BIGGEST Statues In The World!

BIGGEST Statues In The World!


What is the world’s tallest statue of a woman? Where can you find the largest, gilded depictions
of Buddhas? Find out as we look at the Biggest Statues
In The World. Number 11 Grand Buddha at Ling Shan
Ranking in just outside of the top ten of the world’s largest statues is the Grand Buddha
located in the Chinese city of Wuxi . Like many of the statues on this list, this monument
is an ode to a great Buddhist figure. Resembling the celestial buddha known as Amitabha
, the 700-ton bronze being measures 289 feet tall. It was erected on a 30 foot sculpture of a
lotus flower at the top of a gorgeous, 217-step staircase, surrounded on all sides by scenic
forested hills. The Grand Buddha was unveiled to the public
in 1996 and has enjoyed visitation from tourists ever since. In 2008, a pair of palaces were built to the
south-east, giving visitors to the region one more reason to experience this colossal
Buddha in person. Number 10 Awaji Kannon
Looming over the Japanese town of Higashiura is the great white statue of popular Buddhist
goddess Guanyin . It is called Awaji Kannon for its location on Awaji Island, an island
typically noted for its dedication to preserving and promoting traditional puppet theatre performances. But the beautiful, pale statue brought a whole
new attraction to the isle upon its completion in 1982. While many Buddhist statues are either funded
by religious organizations, government agencies, or locally crowdsourced funds, the Awaji Kannon
is the product of a single man’s vision. A businessman from Osaka made his fortune
in real estate before deciding to have this statue built. Once it was finished, it featured a museum,
several small businesses, and an observation floor all within its interior. However, due to it being private property,
the esteem of the statue plummeted drastically when the owner and his wife passed away. Unmaintained for years, the statue has grown
decrepit with entry being deemed too hazardous to allow. Instead, it sits empty, maintaining its spot
as an Awaji Island landmark and being enjoyed exclusively from afar. Number 9 Rodina-Mat’ Zovyot! The only European entry to make this list
is a symbol of feminine power in a statue called “Rodina-mat’ zovyot”, or “The Motherland
Calls” as it translates in English. With a height of 279 feet this statue is the
tallest in all of Europe, and is the highest standing of any statue of a human woman. The figure is a metaphorical representation
of the Russian “Motherland” and her iconic pose is meant to symbolize a call to arms
in the face of enemies. Most of the other statues in this video tend
to have been built in the last few decades, but this monumental piece dates back to 1967
when it was unveiled after 18 years of work. Wire ropes and prestressed concrete hold the
statue together, as the unique pose and weight distribution required a finessed touch to
pull off. The sword wielded by the Rodina-Mat Zovyot
was initially made of the steel with titanium plating, but in 1972, the blade was replaced
entirely with one made of stainless steel. This was due to weight distribution issues,
as well as an audible side effect in which sheets of metal would create a thunderous
cacophony that echoed through the Volgograd valley. Number 8 Daikannon of Kita no Miyako park
Formerly the tallest statue in the world, reigning between 1989 and 1991, this buddhist
statue is now the third tallest in Japan. Plans to erect this great edifice began in
1975 and it portrays the Buddhist figure known as Guanyin, Avalokitesvara or Kannon , as
she is known in Japan. Lining the inside of this monument are 20
floors of shrines and other tributes to Buddhist beliefs. Like many of the statues on this list, an
elevator is installed within the statue to allow easy access to its multiple stories,
peaking on the 20th floor with a viewing platform. From here, visitors are granted a picturesque,
panoramic perspective of Ashibetsu and the Hokkaido region. The ivory interpretation of this goddess of
mercy is a beautiful addition to the surrounding area as well, with winters blanketing the
surrounding town and mountains with fresh snow each year. Number 7 Great Buddha of Thailand
At 302 feet tall, the Great Buddha located in Wat Muang [wuht mwang] is the largest statue
on all of Thailand. Built of concrete and painted gold, the large
Buddha is took 18 years to craft. The statue was made using public funding from
faithful buddhists eager to contribute to the project. Costing 104.2 million Thai baht [bat], or
around 3.2 million US dollars, the massive, 210-foot wide Buddha stands out as a shining
landmark for the Ang Thong province. It was originally commissioned as a means
of commemorating the late King Bhumibol , Thailand’s longest reigning monarch. Though it’s construction took an extended
amount of time to conclude, it still finished in time for the King to enjoy it in 2008,
eight years before he would pass away while still on the throne. Number 6 Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan
Framed by an explosion of arms and hands, the statue of the Avalokitesvara , in the
Hunan province of China, is known as Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan or the Guishan
Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes. It is the fourth-tallest statue in the People’s
Republic of China at about 325 feet tall. This gilded bronze creation was established
by the Ningshan county government with additional funding provided by local businesses and religious
groups. It cost 260 million yuan in total, the equivalent
of almost 39 million US dollars, with construction completing in 2009. The bodhisattva represented here is a special
one that is meant to embody the combined empathy of all Buddhas. While statues in this figure’s honor are plentiful,
this is by far the largest representation of the beloved Buddhist deity. Number 5 Ushiku Daibutsu
Though it may look like stone, this hulking representation of Amitabha Buddha is really
