Top 20 Tallest Statues In The World

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Since the beginning of time, statues have been erected. Kings and rulers have built monuments to honor notable individuals and historical events. These monuments, which are found throughout the world, are either connected to notable people or pivotal historical moments. A statue is a free-standing sculpture (as opposed to a relief), fully or partially depicting one or more actual or legendary persons or animals (such as a bust).

Sometimes it serves as little more than a simple reminder and source of royal pride. These monuments are bound to attract greater attention from the public and develop into popular tourist attractions. A statue will only be praised if there is no space for error, regardless of how tall it is—hundreds of feet or simply a few meters.

Top 20 Tallest Statues In The World

1. Statue of Unity, India 

The first home minister of the nation is honored by this enormous monument. More than just a collection of metal and minerals make up the statue. In addition to other things, it has a viewing area, museum, exhibition space, memorial garden, maintenance area, and audio-visual gallery. More than 128 thousand people came to see this monument in its first 11 days of operation. Given the statue’s height and bulk, it could be viewed from anywhere within a 7-kilometer radius.

Location – Kevadiya Colony, Gujarat, India

Height – 182 meters or 597 feet

With the Base – 24 meters or 790 feet

Year of Completion – 2018

Dedicated to – Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

2. Spring Temple Buddha, China 

This enormous statue of Gautama Buddha is perched on a tiny hilltop that has been divided into several little pedestals to increase the statue’s height. A magnificent Buddhist monastery that is now a well-known tourist attraction is located just underneath the monument. The 1,100 copper-cast components that made up this statue weigh a combined 1,000 tonnes. The hot spring beside the monument, Tianrui, gave the statue its name. The temperature of this spring water is supposed to be 60 degrees Celsius all year round.

Location – Fodushan Scenic Area, Henan of China

Height – 153 meters or 502 feet

With the Base – 208 meters or 682 feet

Year of Completion – 2008

Dedicated to – Gautama Buddha

3. Laykyun Sekkya, Myanmar 

This persona rests atop a substantial crown. Each component of the Buddha is intricately carved onto this building. The only funding for the construction of this statue came from locals’ donations. A temple and a unique elevator that ascends to the 27th floor are housed inside the statue. Nine thousand Bodhi trees may be found in the garden that surrounds the monument.

Location – Khatakan, Monywa of Myanmar

Height – 116 meters or 381 feet

With the Base – 129.2 meters or 424 feet

Year of Completion – 2008

Dedicated to – Gautama Buddha

4. Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan 

This Buddha statue is placed on a lotus platform. This monument is situated in a vibrant garden. Bronze is mostly employed in the construction of buildings. The structure weighs 4,000 tonnes in total. Buddha is claimed to have acquired enlightenment at the site of the statue. This area has long been revered as a sacred site for Buddhist pilgrimage. You may access the observation deck and see the entire park and city from within the monument using an elevator.

Location – Ushiku, Ibaraki of Japan

Height – 100 meters or 330 feet

Year of Completion – 1993

Dedicated to – Gautama Buddha

5. Sendai Daikannon, Japan 

One of the goddesses in Japanese culture is called Nyoirin Kannon. This is the highest statue of Nyoirin Kannon and the second-tallest statue of a goddess in the entire globe. There is an elevator inside the statue that will take you to the top. A jewel is depicted in the goddess’s hand on the statue. This gem is referred to as a “wish-fulfilling Kannon” or a “wishing gem.”

Location – Sendai, Japan

Height – 100 meters or 330 feet

Year of Completion – 1991

Dedicated to – Nyoirin Kannon

6. Guishan Guanyin, China 

The goddess with a thousand hands and a thousand eyes is honored by this statue. This statue’s complete construction is constructed of gilded bronze. Gardens, picnic areas, and walking areas abound in the areas close to the monument. Although it is not feasible to climb the monument, you may relax nearby.

