The craziness of building tallest statues is something we have derived from our ancestors. We are always overwhelmed with all those things that are larger than life in a literal sense. The following is the list of the top ten tallest statues situated in different countries. You must keep them in your to-do list when you visit those countries. China has the most number of tallest statues in the world followed by Indian and Japan. By the way, most of the tallest statues are of Buddha.
The Statue Of Unity –
This is the tallest statue in the world and it was recently inaugurated by Indian PN Narendra Modi. It is actually the statue of Vallabhabhai Patel and it is situated in Gujarat. The height of the statue is 182 meters.
Spring Temple Buddha –
It is situated in Henan in China and it depicts Vairocana Buddha. The height of the statue is 128 meters and it was inaugurated in 2008. It has a lotus pedestal and it is the tallest Buddha statue in the world.
Laykyun Setkyar –
It is situated in Sagaing Division in Myanmar and the statue’s height is 115.8 meters. This also has the lotus throne and it also inaugurated in 2008. It depicts Gautama Buddha.
Ushiku Daibutsu –
This is another Buddha statue and it depicts Amitabha Buddha. It is situated in Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan and it is exactly 100 meters in height. This is the oldest Buddha statue on the list as it was inaugurated in 1993. There is another 100 meters statue in Japan named Sendai Daikannon. In fact, it was the tallest statue from 1991 to 1993.
Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan –
It is situated in China and it is 99 meters in height. This depicts Guanyin and located in Hunan Province. It was unveiled in 2009.
Great Buddha Of Thailand –
This is probably the most visited tall statue in the world as far as tourists go. It depicts Gautama Buddha and situated in Ang Thong in Thailand. The height of the statue is 92 meters.
Honorable Mentions –
The Motherland Calls –
It is the tallest statue in Russia and it represents a woman that is representing the Motherland. The height of the statue is 85 meters and it is one of the oldest statues and it was built in 1967.
Statue Of Liberty –
It is the most popular statue but the height is below 50 meters and it is 46 meters to be exact. It is situated in New York and one of the oldest statues as it was built in 1886.