10 Tallest Statues in the World (with Map & Photos)

Usually statues are created to commemorate an important historical event or in honor of a famous person. The tallest statue in the world is roughly the size of a 60-story building. It is difficult to imagine such a huge human figure. If you look closely, all the top leaders are in Asia.

1. Statue of Unity, 182 m

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Statue of Unity, Tallest Statue

Statue of Vallabhbhai Patel Deputy Prime Minister of India, leader of the Indian independence movement. Located in India on Sadhu Island, it is the tallest statue in the world at 182 meters.

2. Zhongyuan Buddha statue, 128 m

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The Spring Temple Buddha, Tallest Statue

Vairocana Buddha statue in Zhaocun Township, Lushan County, Pingdingshan City District, Henan Province, China. The statue was built in 2008 and is the second largest statue in the world at 128 meters.

3. Lezhong-Sasazha, 115.8 m

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Lezhong-Sasazha, Tallest Statue

Buddha statue located in Khatakan Taung, Myanmar. The statue was built in 2008, inside the statue is a museum of Buddhist religious art objects.

4. Ushiku Daibutsu, 100 m

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Ushiku Daibutsu, Tallest Statue

A statue of Buddha in Ushiku, Japan, built in 1995. Ushiku Daibutsu the tallest bronze statue in the world and the fourth tallest statue in the world.

5.Goddess Kannon Statue, 100 m

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Goddess Kannon statue, Tallest Statue

A statue of the Goddess of Mercy Kannon, in Sendai City, Japan. The 100-meter-high statue was built in 1991.

6. Guishan Guanyin Thousand Hands and Eyes, 99 m

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Guishan Guanyin Thousand Hands and Eyes, Tallest Statue

A bronze statue, a monument to Avalokiteshwar, is located in the city of Hunan, China. The monument was built in 2009.

Buddhist legend has it that Guanyin vowed not to rest until all sentient beings were freed from samsara or rebirth.

Trying to comprehend the needs of so many, her head shattered into eleven pieces. Then Guanyin tried to reach out to everyone in need of help, but found that her hands were torn to pieces. And Amitabha came to the rescue and gave her a thousand hands.

7. Phuket Big Buddha, 92 m

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Phuket Big Buddha, Tallest Statue

Buddha statue in Phuket, Thailand. The statue was worth about US $ 950,000 and the money was collected as donations.

8. Dai Kannon, 88 m

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Dai Kannon

The Dai Kannon statue, known as the Hokkaido Kannon, is the third tallest statue in Japan. Built in 1989.

9. Awaji Kannon, 80 m

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Awaji Kannon

Perhaps the most amazing statue is found in Japan. It is not dedicated to a deity or a ruler, but to a realtor... yes, yes, Awaji Kannon of the Okuchi group, a man who was in real estate and owned the house on which the statue was built. After the death of the owner, the statue passed into the hands of the government, which decided to demolish the structure by 2022.

10. Wuxi Buddha, 79 m

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Buddha statue in Wuxi

Bronze statue of Buddha 88 meters high in Wuxi, China.