42 Famous statues Around the World

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Cristo del Otero (Jesus) of Palencia, Spain

Height : 30 m

Dai Kannon at Kita no Miyako park of Ashibetsu, HokkaidÅ, Japan

Height : 88 m

Hanuman Murti of New Delhi, India

Height : 53 m

Great Standing Maitreya Buddha of Beipu, Hsinchu County, Taiwan, China

Height : 72 m

The Guanyin Statue of Hainan, also known as Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, is a 108 metre tall statue of the bodhisattva Guan Yin, sited on the south coast of China's island province Hainan in the Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone near the Nanshan Temple west of Sanya. The statue has three aspects; one side faces inland and the other two face the South China Sea, to represent blessing and protection by Guan Yin of China and the whole world. One aspect depicts Guan Yin cradling a sutra in the left hand and gesturing the Vitarka Mudra with the right, the second with her palms crossed, holding a string of prayer beads, and the third holding a lotus. The mantra Om mani padme hum is written in Tibetan script around each aspects' halo. This is currently the fourth tallest statue in the world.

Vírgen de la Paz (Virgin of Peace) of Trujillo, Venezuela

Height : 46.7 m 

Fo Guang Shan Amitabha Buddha of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China
Height : 40 m

Great Matzu of Meizhou Island, Fujian, China

Height : 40.5 m

The Ushiku Daibutsu, located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, is one of the world's tallest statues. Completed in 1995, it stands a total of 120 meters (394 feet) tall, including the 10m high base and 10m high lotus platform. An elevator takes visitors up to 85m off the ground, where an observation floor is located. It depicts Amitabha Buddha and is plated with bronze. It is also known as Ushiku Arcadia (Amida's Radiance and Compassion Actually Developing and Illuminating Area).

Dai Kannon of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan

Height : 48.5 m

Bodhisattva Kannon of Tazawako, Akita prefecture, Japan

Height : 35 m

The Merlion of Sentosa, Republic of Singapore
Height : 37 m

Lord Shiva of the Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Height : 30.5 m

Usami Dai-Kannon of Izu Peninsula, Itō, Shizuoka, Japan

Height : 50 m

Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) of Le Mas-Rillier in Dombes, Ain department, France

Height : 33 m

Grand Buddha at Ling Shan of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China

Height : 88 m

Tokyo Wan Kannon of Futtsu, Chiba, Japan

Height : 56 m

Leshan Giant Buddha of Leshan, China

Height : 71 m

Aizu Jibo Dai-Kannon of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan

Height : 57 m

 Guan Yin of Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang island, Malaysia

Height : 30 m

Standing Buddha in Wat Indrawiharn of Bangkok, Thailand

Height : 32 m

Statues of Emperors Yan and Huang , China. A 106-meter high statue of Emperors Yan and Huang was built in Zhengzhou,  the capital of Henan province.The statue is eight meters higher than the Statue of Liberty in New York and took 20 years to complete.

Awaji Kannon of Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

Height : 80 m

Peter the Great of Moscow, Russia

Height : 96 m

Dai Kannon of Sendai, Japan

Height : 100 m (2 X Olympic size swimming pool length)

Birth of the New Man (Christopher Columbus) of Sevilla, Spain

Height : 45 m

Cristo de la Concordia of Cochabamba, Bolivia

Height : 34.2 m

Ten Directions Pu Xian Buddha of Mount Emei, Sichuan province, China

Height : 48 m 

Golden Maitreya Buddha of Beopjusa, Naesongni-myeon, Chungcheongbuk-do province, South Korea

Height : 33 m

Grand Byakue Kannon of Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

Height : 41.8 m

Rodina Mat’Zovyot! (Mother Motherland Calls) at Mamayev Kurgan of Volgograd, Russia
Height : 85 m

Liberty Enlightening the World of Liberty Island, New York, United States

Height : 46 m 

Lord Murugan of Batu Caves, Gombak, Malaysia

Height : 42.7 m

Jibo Kannon at Narita-san temple of Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan

Height : 62 m

Guan Yin at Mount Xiqiao of Nanhai district, Guangzhou, China

Height : 62 m

Bhaisajyaguru in Nihon-Ji Temple of Kyonan, Awa District, Chiba, Japan

Height : 31 m

Vírgen de El Panecillo (Virgin in The Panecillo) of Quito, Ecuador

Height : 30 m

Laozi statue in Mount Mao near Zhenjiang of Jiangsu province, China

Height : 33 m

Mindroling Monastery Buddha of Dehradun, Uttarakhand state, India

Height : 32.6 m

Tian Tan Buddha of Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Height : 34 m

Cristo Redentor de Concorvado (Christ the Redeemer) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Height : 30 m

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2 COMMENTS on "42 Famous statues Around the World"

Anonymous said...

Excuse me,
Taiwan is already a country.
There is no need to add "China" after Taiwan.
Otherwise, people might get a wrong guide for visit those amazing statues.

KYUTS said...


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