List of tallest statues

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Approximate heights of various notable statues:
1. Spring Temple Buddha 153 m (incl. 25 m pedestal and 20 m throne)
2. Statue of Liberty 93 m (incl. 47 m pedestal)
3. The Motherland Calls 91 m (excl. pedestal)
4. Christ the Redeemer 38 m (incl. 8 m pedestal)
5. Statue of David 5.17 m (excl. 2.5 m pedestal)

This list of the tallest statues includes completed statues that are at least 30 meters tall, which was the assumed height of the Colossus of Rhodes. The height values in this list are measured to the highest part of the human (or animal) figure, but exclude the height of any pedestal, plinth, or other base platform.

The definition of statue for this list is a free-standing sculpture (as opposed to a relief), representing one or more people or animals (real or mythical), in their entirety or partially (such as a bust). Monuments that contain statues are included in this list only if the statue fulfills these and the height criteria.

Existing Statues[edit]

As of 2018, the main table includes 138 statues of height 30 m (98 ft) or taller. The countries with three or more entries in the list are:

Rank Country Number of
statues
1  China 34
2  India 23
3  Japan 20
4  Republic of China 10
5  Brazil 5
6  Thailand 4
7  Malaysia 4
8  Mexico 3
- Others 31
(Total) 138
Statue Photo Depicts Locations Country Height
m (ft)
Notes Completed Coordinates
Spring Temple Buddha
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Vairocana Buddha Lushan, Henan  China 128 metres (420 ft) Stands on a 19.29 m (63 ft) lotus throne. Placed on a 25 m (82 ft) pedestal/building. 153 m (502 ft) total monument height.[1][2] 2002 33°46′31″N 112°27′04″E / 33.775150°N 112.451016°E / 33.775150; 112.451016 (Spring Temple Buddha (Lushan, China))
Laykyun Setkyar
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Buddha (Gautama) Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Sagaing Division  Myanmar 115.8 metres (380 ft) Stands on a 13.41 m (44 ft) lotus throne. 129.2 m (424 ft) total monument height.[3] 2008 22°04′49″N 95°17′21″E / 22.0803°N 95.2893°E / 22.0803; 95.2893 (Laykyun Setkyar (Khatakan Taung, Myanmar))
Ushiku Daibutsu
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Buddha (Amitābha) Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture  Japan 110 metres (360 ft) Stands on a 10 m (33 ft) lotus throne and 10 m (33 ft) pedestal/building. 120 m (394 ft) total monument height.[4] 1993 35°58′58″N 140°13′13″E / 35.982716°N 140.220287°E / 35.982716; 140.220287 (Ushiku Daibutsu (Ushiku, Ibaraki, Japan))
Emperors Yan and Huang
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Yan and Huang, Emperors of China Zhengzhou, Henan  China 106 metres (348 ft) [5] 2007 34°57′26″N 113°30′45″E / 34.957222°N 113.512373°E / 34.957222; 113.512373 (Emperors Yan and Huang)
Sendai Daikannon
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Kannon (Guanyin) Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture  Japan 100 metres (330 ft) 1991 38°18′02″N 140°49′25″E / 38.300466°N 140.823559°E / 38.300466; 140.823559 (Sendai Daikannon)
Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan
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Guanyin Weishan, Changsha, Hunan province  China 99 metres (325 ft) Gilded bronze statue[6] 2009 28°11′3.60″N 111°57′49″E / 28.1843333°N 111.96361°E / 28.1843333; 111.96361 (Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan)
Great Buddha of Thailand
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Buddha (Gautama) Ang Thong  Thailand 92 metres (302 ft) 2008 14°35′35.60″N 100°22′40.02″E / 14.5932222°N 100.3777833°E / 14.5932222; 100.3777833 (Great Buddha of Thailand (Ang Thong, Thailand))
Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park Kannon (Guanyin) – Byakue Kannon Ashibetsu, Hokkaidō  Japan 88 metres (289 ft) [7] 1989 43°31′41.44″N 142°11′53.14″E / 43.5281778°N 142.1980944°E / 43.5281778; 142.1980944
Yang'asha of Guizhou Yang'asha (Miao beauty goddess) Guizhou Province  China 88 metres (289 ft) [8] 2017
Grand Buddha at Ling Shan
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Buddha (Amitābha) Wuxi, Jiangsu Province  China 88 metres (289 ft) [9] 1996 31°25′55″N 120°5′29″E / 31.43194°N 120.09139°E / 31.43194; 120.09139 (Grand Buddha at Ling Shan (Wuxi, China))
