date: 2007

The sculpture of Emperors Yan and Huang is a monument in China that was carved from a mountain on the Yellow River. The overall monument height is 106 metres (348 ft), a 55-meter base platform with 51-meter busts on top. The busts are the tallest non-Buddha statues, and the tallest statues of a ruler or head of state. They depict two of the earliest Chinese emperors, Yan Di and Huang Di. The construction lasted 20 years and was completed in 2007, at a cost of US$22.5 million. They are located in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, People's Republic of China.

Guanyin of Nanshan

5. Guanyin of Nanshan

Height: 108 M (354 ft)

Completion date: 2005

The Guanyin of Nanshan is a 108 m (354 ft) statue of the bodhisattva Guanyin, sited on the south coast of China's island province Hainan near the Nanshan Temple of Sanya. The statue has three aspects: one side faces inland and the other two face the South China Sea, to represent blessing and protection by Guanyin of China and the whole world. As of August 2018, this is the twelfth tallest statue in the world and the tallest statue of Guanyin in the world. The statue took six years to build and was enshrined on April 24, 2005, with the participation of 108 eminent monks from various Buddhist groups.

Ushiku Daibutsu

4. Ushiku Daibutsu

Height: 120 M (390 ft)

Completion date: 1993

Ushiku Daibutsu is a statue located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Completed in 1993, it stands a total of 120 metres (390 ft) tall, including the 10 m (33 ft) base and 10m lotus platform. The statue held the record for the tallest statue from 1993–2002. As of 2018, it is one of the top four tallest statues in the world. An elevator takes visitors up 85 m (279 ft) to an observation floor. The statue depicts Amitabha Buddha and is made of bronze. It is also known as Ushiku ARCADIA (Amida's Radiance and Compassion Actually Developing and Illuminating Area).

Laykyun Sekkya

3. Laykyun Sekkya

Height: 129.5 M (424 ft)

Completion date: 1996

The Laykyun Setkyar is the third tallest statue in the world has a height of 116 meters, The statue of Gautama Buddha stands on a 13.5-m (44 ft) throne located in the village of Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Myanmar. The construction of Laykyun Setkyar started in 1996 and completed in 2008. There is also an elevator inside the statue for visitors to reach the top for enjoying the panoramic view of the city. Visitors can also see 89 meter lying Buddha next to Laykyun Setkyar statue. It was commissioned by the Chief Abbot Ven.

Spring Temple Buddha

2. Spring Temple Buddha

Height: 153 M (503 ft)

Completion date: 2008

The Spring Temple Buddha is a statue depicting Vairocana Buddha located in the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, Henan, China, built from 1997 to 2008. It is located within the Fodushan Scenic Area, close to National Freeway no. 311. At 128 metres (420 ft), including a 25 metres (82 ft) lotus throne, it is the second tallest statue in the world after the Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India with a height of 182 metres (597 ft), as of 2018. The project as a whole was estimated to cost around $55 million, $18 million of which being spent on the statue.

Statue of Unity

1. Statue of Unity

Height: 182 M (597 ft)

Completion date: 2018

The Statue of Unity is a statue of Indian statesman and founding father Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950) in the Narmada district of Gujarat, India. It is the world's tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres (597 ft) or about two times as tall as the Statue of Liberty (excluding the pedestal). The statue is on a river-island facing the Narmada Dam (also called the Sardar Sarovar dam) near Rajpipla, 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of the city of Vadodara. The monument and its surroundings occupy more than 2 hectares (4.9 acres), and are surrounded by a 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi; 3,000 acres) artificial lake. It was built by Larsen & Toubro, who received the contract for ₹2,989 crore (US$420 million) for the design, construction, and maintenance.

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