Location – Weishan, Changsha of China

Height – 99 meters or 325 feet

Year of Completion – 2009

Dedicated to – Goddess Avalokitesvara

7. Peter the Great Statue, Russia 

This contentious statue has been ranked as the tenth-ugliest statue in the entire globe. To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Navy, this statue was constructed. 600 tonnes of the statue’s weight are made of stainless steel, while the remaining tonnes are made of copper and bronze. The Vodootvodny Canal and Moskva River meet at this statue’s location in Central Russia.

Location – Moscow, Russia

Height – 98 meters or 322 feet

Year of Completion – 1997

Dedicated to – Peter the Great, establisher of the Russian Navy

8. Great Buddha of Thailand, Thailand 

This concrete monument, which is Thailand’s tallest, has a gold finish. Buddha is seated in meditation in this statue. This statue allegedly served as a tribute to Thailand’s King Bhumibol. The first abbot of the temple, Wat Muang, ordered it. Money was contributed to the monument by devoted Buddhists from throughout the nation. It is also known as the Big Buddha, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn, and the Big Buddha of Thailand.

Location – Wat Maung, Wiset Chai Chan of Thailand

Height – 92 meters or 302 feet

Year of Completion- 2008

Dedicated to – Buddha

9. Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park, Japan 

This statue, which is currently the third highest in the nation, once held the record for being the tallest statue until 1991. There are 20 levels and an elevator in this statue. These levels house a variety of temples and shrines dedicated to various Buddhist deities. To gain a nice perspective of the area around the monument and City Ashibetsu, there is also an observation platform. On the island of Hokkaido, which is now a popular tourist and pilgrimage destination, is where you may see this monument.

Location – Ashibetsu, Hokkaido of Japan

Height – 88 meters or 279 feet

Year of Completion – 1989

Dedicated to – Goddess Avalokitesvara

10. The Motherland Calls, Russia 

The 200-day-long Battle of Stalingrad is commemorated by this statue. There are 200 stairs leading up to the statue. Marshal Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov, who murdered 225 German soldiers and their allies during the Battle of Stalingrad, is buried beneath the monument. The statue’s female figure is a representation of the Russian Motherland, urging both her sons and daughters to take up arms and defend the country. Wire ropes and pre-stressed concrete hold this hollow statue in place. There are several rooms and sculptures inside the monument. Floodlights are turned on after sundown to illuminate the statue. Postage stamps and currency from the nation now honor the monument.

Location – Near Mamayev Kurgan of Russia

Height – 85 meters or 279 feet

Year of Completion – 1967

Dedicated to – Battle of Stalingrad

11. Awaji Kannon, Japan 

From every location on the island, one can view this enormous white monument. This statue was constructed by a private businessman using his riches. Following construction, it housed a sizable museum, an observation deck, and commercial space. The monument has been abandoned for years and is no longer open to the public. The statue is visible from a distance.

Location – Awaji Island Japan

Height – 80 meters or 260 feet

Year of Completion – 1982

Dedicated to – Goddess Kannon

12. Grand Buddha at Ling Shan, China 

One of the biggest bronze sculptures of the Buddha standing is this one. The statue weighs 700 tonnes in total and is supported by a bronze lotus pedestal. A palace was later constructed nearer to the monument. To get to the statue, visitors must go up some stairs. There is a well-kept garden surrounding the monument. It is covered in Buddha figurines. The monument is adorned with South China’s biggest bell. Only at Chinese New Year is this bell rung. Those who hear the 12-ton bell ringing are reported to experience good fortune.

Location – Longshan, Town of Wuxi China

Height – 88 meters or 289 feet

Year of Completion – 1996

Dedicated to – Buddha

13. Guanyin of Nanshan, China 

This is the country’s second-tallest statue. This monument is situated on a beautiful Chinese tropical island. This sculpture honors the goddess of Mercy. Three sides make up the statue, two of which face the South China Sea and one of which faces inland. A large number of people saw 108 monks perform rites at the statue’s opening ceremony.

