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List of the highest statues of the World sorted by countries


Here is the list of the highest statues in each country. Of course not all countries are represented because it is sometimes difficult to obtain information, but this list is already quite comprehensive. For each of them there is some information about it, as well as its characteristics. The list takes into account only one statue per country, the highest, without the pedestal. This explains why some well-known statues do not appear in this classification because they are perched on a pedestal so high that they are actually lower than others ...



The list

Buddha of  Bamiyan

Buddha of Bamiyan

Buddha of Bamiyan (Afghanistan)

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were three monumental statues, in high relief, representing three standing Buddhas. They were excavated in the wall of a cliff in the Bamiyan valley in central Afghanistan. These statues were already well known in themselves, but they gained worldwide fame on the day of their destruction, victims of the Taliban and their rigorous visions of divine representations. Built in 544, they were demolished in 2001. Projects of reconstruction are studied, but the instability of the country prevents the initiators of the project from hatching.

Height: 53m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Bâmiyân

Country: Afghanistan

Construction: 300-700

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Bouddha

Monument of Hermann

Monument of Hermann

Monument of Hermann in Detmold (Germany)

This statue is at the top of a monument to the glorious warlord Arminius, an imposing monument in the Teutoburg Forest. Built in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this monument is so famous in Germany that German settlers reproduce identically in New Ulm, a town in southern Minnesota (USA).

Height: 25m

Pedestal: 29m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Detmold

Country: Germany

Construction: 1841-1875

Type: Patriotic

Religion: Memorial

Representation: Arminius

Laykyun Setkyar

Laykyun Setkyar

Laykyun Setkyar, Monywa (Burma)

High in 116m, this statue represents the Gautama Buddha standing. It is perched on a 13m high pedestal. Its construction took 12 years, it was inaugurated on February 21, 2008. Largely golden it is of a style quite recognizable, with reminiscence of art-deco.

Height: 116m

Pedestal: 13m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Monywa

Country: Burma

Construction: 1996-2008

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Bouddha

Cristo de la Concordia

Cristo de la Concordia

Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba (Bolivie)

This replica of Christ the Redeemer of Rio, the famous statue, is even larger than the original, it is more than 40m high, including base. She is in Bolivia, a Catholic country. This statue contains a staircase of 1399 steps accessible to visitors, it allows to see the landscape from above.

Height: 34m

Pedestal: 6m

Weight: 12 t

Location: Cochabamba

Country: Bolivia

Construction: 1987-1994

Type: Religious

Religion: Christianism

Representation: Christ

Our Lady of Fatima, in Crato (Brazil)

Our Lady of Fatima, in Crato (Brazil)

Our Lady of Fatima, in Crato (Brazil)

This statue is in Crato, in the state of Ceara, Brazil. In this highly Catholic country the greatest statues are of course Catholic. This represents Our Lady of Fatima, the patron saint of the city. It is a fairly large statue representing the saint in a mystical position, dressed in white, hands joined. She has a huge crown on her head and stands on a cloud-shaped base. The statue is on a very ordinary concrete base.

Height: 45m

Pedestal: 10m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Crato

Country: Brazil

Construction: 2016

Type: Religious

Religion: Catholicism

Representation: Our Lady of Fatima

Virgin

Virgin

Statue of the Virgin of Haskovo (Bulgaria)

The statue of the Virgin of Haskovo is a Bulgarian monumental statue. Relatively recent, it was designed by the Mayor of the Haskovo era, Georgi Ivanov, and realized by Petyo Aleksandrov and Nikola Stoyanov. The Virgin is the patron saint of Haskovo, hence this choice. It should be known that this is a more complete sanctuary, the statue is on an imposing pedestal containing a chapel, and there is also a bell tower right next door.

Height: 31m

Pedestal: 17m

Weight: 30 t

Location: Haskovo

Country: Bulgaria

Construction: 2003

Type: Religious

Religion: Catholicism

Representation: Vierge Marie

The Buddha of the Temple of the Source

The Buddha of the Temple of the Source

The Buddha of the Temple of the Source, at Henan (Chine)

The statue of the Buddha of the Temple of the Source is the largest statue of the planet to date, while waiting for the Indian statue of Bihar, in a size doubled compared to the Statue of Liberty for a weight multiplied by five. construction course. It measures 128 meters, plus its pedestal of 25m. More than a simple statue, its interior contains a Buddhist monastery. It is located in the city of Henan, China, near a spring, hence its name. It is constructed of copper plates, like the statue of Liberty. Its estimated weight is 1000 tons. It was inaugurated on 1 September 2008.

