From the Sphinx to the Christ the Redeemer statue to the 72-meter Confucius effigy in China, statues are popular tourist attractions and often draw throngs of admirers or pilgrims. But, what is the tallest statue in the world? How tall are the world’s most amazing statues? We examine.
If you’ve ever traveled around the world you’ve most likely encountered a statue or two. Statues are one of the many ways that societies recognize, remember and honor famous figures or events. And while many statues are small or “normal sized” there is an entirely different class of statues that are worth seeing in person if you get the chance. These “mega” statues are massive pieces of architectural art.
Common ones that spring to western minds are the Statue of Liberty in New York City or the Sphinx in Egypt and of course the gargantuan Christ the Redeemer statue that looms from a Brazilian mountain top.
These instantly recognizable art installations are often stunning and well worth your time. Did you know that the Statue of Liberty is around 93 meters tall (which is huge)? Yet, it is dwarfed by the 128-meter Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China. And that isn’t even the tallest one in the world. That honor belongs to an installation in India that is nearly 200 meters tall.
We’ve found an excellent video that compares many of the world’s largest and most amazing statues in the world to each other. It’s well worth your time and you might just find that your bucket list got quite a bit larger! We know ours certainly did. Happy traveling, folks and enjoy the video:
How many have you been to? Which ones should have been on the list? Drop us a comment below! We’d love to hear from you.