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Top 10 largest monuments in the world

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The tall monuments that can be found all over the world honour great famous people and historical events. The development of tall statues is nothing new. Since ancient times, taller monuments have been erected, occupying a major place in their respective countries’ tourism industries. So, in this article, we’ll look at 10 of the world’s highest monuments.

Statue of unity, 182 metres

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The Statue of Unity, which depicts Indian statesman and freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is now the world’s highest statue. The monument, which is located on a river island opposite the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya neighbourhood, was unveiled by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018, Mr. Patel’s 143rd birthday.

Spring temple Buddha,153 metres

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Spring temple Buddha

It is the world’s second highest statue, at 153 metres tall and situated in Henan, China. The creation of this statue began in 1997 and was finished in 2008. The statue is seated on a 20-meter-high lotus throne made up of 1100 copper cast parts.The title of this statue comes from a nearby hot spring.

Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar, 116 metres

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Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar

Monywa, Myanmar, is home to the world’s third highest statue, which stands at 116 metres. Laykyun Setkyar’s construction began in 1996 and was finished in 2008. The statue sits atop a 13.5-meter throne.Inside the monument, there is also an escalator that takes tourists to the top for a magnificent sight of the town.

Ushiku Daibutsu, 110 metres

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Ushiku Daibutsu

Ushiku Daibutsu, which was built in 1993, is one of the world’s highest monuments. Lord Buddha is seated on a lotus platform in this statue. It is one of the top five tallest statues in the world as of 2018. The statue is made of bronze and depicts Amitabha Buddha. It was created to commemorate the birth of Shinran, the founder of Buddhism’s “True Pure Land School.”

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

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Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya

Guan Yin, the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion, is depicted in a sculpture in China. With a height of 108 metres, this monument is the fourth tallest in the world. This statue features 3 distinct faces to signify the Goddess’s blessings all across the earth. The first face faces inland, while the other two faces face the sea. This massive sculpture took nearly 6 years to complete.

Emperors Yan and Huang, China, 106 meter

Emperors Yan and Huang represented two Chinese emperors

Emperors Yan and Huang

These statues were erected to honour Chinese Emperors Yan and Huang. The construction of these statues began in 1987 and took more than 20 years to complete. These 106-meter-tall statues are found in China’s Henan region. The government paid $22.5 million to build these sculptures. These statues’ eyes are 3 metres wide, and their noses are 6 metres long.

Sendai Daikannon, Japan, 100 meter

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Sendai Daikannon

Sendai Daikannan is a 100-meter-high monument in Sendai, Japan. The sculpture shows a Buddhist Bodhisattva from Japan. This monument is located on top of a hill in Sendai. It has a diamond in her right hand to fulfill desires and a water container in her left hand to spill wisdom water. Tourists can use the lifts to make it to the top of the monument and see the whole city

Peter the Great statue, Russia, 96 meter

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Peter the Great statue

This monument was erected in honour of Russian Emperor Peter I, who governed the country for 43 years. In Moscow, the 98-meter-tall Peter the Great statue faces the Moskva River. Zurab Tsereteli, a Georgian designer, created the statue out of 600 tonnes of stainless steel and bronze. The Peter the Great statue weights 100 tonnes and was erected in 1997.

Great Buddha of Thailand, Thailand, 92 meter

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The Great Buddha of Thailand

The Great Buddha of Thailand is the country’s highest statue, standing 92 metres tall. This monument’s development began in 1990 and was finished in 2008. The entire figure is built of cement and painted gold. Theravada Buddhist ideas were used to build this massive Buddha statue.

Grand Buddha at Lingshan, China, 88 meter

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Grand Buddha at Lingshan

It is one of China’s largest Buddha sculptures located atop Longshan Mountain. The statue stands 88 metres tall, is entirely constructed of bronze, and weighs 700 tonnes. This visitor attraction spans 74 acres and comprises numerous Buddhist monuments.