There are quite a lot of statues across the world that has become great tourist sites, thanks to the wonderful design and architecture. Every year hundreds of tourists visit these statues. Let us have an idea of the five tallest statues in the world.
Statue of Unity: Located in India, the Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world. It has been recently opened and rises up to a height of round 182 meters. It is two times taller than the Statue of Liberty. The statue is located in the state of Gujarat and has been dedicated to Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel, one of the famous national leaders of the country. The statue has been built on an artificial island called Sadhu Bet and is surrounded by a lake.
Spring Temple Buddha, China: It is the second tallest statue in the world and is located in Henan, China. Standing as a proof to the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion, the statue is located near a hot spring located nearby. Various figures of Gods and other colorful manifestation of the Buddhist religion are the other attractions of the area.
Big Buddha, Hong Kong: Amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island is seated the world’s tallest bronze Buddha. It is known as the Big Buddha. It is located at Ngong Ping area in Lantau Island of the city. It is set on a lotus atop Ngong Ping plateau. Weighing 250 tons, this majestic figure is 34 meters high. It took over 10 years to complete the statue which was opened for public viewing in 1993 after religious ceremonies. Visitors and pilgrims need to climb around 268 stairs to reach the platform. The statue is surrounded by eight smaller bronze statues.
Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar- This is located in Monywa, Myanmar and is around 116 meters tall. It was started in 1996 and ended in 2008. One of the unique aspects of this statue is that it consists of an elevator inside. One can have a panoramic view of the city from the top of the statue.
Ushiku Daibutsu: Rising up to a height of around 110 meters, this spectacular statue is located in Ushiku in Japan. It is made of Bronze and surrounded by a lovely garden. The statue has four levels and tourists can go to these levels to hear great Buddhist music, religious scriptures and so on.