Height: 128m

Pedestal: 25m

Weight: 1000 t

Location: Zhaocun

Country: China

Construction: 2008

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Bouddha Vairocana

Reunification Arch

Reunification Arch

Reunification Arch, Pyongyang (North Korea)

This arch is actually a monumental statue, it is 30m high. It spans a motorway known as the "Reunification Highway", which leads of course to South Korea (or more exactly, today, to the demilitarized zone that buffers between the two Koreas) The arch of reunification was built to commemorate the proposed reunification of North Korea to the South, a proposal by Kim Il-sung. The work is made of concrete, it represents two women holding a sphere together, an evident symbol of reunification.

Height: 30m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Motorway

Country: North Korea

Construction: 2001

Type: Artistic

Role: Propaganda

Representation: Reunification

Golden Buddha

Golden Buddha

The Golden Buddha of Naesongni myeon (South Korea)

This colossal Buddha was built relatively recently in a temple on the side of Naesongni myeon, in South Korea. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world, but it is not the largest, far from it. Its originality comes from the fact that it is entirely gilded, except for the hair. And this gilding is, in addition, of a different tone according to its location on the statue: The skin is lighter than the toga.

Height: 33m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Naesongni myeon

Country: South Korea

Construction: Unknown

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Bouddha

Christopher Colombus

Christopher Colombus

Birth of the New World (Costa Rica)

This statue is truly impressive. It is 110 meters high and dominates the palm trees of Costa Rica, which are already very high. This statue is of modern metal style, and represents the discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus, at the helm of one of his three caravels. It is an allegorical monument, the character is put forward by his boat, very deliberately shrunk, and by the sails which has behind him, also voluntarily very high, to give altitude to the statue. It is made of bronze and was placed near the town of Arecibo. This monument is by the sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, a Russian.

Hauteur :110m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Atlantic Coast

Country: Costa Rica

Construction: 1991-2016

Type: Discover

Religion: -

Representation: Christopher Colombus

The Sphinx

The Sphinx

The Sphinx of Guizeh (Egypte)

The Sphinx of Giza is one of the most representative monuments of Egypt, equal to the great pyramid of Cheops. It is a representation of the pharaoh, the kings during ancient Egypt.

Height: 20m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: 20 000 t

Location: Guizeh

Country: Egypt

Construction: -2500

Type: Religious

Religion: Egyptian

Representation: Pharaoh

Birth of a new man

Birth of a new man

Christopher Colombus, Sevilla (Spain)

This statue bears the exact name of "Birth of a New Man", it is the counterpart of the "Birth of a New World", another monumental statue in Costa Rica, which also represents Christopher Columbus. This one is very original by its form, the character being protected by an egg. The two statues are in bronze, a similarity intended.

Height: 35m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Sevilla

Country: Spain

Construction: Unknown

Type: Civil

Religion: Memorial

Representation: Christopher Colombus

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty of New York (USA)

The Statue of Liberty was designed and manufactured in Paris to be erected in New York, on an island called Bedoe's Island at the time. The statue is a technological achievement. Its author, Auguste Bartholdi, had the copper pieces manufactured on models of plaster life-size before mounting them in full Paris of the nineteenth century to see if the whole held. Dismantled, she was sent to the US and mounted on a pedestal of the same size as her. With 46m height, without the base, the statue of Liberty is the largest in the world in copper.

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Height: 46m

Pedestal: 47m

Weight: 220 t

Location: New-York

Country: United States

Construction: 1876-1886

Type: Patriotic

Role: Memorial

Representation: Woman

Virgin Mary

Virgin Mary

Virgin of the Mas Rillier (France)

The Virgin of the Mas Rillier is the highest statue of France. She is in Miribel, in the Ain. It is nearly 33m high, made of concrete and is now listed in the Historic Monuments. The genesis of this statue is found in the brotherhood of Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur, a brotherhood established in Miribel by Monseigneur Béguin in 1932. Quite quickly he wanted a statue that was built by Georges Serraz, a French sculptor who came to finish Christ the King of the Houches. The statue was quickly built and was inaugurated on July 5, 1941, during World War II. Note that this statue is 33m including the base, which is removed to be included in this classification.

Height: 30m

Pedestal: 3m

Weight: 440 t

Location: Miribel

Country: France

Construction: 1938-1941

Type: Religious

Religion: Catholicism

Representation: Virgin Mary

Guanyin

Guanyin

Guanyin of the Tsz Shan Monastery (Hong Kong)

Curiously this statue of Guanyin is in bronze, as its color does not allow to recognize. She is in Hong Kong, in a monastery of 50 000m2, the Tsz Shan. Guanyin is the goddess of compassion according to the Buddhist religion, and is often represented in many places in the sphere of influence of this religion. Currently the highest statue of the world is a statue of Guanyin, it is that of Sanya, China. It cost HK $ 1.7 million, which was financed entirely by a wealthy businessman from the city.

