Humans have been carving statues and sculptures for thousands of years, and as we’ve gotten better at it, our statues have become bigger and grander. So grand, in fact, that a handful of these statues have become towering behemoths, and can be seen from miles away.
These are some of the world’s most incredibly large statues.
Inspired directly by the world famous Christ the Redeemer statue that can be found in Rio de Janeiro, the Cristo-Rei statue was finished in 1959, 10 years after construction started.
The figure itself stands at around 28 metres in height, but when paired with the structure holding it up, it actually sits at around 110 metres off the ground, making it one of the biggest statues that we’ve ever created.
2. Ushiku Daibutsu
Found in the Japanese city of Ushuki, this figure is among the largest in the world, standing at a height of 120 metres off the ground, which includes a 10-meter base and a 10 meter platform that resembles a lotus.
The Buddha statue can be observed from a deck, where visitors can see the figure, known as Amitabha Buddha, also known as Ushiku Arcadia.
3. Guan Yin Statue
This statue of the bodhisattva Guan Yin can be found on the southern coast of Hainan Island, which is part of china. The statue has three main aspects, all of which face a different direction.
It was first unveiled to the public in 2005 after a construction period of around 6 years, and has become a popular visitation spot for those touring through southern China and the many islands that the country owns. The long ride out toward the statue gives tourists ample time to catch up on work or enjoy wagering at sports betting sites in NZ.
4. Laykyun Setkyar
As the second tallest statue in the world, this 130-metre creation was built at the top of the Po Kaung Hills, which is in central Myanmar near the central hub of Monywa. It’s made up of two parts, one of a standing Buddha, while another reclines at the first’s base.
The first statute was completed in 2008, while the resting Buddha had been there since 1996.
5. Spring Temple Buddha
Without a doubt the very largest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha is a true sight to behold. Standing at a massive 153 metres off of the ground, the statue was created after the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan had been destroyed by the Taliban terrorist group during their purge of all religious figures that didn’t conform to their ideals.
The statue was finished in 2008 and depicts Vairocana Buddha, an important figure in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese religious texts, and is considered by many to be the world’s most prominent symbols of believe, which its size gives testament to.