These are the list of 20 Tallest statues in the world in 2023. A statue is a three-dimensional work of art, usually of a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting. Statues are being constructed since ancient times. Most of the statues across the world are of great personalities or related to some important events in history. So, let’s now take a look at the top 20 tallest statues in the world.
1. Statue of Unity, India
The location of the statue is in the Nevada colony, of Gujarat, India.
Its height is 182 or 597 feet with the base 240 or 790 ft.
The material used in the statue is Steel, brass coating, and bronze cladding.
The year of completion of this statute is 2018.
This is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (the iron man of India ).
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel served as the first home affairs minister and deputy prime minister after independence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of unity in Surat.
2. Spring Temple Buddha
Its location is in the Fodushan scenic area, Henan of China.
Its height is 153 or 502 feet with the base 2018 for 682 feet.
The material used in this statue is copper alloy and steel.
Its year of completion is 2008.
It is dedicated to Gautama Buddha.
Gautama Buddha is regarded as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism and is revered by most Buddhist schools.
3. Laykyun Sekkya
It is the third-largest statue in the world. It is located at Katakan, Monywa in Myanmar. The height of this statue is 116 meters or 381 feet with the base 129.2 meters or 424 feet.
The year of completion of the statue is 2008.
The statue is dedicated to Gautam Buddha.
Laykyun setkyar standing Buddha image was built by Bodhi Tahtaung Sayadaw. It is very huge and tall and can be seen from a very far distance.
4. Guanyin of Nanshan
It is located in Sanya, Hainan of China.
Its height is 108 meters or 354 feet.
The year of completion of this statue is 2005.
This statue is dedicated to Guanyin.
In Chinese mythology, Guanyin is the goddess of mercy and is considered to be the physical embodiment of compassion. This temple was built in a beautiful setting on the sea coast and is known as the temple between the sky and sea.
5. Emperors Yan and Huang’s statue
It is located at Yan Huang Plaza, Zhengzhou, China. Its height is 106 m or 348 feet. The year of completion is 2007. It is dedicated to Emperor Yan Di and Huang Di. Yan Di and Huang Di are two emperors in Chinese legends. The statues commemorate politics and the economy.
6. Ushiku Daibutsu
Its location is in Ushiku, Ibaraki of Japan. The height of this statue is a hundred meters or 330 feet with the base 120 m or 390 feet. The year of completion of this statue is 1993. It is dedicated to Gautam Buddha. The statue Ushiku Diabutsu is also known as the Ushiku Arcadia. It holds the Guinness record for the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world.
7. Sendai Daikannon
It is located in Sendai, Japan. Its height is 100 or 330 ft.
It was completed in 1991.
It is dedicated to Nyoirin Kannon (goddess of Japanese culture).
It is the second-highest Kannon statue in Japan. It represents the Japanese Buddhist bodhisattva, a goddess which embodies the concept of compassion in Japanese Buddhism.
8. Guishan Guanyin
It is located at Weishan, Changsha in China.
Its height is 99 m or 325 ft.
The year of completion of the statue is 2009.
It is dedicated to the goddess Avalokiteshvara.
The material used in the statue is bronze.
It is dedicated to thousands of hands and eyes. Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is one of the most revered figures in Buddhism. He represents the compassion of all Buddhas. The Dalai Lama is considered to be the primary earthly manifestation of Avalokiteshvara.
9. Peter the Great statue
The location of the statue is in Moscow, Russia.
The height is 98 m or 322 feet. The year of completion of this statue is 1997.
It is dedicated to Peter, the great, establisher of the Russian navy.
The statue was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli and used 600 tons of stainless steel and bronze. It is the ugliest statue in Russia.
10. Great Buddha of Thailand
It is located at Wat Muang, Wiset Chai Chan of Thailand. Its height is 92 m or 302 feet. The year of completion was 2008.
It is dedicated to Buddha. The entire statue is made of cement and covered with golden paint. It is said that those who touch the Big Buddha’s right hand are blessed with luck.
11. Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park
It is located at Ashibetsu, Hokkaido in Japan.
Its height is 88 meters or 279 feet.
The year of completion of this statue was 1989.
The statue is dedicated to the goddess Avalokiteshvara. It is also known as the Hokkaido Kannon, as well as the Byakue Kannon. This is the third tallest statue in the country.
12. Grand Buddha at Ling Shan
The location of the statue is Longshan, the town of Wuxi, China.
The height of the statue is 88 m or 289 feet.
The year of completion of the statue is 1996.
It is dedicated to Buddha. It stands on a bronze Lotus pedestal. This is one of the largest statues of Buddha in standing posture, made of bronze.
13. The motherland calls
The location of this statue is Near Mamayev Kurgan, Russia.
Its height is 85 meters or 279 feet.
The year of completion is 1967.
This statue is dedicated to the battle of Stalingrad.
Russians consider it to be one of the greatest battles of their great patriotic war, and most historians consider it to be the greatest battle.
14. Awaji Kannon
The location of the statue is Awaji Island in Japan.
The height of the statue is 80 m or 260 ft.
The year of completion of this statue is 1982.
It is dedicated to the goddess Kannon. It is also known as world peace Giant Kannon the statue is made of gypsum.
15. Guanine of Mount Xiqiao
It is located at Foshan, Guangdong, China.
The height of the statue is 77 m or 253 feet with the base 77 or 253 feet.
The year of completion is 1990. It is dedicated to Guan Yin.
This is made of bronze.
In Chinese Buddhism, Guan Yin is synonymous with the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the pinnacle of mercy, compassion, kindness, and love.
16. The Motherland monument
The location of statue is in Pechersk, Kyiv of Ukraine.
Its height is 62 m or 203 feet along with a base of 102 m or 335 feet.
The year of completion is 1981.
This statue is made of stainless steel.
It is dedicated to the history of Ukraine’s involvement in the Second World War.
17. Aizu Jibo Dai Kannon
Its location is in Aizumura Park, Aizu Wakamatsu of Japan.
Its height is 57 m or 187 ft.
The year of completion is 1980.
It was made in commemoration of Kannon.
It represents the Buddhist goddess Kannon in the version of a compassionate mother (Jibo Kannon in Japanese).
18. Tokyo Wan Kannon
It is located on the coast of Futtsu, Chiba of Japan.
Its height is 56 or 1837 feet.
The year of completion is 1961. It is dedicated to the statue of Kannon.
The structure was designed by Masae Usami. It was built as a monument to world peace and memorial blocks to this sentiment can be found surrounding the statue.
19. Usmai Dai – Kannon
It is located at the Usami Kannonji temple, in Shizuoka, Japan.
The height of the statue is 50 m or 160 feet.
The year of completion is 1986.
It is dedicated to world peace.
Usmai Dai is Japan’s largest sitting Kannon. Kannon is associated with compassion and a Jesuit missionary dubbed her “The Goddess of Mercy.”
20. African Renaissance monument
It is located in the Ouakam suburb, Dakar of Senegal.
Its height is 49 m or 160 feet. Its year of completion is 2010.
It is dedicated to the independence of the country from France.
It is the tallest statue in Africa.
Apart from that, there are a lot of beautiful statues in this world. Here, we have discussed only a few of them. The list is not permanent and is changed over time.