Thursday, 4 September 2008

14 Biggest Statues in the World

14. Height: 62 m (203 ft)
Name: Mother Motherland
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Description: Stands on a 40 m pedestal. 102 m (335 ft) total monument height

13. Height: 71 m (233 ft)
Name: Leshan Giant Buddha
Location: Leshan, China
Description: Construction started in 713.

12. Height: 72 m (236 ft)
Name: Great Standing Maitreya Buddha
Location: Emei Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan

11. Height: 80 m (262 ft)
Name: Awaji Kannon
Location: Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Description: Stands on a 20 m pedestal. 100 m (328 ft) total height

10. Height: 85 m (279 ft)
Name: Rodina-Mat’ Zovyot! (Mother Motherland Calls)
Location: Mamayev Kurgan; Volgograd, Russia
Description: Finish-1967

9. Height: 88 m (289 ft)
Name: Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park
Location:Ashibetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan

8. Height: 88 m (289 ft)
Name: Grand Buddha at Ling Shan
Location: Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China
Description: Finish 1996

7. Height: 96 m (315 ft)
Name: Peter the Great Statue
Location:Moscow, Russia
Description: Finish 1997

6. Height: 100 m (328 ft)
Name: Sendai Daikannon
Location:Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

5. Height: 106 m (348 ft)
Name: Emperors Yan and Huang
Location: Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Description: Finish 2007

4. Height: 108 m (354 ft)
Name: Nanshan Haishang Guanyin
Location: Sanya, Hainan, China
Description: Finish 2005

3. Height: 110 m (361 ft)
Name: Ushiku Daibutsu
Location: Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Description: Includes the 10 m (33 ft) lotus throne. Placed on a 10 m (33 ft) pedestal. 120 m (394 ft) total monument height.

2. Height:116 m (380ft)
Name: Laykyun Setkyar
Location: Monywa, Sagaing Division, Myanmar

And the winner is

Height:128 m (420 ft)
Name: Spring Temple Buddha -Foshan Golden Buddha
Location: Lushan, Henan, China
Description: It includes a 20 m (66 ft) lotus throne. Placed on a 25 m (82 ft) pedestal/building. 153 m (502 ft) total monument height.


Ezjy said...

And what about the "Christ the Redeemer"? 38 meters...

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