Top 7 of the most colossal statues in the world
Did you know the Statue of Libery is only the 48th tallest statue on the planet? The monuments you'll find on this list are incredibly large, and you will definitely want to see them with your own eyes one day.
#7 The Great Buddha of Thailand
This statue was built to commemorate the King Bhumibol of Thailand. The money donated by faithful buddhists was used to construct the monument. Currently, it's the tallest statue in Thailand.
#6 The Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes, China
Being the fourth-tallest statue in China, this breathtaking bronze monument depicts Avalokiteśvara, a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.
#5 Sendai Daikannon, Japan
This monument depicts the Bodhisattva Kannon, which is how the Japanese call Avalokiteśvara.
#4 Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan
This bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha was constructed to commemorate the birth of Shinran, founder of "True Pure Land School" of Buddhism.
#3 The Laykyun Sekkya Buddha, Myanmar
This statue depicts Gautama Buddha, or simply Buddha, whose teachings served as the foundation of the Buddhist religion. It is located next to the Reclining Buddha Statue, which is 333 feet (101 meters) long.
#2 The Spring Temple Buddha, China
This monument depicts Vairocana Buddha. The construction began in 1997. Its 66 foot tall lotus-shaped pedestal which houses a monastery. The Spring Temple Buddha was built near Tianrui hot spring with curative water which is as hot as 140 °F (60 °C).
#1 The Statue of Unity, India
This statue depicts Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950). He was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home minister of independent India. The monument was completed in 5 years.
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