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15 Tallest Statues in the World (2020)

15 Tallest Statues in the World (2020)

Want to know which is the tallest statue in the world? Here’s a list of the 15 Tallest Statues in the world 2020. 

This list doesn’t include the height of pedestals or buildings that the statue might be standing on. For example, the Statue of Liberty measures a total of 93 meters, but it’s standing on a 47 meters pedestal, which means that the statue itself is “just” 46 meters tall. 

However, at the bottom of this article, you can also see which are the tallest statues in the world with pedestals/buildings included in the total height. 

15. Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue

Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue depicts Vishnu riding Garuda, and it’s the tallest statue in Indonesia and the tallest statue in the world that features a Hindu deity. It’s located on the island of Bali and was completed in 2018.

Height: 75 m (246 ft)

Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue

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14. Guanyin statue in Tsz Shan Monastery

The Guanyin statue in Tsz Shan Monastery is the tallest statue in Hong Kong with a height of 76 meters. It was unveiled in 2012 and depicts the bodhisattva Guanyin.

Height: 76 m (249 ft)

Guanyin statue in Tsz Shan Monastery

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13. Bronze statue of Dizang at Mount Jiuhua

The Bronze Statue of Dizang depicts the bodhisattva known as Ksitigarbha and stands tall at 76 meters in Qingyang county in China. It was finished in 2012 and has a total height of 99 meters including its base.

Height: 76 m (249 ft)

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12. Guanyin of Nanshan

Guanyin is one of the most depicted bodhisattvas among the tallest statues in the world, and this particular one can be found in Sanya on Hainan island.

It was finished in 2005 and has a height of 78 meters, or 108 meters including its pedestal.

Height: 78 m (256 ft)

Guanyin of Nanshan

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11. Grand Buddha at Ling Shan

The Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is dedicated to the celestial Buddha known as Amitabha. It’s located in Wuxi in Jiangsu, China and has a total height of 79 meters or 88 meters including its pedestal.

Height: 79 m (259 ft)

Grand Buddha at Ling Shan

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10. Awaji Kannon

Awaji Kannon is one of the tallest statues in the world at a height of 80 meters, and 100 meters in total if you include the pedestal. It stands on the Awaji Island in the Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture and represents a depiction of the famous bodhisattva Guanyin.

Height: 80 m (260 ft)

Awaji Kannon

9. Rodina-Mat’ Zovyot!

Rodina-Mat Zoyot can be translated as “The Motherland Calls” and it’s the tallest statue in Russia as well as in Europe. It stands proudly at 85 meters on the hill of Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd.

Height: 85 m (279 ft)

The Motherland calls

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8. Daikannon of Kita no Miyako park

This impressive Buddha statue is located in the city of Ashibetsu in Hokkaido, in northern Japan. The statue was built in 1989 and has a height of 88 meters and depicts the bodhisattva Guanyin.

It was ranked as the tallest statue in the world between World’s tallest statue 1989–1991 before Sendai Daikannon was built. 

Height: 88 m (289 ft)

Hokkaido Kannon

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7. Great Buddha of Thailand

The Great Buddha of Thailand is located in Ang Thong and has a height of 92 meters, which makes it the tallest statue in Thailand. It’s very impressive and clearly stands out in the otherwise relatively flat landscape surrounding the statue.

Height: 92 m (302 ft)

Great Buddha of Thailand

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6. Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan

This is the second tallest statue in China, also known as Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes. It’s a gilded bronze statue that stands 99 meters tall in Changsa. 

Height: 99 m (325 ft)

Guishan Guanyin

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5. Sendai Daikannon

The cityscape of Sendai is dominated by the 100-meter tall statue known as Sendai Daikannon. It was the World’s tallest statue between 1991–1993 and remain as one of the most impressive statues in Japan as well as worldwide.

Height: 100 m (330 ft)

Sendai Daikannon

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4. Ushiku Daibutsu

The fourth tallest statue in the world stands tall at 100 meters in the city of Ushiku in Japan. It’s the tallest Japanese statue and depicts the Amitabha Buddha, also known as the Great Buddha of Ushiku.

It was unveiled in 1995 and is considered to be a sacred statue with three floors that visitors can visit. The Ushiku Daibutsu has a weight of 4000 tonnes, which also makes it one of the heaviest statues in the world. 

Height: 100 m (330 ft)

Ushiku Daibutsu

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3. Laykyun Sekkya

Laykyun Sekkya is the tallest statue in Myanmar and depicts Siddharta Gautama, also known as Buddha. It was built by Chief Abbot Ven and was unveiled in 2008.

It’s located in Monywa and has a reclining Buddha which lays beside the statue. It has a height of 115.8 meters and attracts many visitors every year due to its massive size and religious significance. 

Height: 115.8 m (380 ft)

Laykyun Sekkya

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2. Spring Temple Buddha

The Spring Temple Buddha is the second tallest statue in the world with a height of 128 meters (420 feet). It was unveiled in 2008 and is located in Lushan in the Chinese province of Henan. The statue is built in steel, copper, and gold.

The Spring Temple Buddha was built in Henan because of its importance as a place of Buddhist pilgrimage and has since become a popular tourist destination.

Height: 128 m (420 ft)

Spring Temple Buddha

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1. Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity in India was unveiled on October 31, 2018, with a height of 182 meters, which makes it the tallest statue in India as well as in the world.

It portrays one of the founding fathers, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and stands with pride in the city of Kevadia, in the western state of Gujarat.

Height: 182 m (597 ft)

Tallest statue in the world

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More info about the Tallest Statue in the World

The majority of the world’s tallest statues can be found in Asia, and they have a long tradition of building massive statues to honor deities and various Buddhas which have reached enlightenment. 

The Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world ever to be built and has the same height as some skyscrapers you see in modern cities these days. It’s a very impressive statue that was built to honor one of the founding fathers of India as well as setting a new world record. 

Many of the tallest statues in the world have become popular tourist destinations and sites for pilgrimage. One such example is the Statue of Libert, which is the tallest statue in the USA who attracts millions of visitors every year. 

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List of tallest statues in the world with base included

Name Total Height (pedestal/building included)
Statue of Unity 240 m
Spring Temple Buddha 208 m 
Laykyun Sekkya 129.2 m
Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue 121 m
Ushiku Daibutsu 120 m
Guanyin of Nanshan 108 m
Fo Guang Big Buddha 108 m
Emperors Yan and Huang 106 m
The Motherland Monument 102 m
Awaji Kannon 100 m

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