Height: 76m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Monastery Tsz Shan

Country: Hong Kong

Construction: 2013

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Guanyin

Thiruvalluvar

Thiruvalluvar

Statue of Thiruvalluvar, Kanyakumari (India)

India has several monumental statues, but this one has a special role because it is the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar who makes reference in Indian literature. This statue is over 40m high and is made of stone. The 40m included the base, but this one can be considered as an integral part of the statue, it is the same style.

Height: 40m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: 7000 t

Location: Kanyakumari

Country: India

Construction: 1990-1999

Type: Artistic

Role: Memorial

Representation: Tiruvalluvar

Charles of Borromeo

Charles of Borromeo

Statue of Charles of Borromeo, Arona (Italy)

Charles de Borromée was an Italian bishop of the sixteenth century who had been quick to implement the Catholic reform of his time. He was canonized in 1610 by Pope Paul V. Originally from Arona, a town in Piedmont, Italy, it was quite naturally here that a giant statue was erected. It is the work of Giovanni Battista Crespi, made of copper. It served as a conceptual model for the Statue of Liberty when August Bartholdi came to the scene to analyze how it had been made to draw inspiration from it. Or, on the contrary, to be inspired by what should not be done, for this statue had been made 300 years before, and the techniques having improved markedly, he could see what had to be done and what he did not famouse, so that his statue could survive for a long time.

Height: 23m

Pedestal: 12m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Arona

Country: Italy

Construction: 1697

Type: Religious

Religion: Christianism

Representation: Charles de Borromée

The Hushiku Buddha

The Hushiku Buddha

Ushiku Daibutsu, Ushiku (Japan)

It is in the city of Ushiku, in Japan, that this great statue of Buddha is located. Unlike the larger ones, this one is made of bronze, which gives it a weight of more than 4000 tons. It is on a pedestal of 10m (only), itself enhanced by a second base cut in lotus flower. It was built here because it is at this place that the bodhisattva monk Dharmākara has attained enlightenment through contemplation and a long period of introspection, thus becoming Buddha Amitābha. The statue has 4 internal levels containing a museum, an elevator leads the visitor up to 85m high.

Height: 110m

Pedestal: 10m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Ushiku

Country: Japan

Construction: 1993

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Bouddha Amitābha

God Murugan

God Murugan

God Murugan (Kârttikeya) in front of the caves of Batu (Malaysia)

The statue of the Murugan God is recent, it was inaugurated in 2006. It is the highest in Malaysia, but it took only 3 years and 15 sculptors to erect it. It is made of steel and concrete and is covered with 300 liters of gold paints. It was built at the entrance to the Batu Caves.

Height: 43m

Pedestal: 5m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Goa Batu

Country: Malaysia

Construction: 2003-2006

Type: Religious

Religon : Hindou

Representation: Murugan

Mangal Mahadev

Mangal Mahadev

Mangal Mahadev, Savannah (Mauritius)

This statue is of a more modest size compared to the monumental statues of the beginning of the classification, it is only 33m. This is Mangal Mahadev, another name of God Shiva. It can be admired in India at Lake Ganga Talao. It is based on the model of another statue, that of Lake Sursagar, in Vadodara, also in India. It was inaugurated in 2007, so it is relatively recent.

It seems that the 33m high is "base included", which should disqualify her participation in this ranking. But as I do not know if this is really the case, I leave it there.

Height: 33m

Pedestal: Unknown

Weight: Unknown

Location: Savanne

Country: Mauritius

Construction: 2007

Type: Religious

Religion: Hindouism

Representation: Shiva

Christ

Christ

Statue of Christ of Tlalnepantla (Mexico)

Tlalnepantla de Baz is a city in the north of Mexico City with a necropolis. In the 70's fuses the idea of building a very large statue of Christ, which was done. It was completed in 1981. It is located on the top of a small hill whose sides are arid, as are often the Mexican landscapes.

Height: 26m

Pedestal: 7m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Tlalnepantla

Country: Mexico

Construction: 1981

Type: Religious

Religion: Catholicism

Representation: Christ

Gengis Khan

Gengis Khan

Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan, Erdene (Mongolia)

The incredible vision of this statue of Genghis Khan, the unifier of Mongolia. We would swear a toy for children, and yet it is a true statue of 40m high, mounted on a rotunda with double arches of great beauty. The gloss of its coating comes from the metal used that reflects the sun's rays. It is located 54 km east of the capital, Ulaanbaatar, in an area called Erdene, near the river Tula. If you pass in the corner go see it and better: Get on it! All the mane of the horse is in fact a balcony allowing to take altitude!

