Men make statues to become immortal on the footprints of history. The world has millions of statues and one tallest in the world, the Statue Of Unity situated in Gujarat is standing high with pride. Whereas, the architectural marvels such as Spring Temple Buddha in China and Laykyun Setkyar, Burma are now second and third tallest respectively in the world. Let’s explore more about the top 8 tallest statues of the world and know how they were constructed and what all the features they offer.
Located in Kiev, the Rodina Mat statue is modeled after a symbol made during the next World War to mobilize the Soviet citizens. The stainless steel statue was filled in 1981 and is 62 meters 203 feet high atop a museum building with the overall structure measuring 102 m 335 ft and weighing 560 tons.
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The sculpts of Emperors Yan and Huang were carved into a mountain during a period of 20 years and was completed in 2007. The sculpture is 106 meters 345 feet high and represents two of the first Chinese Emperors Yan and Huang Di. China "Mount Rushmore" is located in the picturesque area of the Yellow River near Zhengzhou.
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The 108 meters 354 feet tall statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva is located on the southern coast of China's Hainan Island. The statue has three aspects against one of the inner faces and two against South China Sea. The statue took 6 years to construct and was completed in 2005.
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Inspired by the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Cristo-Rei open sanctuary in 1959 after over 10 years of construction. The statue is about the same size as its famous model in Rio, 28 meters 92 feet in height, but is in a 82 209 feet meters high structure in the form of a door so that the total height of the monument is 110 meters 361 feet. At the base of the statue is an observation deck offers a panoramic view of the city of Lisbon.
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The Ushiku Daibutsu is located in Ushiku City, Japan. Completed in 1995, the figure is the third biggest statue in the globe, with an overall of 120 meters 394 feet, together with 10 m 30 ft base and 10 meters 30 feet of the display place elevated lotus. Visitors to the Buddha statue can bring an elevator to a display place where an observation deck is situated. This number represents the Buddha Amitabha plated bronze, and is as well known as Ushiku Arcadia.
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The Laykyun Setkyar is the second tallest statue in the world at 130 meters, 13.5 meters including a throne. It was built on top of Po kaung Hills near the town of Monywa in central Myanmar. At his feet is the largest reclining Buddha statue in the world. Laykyun Setkyar was finished in 2008, the reclining Buddha in 1991.
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Spring Temple Buddha is the biggest statue in the globe. The full height of the memorial is 153 meters 502 feet including 20 meters 66 ft lotus throne and 82 feet the construction of 25 meters. The construction of the Temple of spring Buddha was expected shortly after the Buddha of Bamiyan was destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The statue was completed in 2008 and is the Vairocana Buddha.
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The world’s tallest Statue of Unity SOU or Sardar Patel’s statue, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, the symbol of country’s unity and prosperity, the 182 meters tall statue is even bigger than the Spring Temple Buddha in China, which is 153 meters tall.
The statue of Unity is dedicated to the Iron Man of India, Shri Sardar Vallabhai Patel and according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “The Statue will stand high, not just in meters and feet, but much more in terms of academic, historical, national and spiritual values. My vision is to develop the place as a source of inspiration for ages to come”.
Located near the Narmada Dam in Gujarat, Statue of Unity is not only the tallest one in the world but also the one to be completed in the shortest time.
Also, connected to the main city of Gujarat, its 200 km away from Ahmedabad, and there will be a 3.5 km highway to be constructed to connect Statue of Unity in Sadhu Island to Kevadia town in Gujarat.
The statue will be comprised of a viewing gallery, which is at a height of 153 m, giving panoramic views of dam and environs, the Statue of Unity can accommodate around 200 people at one go.
Moreover, being the tallest statue in the world, the safety measures have also been taken in great concern, the Statue of Unity will be able to withstand the wind velocity of up to 60 m/sec and is earthquake and vibration proofed.
Not just limited to that, the statue will be equipped with a unique museum and audio-visual department depicting the life and times of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In future after completion will also generate direct employment for 15000 tribal people every year, and keeping in mind about sustainable traveling the statue and surrounding area will be accessed by special boats to avoid vehicular traffic and pollution.
The visitors who wish to stay there for a night or two then can stay in the Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan adjacent to the Statue of Unity is designed to be a 128-key, 3-star hotel facility with food service, guest amenities, and conference facilities.
Tickets: Adult: INR 120
Child:3-15 years - INR 60
Bus Charges: INR 30
Book your tickets here: https://www.soutickets.in/
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