Of the ten largest sculptures in the world, 4 are in China, 3 in Japan, 1 in Myanmar, 1 in Thailand and 1 in Russia. All other statues are of a cult nature and are associated with Buddhism and other Eastern religious teachings.
The first place in the list of the largest sculptures is Buddha statue of Spring Temple, which is located in the village of Zhaoqun, next to the monastery and a healing spring. The height of the statue without a pedestal is 128 meters. The statue was built after the Afghan Taliban destroyed a unique cultural monument - two rocky images of Buddha in the Bamiyan Valley.
The second highest sculpture is the Buddha statue, which is called Lechzhun Sasazha. This gigantic monument stands near the city of Mounyua in Myanmar, in the temple complex. On the territory of this complex you can find more than 5,000 different images of Buddha. The height of the statue is 116 meters.
The third line of the list is Japanese sculpture Daybutsu Usiku (Big Buddha). The statue is located on the territory of the Arcadia Park in the small town of Ushiku (50 kilometers from Tokyo). The statue is located on the very spot where the great preacher Dharmakara reached full enlightenment and nirvana. The height of the sculpture is 100 meters.
In fourth place is also the Japanese hundred-meter statue of the many faces goddess cannon, in essence also embodying the Buddha. The statue is located in the city of Sendai, Tohoku region. The monument was erected in 1991.
Fifth place dozens of the highest statues in the world Monument to the goddess Guanyin (Chinese name of the goddess Kannon) in Changsha urban district. The height of the statue is 92 meters.
The sixth line ranked dozens Athong Buddha statue, Thailand. The statue is amazing not only for its size (height - 92 meters), but also for its radiance on a sunny day. The figure of the enlightened is gilded and polished to a shine. This monument is one of the favorite objects of tourists.
In seventh place dozens of 88-meter Statue of the goddess Kannon in the Japanese city of Ashibetsu.
The eighth place is also occupied by a statue 88 meters high, located near the city of Wuxi in China. It again Buddha Monument. Unlike previous sculptures, this one is made in bronze and is considered the highest bronze sculpture in the world.
Ninth place - a statue of the Motherland in Volgograd. In the memorial complex dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad, the statue occupies a central place. Its height is 85 meters.
The top ten of the world's largest sculptures is completed by the Chinese monument to the goddess Guanyin in Sanya. The height of the sculpture is 80 meters.
The top ten greatest sculptures of the world did not include such famous monuments as the Statue of Liberty in New York, the statues of St. Rita in Brazil, the statues of Christ the King in Poland or the Worker and Collective Farm Girl. Each of these statues at one time was the largest on the continent, in the country and in the world. However, with the onset of the 21st century, it was the Buddhists who began to confidently hold primacy in creating gigantic figures.