Height: 30m

Pedestal: 10m

Weight: 250 t

Location: Tianjin Boldog

Country: Mongolia

Construction: Unknown

Type: Artistic

Role: Memorial

Representation: Genghis Khan

Kailashnath Mahadev

Kailashnath Mahadev

Kailashnath Mahadev, in Sanga (Nepal)

It is the tallest statue of Shiva in the World, located in Sanga, a town 20 km west of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is made of copper, zinc and holds through a steel structure stabilized by concrete. Its foundations are 33m deep, nevertheless ... It is very well known by the Hindu community of the country and it is also an important tourist point of Nepal, which generates important financial repercussions for the city but also the whole country .

Height: 44m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Sanga

Country: Nepal

Construction: 2003-2010

Type: Religious

Religion: Hindouism

Representation: Shiva

The Christ-King

The Christ-King

Christ the King of Swiebodzin (Poland)

The highest statue of Poland is in Swiebodzin, a city of 21000 inhabitants. It was designed by a Polish priest, Sylwester Zawadzki, and realized by the artist Mirosław Kazimierz Patecki. It cost the trifle $ 1.5 million. It was placed at the top of a small hill, which is why it is sometimes said that it measures 52m high, but the statue itself measures "only" 33m high.

Height: 33m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: 440 t

Location: Swiebodzin

Country: Poland

Construction: 2005-2010

Type: Religious

Religion: Catholicism

Representation: Jesus Christ

Christ the King

Christ the King

Christ the King of Lisbon (Portugal)

Le Christ-roi est une statue monumentale de 28m de haut... mais qui en parait bien moins car elle est sur un piédestal de 85m de haut ! C'est la statue la plus connue du Portugal, la plus haute aussi. Elle domine Lisbonne, de la huat la vue est magnifique. Elle a été construite entre 1949 et 1959 et se voulait une copie du Christ rédempteur de Rio, ce qu'il est de fait. A noter que l'original est un peu plus grande de 2m.

Height: 28m

Pedestal: 85m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Almada

Country: Portugal

Construction: 1949-1959

Type: Religious

Religion: Catholicism

Representation: Jesus Christ

Peter the Great

Peter the Great

Peter the Great, Moscow (Russia)

C'est au centre de Moscou, en bordure d'un bras de la Moskova, que l'on trouve cette statue de Pierre le Grand, personnage emblématique de l'histoire russe. Elle est faite en acier en deux parties (le socle et le bateau) qui sont tellement liées l'une à l'autre qu'elles ne forment en vrai qu'une seul statue. C'est donc la statue la plus haute de Russie, devant celle de la Mère-Patrie de Volgograd.

Height: 98m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: 1000 t

Location: Moscow

Country: Russia

Construction: 1997

Type: Artistic

Role: Historic

Representation: Peter the Great

African Renaissance

African Renaissance

Monument of the African Renaissance, Dakar (Senegal)

It is the tallest statue in Africa, and it is in Senegal. The statue was officially named "The African Renaissance" because of its high cost ($ 27 million), which, according to the majority of Senegalese, could have been attributed to other projects. She represents an African couple and her child moving towards the future. The whole of this statue gives an impression of movement, the composition is particularly successful.

Height: 53m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Ouakam

Country: Senegal

Construction: 2009-2010

Type: Patriotic

Role: Memorial

Representation: Family

Merlion of Sentosa

Merlion of Sentosa

Sentosa Merlion, Sentosa Island (Singapore)

The Merlion is an animal of local mythology, a fish with a lion's head. Singapore has chosen this animal as a national emblem, which is the origin of the word "Singapore". The main merlion is a statue of a little over 8m located in Singapore Bay, it spits water by mouth, making a fountain. Copies of the statue are found throughout the country, and even in China. The largest is 37 meters high and is located in a shopping mall in Sentosa. It is made of plastic, it must be the only one of this list.

Height: 37m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Sentosa

Country: Singapore

Construction: Unknown

Type: Symbolic

Symbol: National

Representation: Merlion

Bouddha

Bouddha

Buddha in Aluthgama (Sri Lanka)

This statue is the tallest statue of Buddha seated in the World. It is 48m high, but as it has a pedestal of approximately 10m, it actually only 38m. Throughout history there has been a tremendous amount of way to represent Buddha, this statue in a classical style of the Southern Buddhas of Asia. It is located in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka.