a bronze statue measuring 330 feet high! Within this Japanese statue is a four story
building that acts as a museum of sorts. Each floor has a different title and matching
theme, creating a unique experience for visitors. The first of these is the floor of Infinite
Light and Infinite Life. Upon entering, visitors will encounter a dark
chamber, illuminated by a single column of light pouring down onto a cauldron of lit
incense, as music plays from the center of the room. Past this enigmatic feature is an elevator
which leads to the other three floors. The next level is almost 33 feet high and
called the World of Gratitude and Thankfulness and is mainly just purposed for studying scriptures. From here you can ascend to the World of the
Lotus Sanctuary, which displays around three thousand different golden Buddha statues between
65 and 98 feet off the ground. The final floor, titled the Room of Mt. Grdhrakuta
, acts as an observatory, giving attendees a spectacular view at almost 280 feet high. Number 4 Sendai Daikannon
The tallest statue of a goddess in Japan is the Sendai Daikannon which encapsulates the
likeness of Japan’s Kannon , a praised Bodhisattva among Buddhists. At a height of 330 feet, it’s actually tied
with Ushiku Daibatsu for the spot of fourth tallest statue in the world! This structure preceded the former entry by
two years when it was unveiled in 1991, enjoying a short reign as the world’s tallest statue
during that period. The figure herself is shown in her Nyoirin
Kannon form, bearing a wish-fulfilling gem that appears in both Buddhist and Hindu beliefs,
the lore of which holds strong similarities to the western world’s legendary “philosopher’s
stone”. The ground floor of the statue hosts a variety
of smaller statues, 33 in total, all representing the deity in her other forms. Along with these are sculptures of dark monstrosities,
representative of the Chinese zodiac. An elevator past this segment brings visitors
to the top of the Sendai Daikannon , granting an amazing view, while the stairwell back
down presents another 108 buddhist statues! Number 3 Laykyun Sekkya
Checkered with rectangular windows on each of its 31 floors, Laykyun Sekkya may just
be one of the planet’s most uniquely shaped towers along with being among the tallest
statues. The 380-foot tall structure stands in the
Sagaing Region of Myanmar as a depiction of the Buddha Gautama . Similar to other Buddhist
statues, this rendition features the statue perched on a lotus flower. Construction of this spectacular building
took 12 years to complete and the Laykyun Sekkya statue opened to the public in 2008. As magnificent as the exterior of this statue
is, the interior matches it in beauty with each of the 31 layers featuring exquisite
paintings recounting Buddhist lore. While most show gorgeous scenes of prayer,
figures of importance, and other hallowed temples and statues, the lower levels aren’t
quite as positive. In an attempt to steer followers away from
bad habits and evil behavior, these first few levels highlight horned, devilish creatures
along with scenes of pain, agony, and worse. Number 2 Spring Temple Buddha
Taking eleven years to finish, the titanic, copper statue of Vairocana within the Henan
province of China is a testament to the praise felt towards the celestial buddha. Rising 502 feet into the air, the monument
known as the Spring Temple Buddha is the combination of an 82-foot, lotus-shaped pedestal and the
420-foot figure. The great, peaceful effigy weighs more than
2.2 million pounds as 1,100 large pieces of copper comprising its frame. The whole of the monument tops a Buddhist
monastery, giving Buddhist locals and travelers an incredible landmark in which to take pride. All together, the project cost about 55 million
dollars, but that includes the cost of the monastery and rest of the estate. The statue itself accounted for around 33
percent of that cost at a price tag of 18 million dollars. Along with this gorgeous work of art, the
Buddhist temple here is renowned for the nearby Tianrui hot spring which is said to have healing
properties and is the inspiration behind this statue’s name. Number 1 Statue of Unity
Erected to celebrate beloved Indian activist and leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel , the
world’s tallest statue is actually relatively new. Located within the Narmada district of Gujarat
, India, this statue has towered above the Narmada River since October 31, 2018…Patel’s
143rd birthday! The statesman received such an honorary monument
due to the vital role he played in uniting 562 princely states to become the Union of
India and as the greatest supporter of activist Mahatma Gandhi. Thus, it was well-deserved when the finished
tribute to his contributions required 5 years to build, cost 420 million dollars to construct,
and measured an impressive 597 feet tall. What great monument do you want to visit most? Tell us which one and why in the comment section
below!

44 thoughts on “BIGGEST Statues In The World!

  1. I THOUGHT my toe was bigger than normal🤣 Nevermind (Please don't click on my face. I'm a germaphobe.)

  2. BIGGEST Statues In The World! I think you might be a bit confused and mean Tallest statues in the world? Big does not refer to the height if that is what you mean by the world.

  3. The government of those countries has to stop doing heroin they hallucinate this it's exactly what you see when high on lsd I did see the Same thing when I move my arms up and down it multiplied moving up and down the truth is they have no idea what they took and see so many arms so one thing is for sure that they have done to much drugs

  4. Statue of Christ the redeemer in Brazil? No statue of Liberty who is taller than some of these listed at 305'? Do I sense Bias? And why does Grand Buddha At Ling Shan (first statue) have a Nazi symbol on its chest? Hmmmm . . . . I wonder.

  5. Indonesia (bali)has the third tallest statue in the world, with a height of 121m and widest and weighs 3000 tons

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