Rodina-Mat' Zovyot! (The Motherland Calls)
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Woman representing the Motherland Mamayev Kurgan; Volgograd  Russia 85 metres (279 ft) Tallest statue in Russia and Europe. The tallest freestanding non-religious statue in the world. 1967 48°44′32.5″N 44°32′13″E / 48.742361°N 44.53694°E / 48.742361; 44.53694 (The Motherland Calls)
Awaji Kannon (fr)
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Kannon (Guanyin) Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture  Japan 80 metres (260 ft) Stands on a 20 m (66 ft) pedestal/building, 100 m (330 ft) total height 1982[10] 34°30′11″N 134°58′36″E / 34.502949°N 134.976676°E / 34.502949; 134.976676
Guanyin of Nanshan
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Guanyin Sanya, Hainan  China 78 metres (256 ft) Includes the 130 m (427 ft) pedestal/building.[11] 2005 18°17′34″N 109°12′31″E / 18.292683°N 109.208736°E / 18.292683; 109.208736 (Guanyin Statue of Hainan (China))
Bronze statue of Dizang at Mount Jiuhua Ksitigarbha Qingyang County  China 76 metres (249 ft) Standing 155 m in total height 2012
Guanyin statue in Tsz Shan Monastery
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Guanyin Hong Kong  China 76 metres (249 ft) 2012
Kaga Kannon Kannon (Guanyin) Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture  Japan 73 metres (240 ft) 1987 36°19′33″N 136°20′56″E / 36.325706°N 136.348851°E / 36.325706; 136.348851
Confucius of Mount Ni Confucius Nishan (Mount Ni), Qufu, Shandong  China 72 metres (236 ft) Statue of Confucius, philosopher and writer, founder of the system of thought and religion later known as Confucianism. Mount Ni, where the statue is located, is, according to mythology, the place where Confucius was born and forsaken for a period by his mother, to be taken care of by a tiger and an eagle.[12] 2016
Leshan Giant Buddha
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Buddha (Maitreya) Leshan  China 71 metres (233 ft) Construction started in 713. With two more than 16 m (52 ft) carving statues of Lokapala 803 29°32′50″N 103°46′09″E / 29.547222°N 103.769167°E / 29.547222; 103.769167
Son Tra Quan Am
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Quan Âm (Guanyin) Da Nang, Vietnam  Vietnam 70 metres (230 ft) [13] 2010 16°05′59″N 108°16′37″E / 16.0996°N 108.2769°E / 16.0996; 108.2769 (Son Tra Guanyin)
The Motherland Monument
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The Motherland Kiev  Ukraine 62 metres (203 ft) Stands on a 40 m (130 ft) pedestal, 102 m (335 ft) total monument height 1981 50°25′35″N 30°33′47″E / 50.426497°N 30.563171°E / 50.426497; 30.563171
Guze Jibo Daikannon of the Narita-san temple Kannon (Guanyin) – Jibo Kannon Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture  Japan 62 metres (203 ft) [14] 1983 33°17′08″N 130°32′05″E / 33.285445°N 130.534852°E / 33.285445; 130.534852
Guanyin of Mount Xiqiao
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Guanyin Nanhai district, Foshan, Guangdong  China 62 metres (203 ft) Stands on a 15 m (49 ft) pedestal, 77 m (253 ft) total height 1998 22°55′59″N 112°58′18″E / 22.933101°N 112.971725°E / 22.933101; 112.971725
Guan Yu of Yuncheng Guandi (war god) Yuncheng, Shanxi  China 61 metres (200 ft) Stands on a 19 m pedestal, 80 m (260 ft) total height[15] 2010
Luangpho Yai
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Buddha (Gautama) Roi Et, Thailand  Thailand 59.2 metres (194 ft) Stands on an 8.65 m (28.4 ft) base with small museum, 67.85 m (222.6 ft) total height 1979 [16] 16°03′44″N 103°39′31″E / 16.062142°N 103.658508°E / 16.062142; 103.658508
Chìshānshén (赤山神 "God of the Red Mountain")
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Chishanshen or Chìshān Míngshén (赤山明神 "Luminous God of the Red Mountain"), local variation of the Hǎishén (海神 "Sea God") Chishan (Red Mount), Rongcheng, Weihai, Shandong  China 58.8 metres (193 ft) Bronze statue of Chishanshen, a localised manifestation of the Haishen (Sea God) in coastal Shandong. The statue, dominating over Rongcheng, is part of a temple complex known as the "Daming Holy Land" and faces the Yellow Sea.[17] 2010s
Guandi of Jingzhou Guandi (war god) Jingzhou, Hubei  China 58 metres (190 ft) Central focus of a temple complex, the statue is designed by the nationally renowned artist Han Meilin.[18] 2016 30°20′29″N 112°12′29″E / 30.341278°N 112.207917°E / 30.341278; 112.207917
