Monday, April 21, 2014


1. Statue of Unity:
Height    :182mts (597ft)+pedestal(base) 58mts(193ft)=total height 240mts(790ft)
Location :Near Narmada Dam,Bharuch,Gujarath,India
Year        : proposed to be completed by 2017 (started on 31-10-2013)
Depicts   : Sardar VAllabhai Patel

Statue of Unity
 2. The Spring Temple Buddha:
Height    :153mts (502ft)(which includes a base of lotus thrown of 20mts (66ft) and a pedestal of 25mts(82ft))
Location : Lushan, Henan, China
Year        :2002  Depicts  :Vairocana Buddha

The Spring Temple Buddha
It is the the current tallest statue in the world.

3. The Laykyun Setkyar:
Height     : 130mts (427ft) which includes a thrown of 13.5mts (44ft)
Location  :Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Myanmar
Year         :2008
Depicts   : Buddha

The Laykyun Setkyar
Construction began in 1996 by Chief Abbot Ven. Narada, who died on the 22nd of November, 2006 and was completed on 21 February 2008.
4. The Ushiku Daibutsu:
Height    :120mts(394ft) which includes a base lotus thrown 10mts(33ft) and a pedestal of 10mts(33ft)
Location :Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Year        :1993
Depicts   : Amitabha Buddha

The Ushiku Daibutsu
Here an elevator takes visitors up to 85m off the ground, where an observation floor is located. It is also known as Ushiku ARCADIA.

5.Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya:
Height    : 108mts(354ft)
Location : Sanya,Hainan,China
Year        : 2005
Depicts   : Guanyin
Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya
It is the statue of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

6. Emperors Yan and Huang:
Height    :106mts (348ft)
Location :Zhengzhou,Henan province, China
Year        :2007
Depicts   :Yan and Huang, Emperors of China

Emperors Yan and Huang
These sculputures depict two of the earliest Chinese emperors, Yan Di and Huang Di.
According to experts, the statues commemorate politics and the economy.

7. Sendai Daikannon:
Height    :106mts (348ft)
Location : Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture,Japan
Year        :1991
Depicts   :Kannon (Guanyin)

Sendai Daikannon
An elevator takes tourists to the top of the statue, which depicts the Japanese Buddhist Bodhisattva Kannon.

8. Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes:
Height    :100mts (330ft)
Location : Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture,Japan
Year        :1991
Depicts   : Guanyin

Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes
9. The Peter the Great Statue:
Height    :96mts (325ft)
Location : Moscow,Russia
Year        :1997
 Depicts   :Peter I of Russia

The Peter the Great Statue
It was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, which Peter the Great established.

10. The Great Buddha of Thailand
Height    :92mts (302ft)
Location : Ang Thong,Thailand
Year        :2008
 Depicts   :Gautama Buddha

The Great Buddha of Thailand
Some other famous statues :

The Motherland Calls:
Height    :87mts (285ft)
Location : Mamayev Kurgan; Volgograd,Russia
Year        :1967
Depicts   : Woman representing the Motherland (Soviet Union)

The Motherland Calls
Statue of Liberty:
Height    :93mts (305ft) which includes a 47m pedestal
Location : Liberty Iceland,New York,USA
Year        :1886
Depicts   : Liberty Lady

Statue of Liberty
Christ The Redeemer:
Height    :39.6mts (130ft) which includes a pedestal of 9.5mts
Location : Rio De Janeiro
Year        :1931
Depicts   : Jesus
Christ The Redeemer
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