5 Tallest Statues in the World

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The impressive statues around the world stands for honouring great personalities and important events in the history. Some of them have enough heights to become main attraction of the city. Followings are 5 tallest statues in the world.

Emperors Yan and Huang, China, 106 meter

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These sculptures are built to commemorate Chinese emperors Yan and Huang. The construction of these statues started in 1987 and took 20 years for the completion. These statues have a height of 106 meters, located in Henan province of China.The government spent $22.5 million for the construction of these statues. The eyes of these statues are 3 meters wide and nose have the length of 6 meters.

Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, China, 108 Meter

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The statue of Guan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of compassion, sited in Hainan province of China. This statue has a height of 108 meters, became the fourth tallest statue in the world. This statue has three different faces, It is to represent the blessing from Goddess all over the world. The first face looks towards the inland and other two faces point towards the sea. It took almost 6 years for the completion of this giant statue.

Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan 110 meter

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Ushiku Daibutsu meant for ‘Great Buddha in Ushiku’ located in Ushiku city of Japan. The statue has a height of 110 meters without measuring 10-meter tall base. This Buddha statue was completely made of Bronze. There are four different levels within the statue, visitors can reach the top by using the elevator. At first level visitors can hear beautiful music, the 2nd level completely dedicated for scriptural studies, the third level filled with 30000 Buddha statues. From the top level, visitors can watch the beautiful gardens within the surroundings of the statue.

Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar, 116 meter

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The second tallest statue in the world has a height of 116 meters, situated in Monywa, Myanmar. The construction of Laykyun Setkyar started in 1996 and completed in 2008. The statue actually stands on the 13.5-meter throne.

There is also an elevator inside the statue for visitors to getting top for enjoying a panoramic view of the city. Visitors can also see 89 meters lying Buddha next to Laykyun Setkyar statue.

Spring Temple Buddha, China, 153 meter

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It is the tallest statue in the world, measuring 153 meters of height, located in Henan, China. Starting in 1997 the construction of this statue completed in the year 2008. The statue is standing on the 20-meter tall lotus throne, consist of 1100 pieces of the copper cast.

The name of this statue coming from the hot spring situated near the site. It was estimated $55 million for the construction of Spring temple Buddha.

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