Hello, friends, our world is changing every second, and it's essential to keep up with it. Until October 31, 2018, the statue of Spring Temple Buddha in China was the tallest in the world. But there is another statue that took the honorable first place.
So, let's refresh your memory and tell you about the world's most famous new tallest statues, let's go,
1: Statue of Unity-India
The Statue of Unity is the current tallest statue in the world. Erected to celebrate beloved Indian activist and leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
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 in uniting 562 states. Creating the Union of India and supporting Mahatma Gandhi the most.
The finished tribute to his contributions took five years to build, so it was well deserved. It cost 420 million dollars to construct, and measured an impressive 597 feet (181.97 m) tall statue.
2: Spring Temple Buddha-China
Taking eleven years to finish, the colossal, copper statue of Vairocana. Located in the Henan province of China, it was one of the tallest statues in the world. Vairocana is a testament to the praise felt towards the celestial Buddha.
Rising 502 feet (153.01 m) into the air, the monument known as the Spring Temple Buddha. It is the combination of an 82-foot, lotus-shaped pedestal, and the 420-foot figure. The enormous, peaceful effigy weighs more than 2.2 million pounds. It consists of 1,100 large copper pieces in its frame. The whole of the monument tops a Buddhist monastery. It gives Buddhist locals and travelers an incredible landmark in which to take pride.
The project cost about 55 million dollars, but it includes the cost of the monastery and the rest of the estate. The statue itself accounted for around 33 % of that cost at a price tag of 18 million dollars.
Renowned for the nearby Tianrui hot spring, the Buddhist temple is a beautiful work of art. It's said to have healing properties and is the inspiration behind this statue's name.
3: Laykyun Sekkya-Myanmar
Laykyun Sekkya is one of the planet's unique shaped sculptures. Designed with rectangular windows on each of its 31 floors, the statue is one of the tallest statues.
The 380-foot tall structure stands in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar. It depicts the Buddha Gautama. Like other Buddhist statues, the figure perched on a lotus flower.
Construction of this spectacular building took 12 years to complete. The Laykyun Sekkya statue opened to the public in 2008.
With 31 layers, the interior of this statue is as beautiful as its exterior. Each of the layers features exquisite paintings recounting Buddhist lore. While most shows glorious scenes of prayer, figures of importance, and other hallowed temples and statues.
The first few paintings highlight horned, devilish creatures along with scenes of pain, agony, and worse. These paintings steer followers away from bad habits and evil behavior.
4: Sendai Daikannon-Japan
The tallest statue of a goddess in Japan is the Sendai Daikannon. This statue encapsulates Japan's Kannon's likeness, a praised Bodhisattva among Buddhists.
At the height of 330 feet (100.58 m), it's tied with Ushiku Daibutsu for the spot of the fourth-tallest statue! Unveiled in 1991, this structure preceded the previous entry two years, enjoying a short reign as the world's tallest statue.
Nyoirin Kannon is the form the figure shows of herself. It's bearing a wish-fulfilling gem that appears in both Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. Its lore is reminiscent of the west's legend of the "philosopher's stone."
The ground floor of the statue hosts a variety of smaller figures, 33 in total. All the figures represent the deity in her other forms. Also, to these are sculptures of dark monstrosities, which represent the Chinese zodiac.
5: Ushiku Daibutsu-Japan
It might look like a stone; this giant representation of Amitabha Buddha is a bronze statue of 330 feet (100.58 m) high!
There is a four-story building within the Japanese statue that acts as a kind of museum. Each floor has a different title and theme, creating a unique experience for visitors.
The first is the floor of Infinite Light and Infinite Life. Upon entering, visitors will encounter a dark chamber. One column of light emanating from the center of the room illuminates a pot of lit incense. Past this enigmatic feature, the elevator leads to the other three floors.
The next level is almost 33 feet (10.06 m) high, called the World of Gratitude, intended to study the Scriptures. From there, you can ascend to the Lotus Sanctuary World. It displays approximately three thousand different golden Buddha statues. The statues are between 65 and 98 feet (29.87 m) from the ground.
The final floor, the Mt. Gridhrakuta Room, serves as an observatory with a view of 280 feet (85.34 m) above the ground.
6: Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan-China
Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan is in the Hunan province of China. The statue is also known as the Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes. It was the fourth-tallest statue in the People's Republic of China, at about 325 feet (99.06 m) tall.
The Ningshan county government established this gilded bronze creation. Local businesses and religious groups helped the government with some extra funding. It cost 260 million yuan, equal to almost 39 million US dollars.
The Bodhisattva depicted here represents the combined empathy of all Buddhas.
Statues in this figure's honor are plentiful. This is by far the most significant representation of the beloved Buddhist deity.
7: Peter the Great Statue-Russia
In memory of the 43-year reign of the Russian Emperor Peter I, this statue stands at the site.
The 322 ft (98.15 m) high statue of Peter the Great faces the Moskva River in Moscow City, Russia.
The statue was created by Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli. Designed to commemorate the Russian Navy's 300th anniversary.
Founder of the Russian Navy, Peter the Great, was born on 9 June 1672 and died on 8 February 1725. Built in 1997, this statue is one of the tallest statues in the world.
It contains 600 tons of stainless steel, bronze, and copper and it weights about 1,000 tons.
8: Great Buddha of Thailand
At 302 feet (92.05 m) tall, the Great Buddha in Wat Muang is a giant statue in Thailand.
Built of concrete and painted gold, the great Buddha has taken 18 years to craft.
The loyal Buddhists eager contributed to the project to build the figure. It Cost 104.2 million Thai Baht or about 3.2 million US dollars to build the statue.
The 210-foot-wide Buddha stands out as a shining landmark for the province of Ang Thong. It has commissioned to commemorate the late King Bhumibol, Thailand’s longest-reigning monarch. It took a long time to conclude.
It still ended in time for the King to enjoy it in 2008; eight years before he passed away while even on the throne.
9: Daikannon of Kita no Miyako park-Japan
This was the tallest statue in the world between 1989 and 1991. This Buddhist statue is now the third tallest in Japan. The plans to erect this magnificent building began in 1975. Japanese people call this figure Guanyin, Avalokiteshvara, or Kannon.
A shrine lines the interior of the monument on 20 floors, along with other Buddhist symbols. Like many of the statues on this list, there is an elevator inside the sculpture.
With easy access to its many floors, there is a viewing platform at the top of the 20th floor. From there, visitors can see a lovely and wide view of Ashibetsu and the Hokkaido region. Her ivory interpretation is a beautiful addition to the area.
10: Rodina-Mat' Zovyot! (The Motherland Calls)-Russia
The only European entry on this list is a statue depicting a woman's power named "Rodina-Mat' Zovyot.".
This statue's total height is 279 feet, and it is the tallest in all a human woman statue and in Europe. The figure is a symbolic representation of the Russian "Motherland,” Its iconic pose symbolizes a call to arms in the face of the enemy.
Most of the other statues in this article date back to the last few decades. But this monumental piece dates back to 1967 when it has unveiled after 18 years of work.
Wire ropes and pre-stressed concrete hold the statue together. The unique pose and weight distribution of the statue required a delicate touch to pull it off. The sword worn by the Rodina-Mat Zovyot has made of titanium-plated steel.