Great Standing Maitreya Buddha Buddha (Maitreya) Emei Township, Hsinchu County  Republic of China 57.6 metres (189 ft) 72 m (236 ft) total height 2011 24°40′52″N 120°59′08″E / 24.681045°N 120.985651°E / 24.681045; 120.985651
Zheng Chenggong Dashenxiang Koxinga Chiayi County  Republic of China 52.4 metres (172 ft) With statues of 49 m (160 ft) (include seat) of two generals completed on 2013[19] 1995[20]
Aizu Jibo Dai-Kannon Kannon (Guanyin) – Jibo Kannon Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima  Japan 57 metres (187 ft) 1987 37°33′03″N 139°57′04″E / 37.550906°N 139.951229°E / 37.550906; 139.951229
Tokyo Wan Kannon
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Kannon (Guanyin) Futtsu, Chiba  Japan 56 metres (184 ft) Commemorates the World War II dead 1961 35°15′49″N 139°51′45″E / 35.263544°N 139.862437°E / 35.263544; 139.862437
Buddha Dordenma
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Shakyamuni Buddha Thimphu  Bhutan 51 metres (167 ft) contains 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded bronze Buddha statuettes 2015 27°26′37″N 89°38′43″E / 27.4435°N 89.6454°E / 27.4435; 89.6454
Usami Dai-Kannon Kannon (Guanyin) Izu Peninsula, Itō, Shizuoka  Japan 50 metres (160 ft) The largest sitting Kannon in Japan 1982 35°01′25″N 139°03′51″E / 35.023644°N 139.064069°E / 35.023644; 139.064069
Sodoshima Dai-Kannon
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Kannon (Guanyin) Shōdoshima, Shōzu District, Kagawa  Japan 50 metres (160 ft) A tooth of the historical Buddha is said to be enshrined inside of it 1994 34°30′43″N 134°12′47″E / 34.511879°N 134.213187°E / 34.511879; 134.213187 (Sodoshima Kannon (Shōdoshima, Japan))
Taiwan Chengte Dafo Buddha (Amitābha) Puli, Nantou  Republic of China 50 metres (160 ft) With 28 m statues of Guanyin and Mahasthamaprapta[21] 2004
Guerrero Chimalli (Chimalli Warrior)[22]
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Chīmalli Warrior Chimalhuacán, Mexico State  Mexico 50 metres (160 ft) Stands upon a 10 m (33 ft) pedestal. Total monument height : 60 m (200 ft).[22] 2014
Statuia Tineretului Youth flame Straja, Constanța  Romania 50 metres (160 ft) 1985 44°06′52″N 28°26′40″E / 44.1145786°N 28.4444772°E / 44.1145786; 28.4444772 (Monumentul Tineretului)
African Renaissance Monument People of Africa Dakar  Senegal 49 metres (161 ft) Tallest statue in Africa. 2010 14°43′20″N 17°29′42″W / 14.72222°N 17.49500°W / 14.72222; -17.49500 (African Renaissance Monument)
Buddha in Kande Viharaya, Aluthgama
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Buddha (Gautama) Aluthgama  Sri Lanka 48.8 metres (160 ft) 2007 6°26′56″N 80°00′00″E / 6.4490°N 80.0001°E / 6.4490; 80.0001
Dai Kannon of Kamaishi Kannon (Guanyin) – Gyoran Kannon Kamaishi, Iwate  Japan 48.5 metres (159 ft) Symbolizes maritime safety, 11 floors inside the buddha 1970 39°15′24″N 141°54′03″E / 39.256532°N 141.900895°E / 39.256532; 141.900895
Donglin Dafo Buddha (Amitābha) Lushan District, Jiangxi  China 48 metres (157 ft) With 64 m pedestal.[23] 2011
Jinding Dafo Buddha (Gautama) Dunhua  China 48 metres (157 ft) Standing 2011
Ten Directions Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
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Buddha (Samantabhadra)[24] Mount Emei, Sichuan province  China 48 metres (157 ft) 2005 29°31′32″N 103°20′12″E / 29.52567°N 103.336802°E / 29.52567; 103.336802
Fo Guang Big Buddha at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
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Buddha (Gautama) Kaohsiung  Republic of China 48 metres (157 ft) Bronze, sits upon a 60 m (200 ft) pedestal. 108 m (354 ft) total height. 2011
Virgen de la Paz (Virgin of Peace)
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Mary Trujillo, Trujillo  Venezuela 46.7 metres (153 ft) Work of the sculptor Manuel de la Fuente. Tallest sculpture of the Virgin Mary in the world. 1983 9°20′52″N 70°27′46″W / 9.34778°N 70.46278°W / 9.34778; -70.46278 (Virgen de la Paz)
Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World)
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Liberty, the Roman goddess Liberty Island, New York  United States 46 metres (151 ft) Stands upon a 47 m (154 ft) pedestal. 93 m (305 ft) total monument height.[25] 1886 40°41′21″N 74°02′40″W / 40.6892°N 74.0445°W / 40.6892; -74.0445
