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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.