42 Famous statues Around the World

Cristo del Otero (Jesus) of Palencia, Spain
Height : 30 m

Dai Kannon at Kita no Miyako park of Ashibetsu, HokkaidÅ, Japan
Height : 88 m

Hanuman Murti of New Delhi, India
Height : 53 m

Great Standing Maitreya Buddha of Beipu, Hsinchu County, Taiwan, China
Height : 72 m

The Guanyin Statue of Hainan, also known as Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, is a 108 metre tall statue of the bodhisattva Guan Yin, sited on the south coast of China's island province Hainan in the Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone near the Nanshan Temple west of Sanya. The statue has three aspects; one side faces inland and the other two face the South China Sea, to represent blessing and protection by Guan Yin of China and the whole world. One aspect depicts Guan Yin cradling a sutra in the left hand and gesturing the Vitarka Mudra with the right, the second with her palms crossed, holding a string of prayer beads, and the third holding a lotus. The mantra Om mani padme hum is written in Tibetan script around each aspects' halo. This is currently the fourth tallest statue in the world.

V�rgen de la Paz (Virgin of Peace) of Trujillo, Venezuela
Height : 46.7 m

Fo Guang Shan Amitabha Buddha of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China
Height : 40 m

Great Matzu of Meizhou Island, Fujian, China
Height : 40.5 m

The Ushiku Daibutsu, located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, is one of the world's tallest statues. Completed in 1995, it stands a total of 120 meters (394 feet) tall, including the 10m high base and 10m high lotus platform. An elevator takes visitors up to 85m off the ground, where an observation floor is located. It depicts Amitabha Buddha and is plated with bronze. It is also known as Ushiku Arcadia (Amida's Radiance and Compassion Actually Developing and Illuminating Area).

Dai Kannon of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan
Height : 48.5 m

Bodhisattva Kannon of Tazawako, Akita prefecture, Japan
Height : 35 m

The Merlion of Sentosa, Republic of Singapore
Height : 37 m

Lord Shiva of the Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Height : 30.5 m

Usami Dai-Kannon of Izu Peninsula, ItÅ?, Shizuoka, Japan
Height : 50 m

Notre-Dame du Sacr�-Coeur (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) of Le Mas-Rillier in Dombes, Ain department, France
Height : 33 m

Grand Buddha at Ling Shan of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China
Height : 88 m

Tokyo Wan Kannon of Futtsu, Chiba, Japan
Height : 56 m

Leshan Giant Buddha of Leshan, China
Height : 71 m

Aizu Jibo Dai-Kannon of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
Height : 57 m

Guan Yin of Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang island, Malaysia
Height : 30 m

Standing Buddha in Wat Indrawiharn of Bangkok, Thailand
Height : 32 m

Statues of Emperors Yan and Huang , China. A 106-meter high statue of Emperors Yan and Huang was built in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province.The statue is eight meters higher than the Statue of Liberty in New York and took 20 years to complete.

Awaji Kannon of Awaji Island, HyÅ?go Prefecture, Japan
Height : 80 m

Peter the Great of Moscow, Russia
Height : 96 m

Dai Kannon of Sendai, Japan
Height : 100 m (2 X Olympic size swimming pool length)

Birth of the New Man (Christopher Columbus) of Sevilla, Spain
Height : 45 m

Cristo de la Concordia of Cochabamba, Bolivia
Height : 34.2 m

Ten Directions Pu Xian Buddha of Mount Emei, Sichuan province, China
Height : 48 m

Golden Maitreya Buddha of Beopjusa, Naesongni-myeon, Chungcheongbuk-do province, South Korea
Height : 33 m

Grand Byakue Kannon of Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Height : 41.8 m

Rodina Mat'Zovyot! (Mother Motherland Calls) at Mamayev Kurgan of Volgograd, Russia
Height : 85 m

Liberty Enlightening the World of Liberty Island, New York, United States
Height : 46 m

Lord Murugan of Batu Caves, Gombak, Malaysia
Height : 42.7 m

Jibo Kannon at Narita-san temple of Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
Height : 62 m

Guan Yin at Mount Xiqiao of Nanhai district, Guangzhou, China
Height : 62 m

Bhaisajyaguru in Nihon-Ji Temple of Kyonan, Awa District, Chiba, Japan
Height : 31 m

V�rgen de El Panecillo (Virgin in The Panecillo) of Quito, Ecuador
Height : 30 m

Laozi statue in Mount Mao near Zhenjiang of Jiangsu province, China
Height : 33 m

Mindroling Monastery Buddha of Dehradun, Uttarakhand state, India
Height : 32.6 m

Tian Tan Buddha of Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Height : 34 m

Cristo Redentor de Concorvado (Christ the Redeemer) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height : 30 m

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