Height: 38m

Pedestal: 10m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Aluthgama

Country: Sri Lanka

Construction: 2002

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Bouddha

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ at Saidnaya (Syria)

On the Syrian territory is the city of Saidnaya. When one approaches it, one can easily see on a hill a statue of Jesus Christ dressed in white with a red gown, hands in the position of the redeemer. This statue is called "I came to save the World", it is the work of the architect Artush Papoian. It is on the road that leads from Istanbul to Jerusalem.

Height: 12m

Pedestal: 20m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Saidnaya

Country: Syria

Construction: 2013

Type: Religious

Religion: Catholicism

Representation: Jesus Christ

Bouddha

Bouddha

Bouddha in Emei (Taiwan)

This Buddha is among the most imposing of the World, it is not only high, but also wide. It is a statue of Buddha represented standing, bronze color. She is in a Taiwanese temple on the edge of one of the few lakes in the Xinzhu region. The whole is 72m high, for a statue of 58m "only". It is called "Maitreya", which would mean "Future" of the Buddha. He holds in the left hand a terrestrial globe, with a pleasant jovial air.

Height: 58m

Pedestal: 14m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Emei

Country: China

Construction: 2008

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Bouddha

Great Buddha of Thailand

Great Buddha of Thailand

Great Buddha, Ang Thong (Thailand)

The great statue of Buddha is in Ang Thong, Thailand. It is 92m high and is one of the highest statues in the world. It is recent: Begun in 1990 it took 18 years to finish it, for an inauguration in 2008 therefore. It has benefited from modern construction techniques, its material being concrete (like the statue of Christ the Redeemer) which has been smoothed and on which a thin layer of gold has been applied. Its environment is particularly pleasant, very flowery.

Height: 92m

Pedestal: Unknown

Weight: Unknown

Location: Ang Thong

Country: Thailand

Construction: 1990-2008

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Bouddha

Statue of Mevlana

Statue of Mevlana

The statue of Mevlana, at Izmir (Turkey)

This statue is that of Mevlana, a Muslim philosopher whose doctrine advocated tolerance, positive reasoning, charity and love. It was made by the Turkish artist-sculptor Okkan Eray. Its pedestal houses a café. This statue is of great beauty, the character's features are successful, it seems peaceful, which is in accordance with his opinions.

Height: 20m

Pedestal: 5m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Izmir

Country: Turkey

Construction: 2008

Type: Religious

Religion: Islam

Representation: Mevlana

Statue of the Mother-Fatherland

Statue of the Mother-Fatherland

Statue of the Mother-Fatherland, Kiev (Ukraine)

The highest political statue in the world, the Motherland is in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It was erected at a time when it was necessary to put forward the power of the Nation. This statue was realized by Evgueni Voutchetitch and placed as part of the museum of the Great Patriotic War of Kiev. It was made of steel, which is original, most of the monumental statues are made of copper (for the old ones) or aluminum (for the recent ones).

Height: 62m

Pedestal: 40m

Weight: 560 t

Location: Kiev

Country: Ukraine

Construction: 1979-1981

Type: Patriotic

Role: Memorial

Representation: soldier

Virgin of Peace

Virgin of Peace

The Virgin of Peace, in Trujillo (Venezuela)

The Virgin of Peace is a sacred statue of Venezuela, it is the highest statue of this country. With a height of 46,7m it dominates the valley surroundings. It was built in 1983 in a modern style. She represents, of course, the Virgin Mary, an important figure in this Catholic country.

Height: 47m

Pedestal: 0m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Trujillo

Country: Venezuela

Construction: 1983

Type: Religious

Religion: Catholicism

Representation: Virgin

Son Tra Guanyin

Son Tra Guanyin

The statue of Guanyin of Da Nang (Vietnam)

This colossal statue is in the temple of Chua Linh Ung. It is located in Vietnam, north of Da Nang, the fifth city of the country. It is one of many representations of Guanyin, a divinity of the Buddhist cult. Such statues are found elsewhere: Sanya (China), Weishan (China), Hong Kong. This statue has a total height of 67m and has 17 floors. Its pedestal is round, it is open with stylized arches. The view from this temple is magnificent, overlooking the China Sea and the city of Da Nang. Guanyin is a goddess of compassion.

Height: 57m

Pedestal: 10m

Weight: Unknown

Location: Da Nang

Country: Vietnam

Construction: 2010

Type: Religious

Religion: Bouddhism

Representation: Guanyin



See also:

List of the highest statues in the world

All the landmarks




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