Location – Sanya, Hainan of China

Height – 108 meters or 354 feet

Year of Completion – 2005

Dedicated to – Guanyin

14. Aizu Jibo Dai Kannon, Japan 

This white statue has a spiral stairway that leads to the lady’s shoulder inside its hollow center. There are several windows where you may obtain a beautiful view of the hill and the area around it. This statue is said to bestow blessings on infants as well as good fortune on young people searching for love connections and pregnant ladies. A large garden, complete with sculptures, flowerbeds, and herb rows, surrounds the statue. A variety of cherry trees are also present. This location is suitable for picnics.

Location – Aizumura Park, Aizu Wakamatsu of Japan

Height – 57 meters or 187 feet

Year Of Completion – 1980

Dedicated To – Kannon

15. Tokyo Wan Kannon, Japan 

This monument provides a large vantage point for a breathtaking view of Tokyo Bay and Mount Fuji. You must climb 324 stairs to get to the statue’s peak. To enjoy a commanding perspective of the surroundings, arrive on a clear day. There are several gardens, picnic areas, grasslands, and other features surrounding the monument.

Location – Coast of Futtsu, Chiba of Japan

Height – 56 meters or 183.7 feet

Year Of Completion – 1961

Dedicated To – World peace

16. Usami Dai-Kannon, Japan 

This statue may be seen at the hilltop Usami Kannonji temple. One of the highest-seated statues in the nation is this one. This temple is a significant religious site in the nation and has several Buddhist mandalas. The statue is only a decorative element of the temple and cannot be ascended.

Location – Usami Kannonji temple, Shizuoka, Japan

Height – 50 meters or 160 feet

Year Of Completion – 1986

Dedicated To – World peace

17. Guanyin of Mount Xiqiao, China 

The Chinese name for Avalokitesvara is Guan Lin. This statue is made of bronze and is supported by a bronze pedestal and a moat. Guanyin Cultural Park is located all around the statue, which is situated on Mount Xiqiao. This park offers walking paths, caverns, picnic areas, sightseeing locations, and more. From the foothills, shuttle buses may take you to the mountain’s summit.

Location – Foshan, Guangdong of China

Height – 77 meters or 253 feet

With The Base – 77 meters or 253 feet

Year Of Completion – 1990

Dedicated To – Guan Yin

18. African Renaissance Monument, Africa 

The highest statue in Africa is this one. A male figure is depicted in the statue holding a female figure with one hand while caring for a child with the other. This statue is fully constructed of bronze and has received harsh criticism for its design, contract with a North Korean business, cost, and people that are only partially naked.

Location – Ouakam suburb, Dakar of Senegal

Height – 49 meters or 160 feet

Year Of Completion – 2010

Dedicated To – Freedom for the Nation

19. Emperors Yan and Huang, China

On a mountain, the statues of Emperors Yan and Huang were carved over 20 years, and they were finished in 2007. Two of the early Chinese emperors, Yan and Huang Di, are shown in the sculpture, which is 106 meters (345 ft) high. The Yellow River in the scenic region close to Zhengzhou is home to China’s version of Mount Rushmore.

Location – Zhengzhou, China

Height – 106 meters

Year of Completion – 2007

Dedicated To – Mythical emperors

20. Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a stone statue that was carved out of a Cretaceous red bed sandstone rock near the confluence of the Min and Dadu rivers in Sichuan, China. It is the oldest monument on the list, having been built in 803 AD.

Location – Sichuan, China

Height – 71 meters

Dedicated To – Maitreya faith


Colosseum and its majestic statue construction have played a significant role in the development of civilizations all over the world. Today, nations from all over the world have created magnificent and awe-inspiring sculptures to symbolize their cultures, traditions, and values. These sculptures are also very popular tourist attractions. People go on flights to see these technical wonders in other nations. 

In addition to these, there are many additional sculptures with unique histories and exceptional beauty located across the world. For generations to emerge many centuries from now, these monuments could serve as a memory of this age. This list is temporary. Very soon, there will be a lot of changes. There will be a lot of new names added to the list, and India is planning to erect a new record-breaking statue for height.

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