Nossa Senhora de Fátima Our Lady of Fátima Crato, Ceará  Brazil 45 metres (148 ft) Tallest statue in Brazil 2016
Jixiang Dafo Buddha Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture  China 45 metres (148 ft) 2008
Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha
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Buddha (Gautama) Phuket  Thailand 45 metres (148 ft) [26] 2008 7°49′40″N 98°18′49″E / 7.82784°N 98.313727°E / 7.82784; 98.313727 (Phuket Big Buddha (Phuket, Thailand))
Virgen del Socavón
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Mary Oruro  Bolivia 45 metres (148 ft) 2013
Tong Lam Lo Son Amitabha Buddha
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Buddha (Amitābha) Nha Trang, Vietnam  Vietnam 44 metres (144 ft) [27][28] 2012 12°16′59″N 109°08′02″E / 12.28296°N 109.13383°E / 12.28296; 109.13383 (Tong Lam Lo Son Amitabha Buddha statue (Vietnam))
Kailashnath Mahadev Statue
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Shiva Kathmandu    Nepal 43.5 metres (143 ft) Tallest statue of a Hindu deity. The Tallest Lord Shiva statue in the world.[29] 2010 27°38′46″N 85°28′29″E / 27.646017°N 85.474774°E / 27.646017; 85.474774 (Kailashnath Mahadev (Saanga, Nepal))
God of Longevity of Rugao Shòuxing (寿星) or Shòushén (寿神), lit. "Star/God of Longevity" Rugao, Jiangsu  China 43 metres (141 ft) Bronze statue, it is considered the tallest in the world representing the Longevity God of Chinese religion. It is the central focus of a folk religious or Taoist temple.[30] 2010s
Lord Murugan Statue
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Murugan Batu Caves, Gombak  Malaysia 42.7 metres (140 ft) Tallest statue in Malaysia. Second tallest statue of a Hindu deity and tallest Murugan statue in the world 2006 3°14′15″N 101°41′02″E / 3.237483°N 101.683976°E / 3.237483; 101.683976
Mazu of Tianjin Mazu (sea goddess) Tianjin  China 42.3 metres (139 ft) 2012
Santa Rita de Cássia
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Rita of Cascia Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte  Brazil 42 metres (138 ft) Stands on a 6 m pedestal and wears an 8 m crown. 56 m (184 ft) total monument height. 2010
Grand Byakue Kannon
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Kannon (Guanyin) Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture  Japan 41.8 metres (137 ft) [31] 1936 36°18′40″N 138°58′50″E / 36.311105°N 138.980677°E / 36.311105; 138.980677
Great Mazu of Chunan Mazu (sea goddess) Miaoli County  Republic of China 41.4 metres (136 ft) 1984[32]
Batamulla Kanda Buddhist Centre Buddha (Gautama) Matugama  Sri Lanka 41 metres (135 ft) [33] 2016
Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami
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Hanuman Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh  India 41 metres (135 ft) World's tallest statue of Lord Hanuman and also India's tallest statue. 2003 17°13′47″N 82°07′21″E / 17.229682°N 82.12263°E / 17.229682; 82.12263 (Anjaneya Hanuman Swami (Paritala, India))
Guanyin of Lianhuashan
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Guanyin Lianhuashan, Guangzhou, Guangdong  China 40.8 metres (134 ft) While the statue was completed in 1994. The gold plating was refinished in 2000[34] 1994 22°59′27.33″N 113°30′1.49″E / 22.9909250°N 113.5004139°E / 22.9909250; 113.5004139 (Guanyin of Lianhuashan (Guangzhou, China))
Thiruvalluvar
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Thiruvalluvar Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India  India 40.6 metres (133 ft) Tiruvalluvar is author of the Tirukkural. Tirukkural is a classic Tamil text consisting of 1,330 couplets or Kurals, dealing with the everyday virtues of an individual 1999 8.0777°N 77.5539°E
Shichikama Shokannon Kannon Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki  Japan 40 metres (130 ft) Standing 1990
Shinran Shonin Shinran Kitakanbara District, Niigata  Japan 40 metres (130 ft) Standing 1990
José María Morelos statue
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José María Morelos Janitzio island, Michoacán  Mexico 40 metres (130 ft) Made of pink stone 1934 19°34′25″N 101°39′07″W / 19.573611°N 101.651944°W / 19.573611; -101.651944
Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue
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Genghis Khan Tsonjin Boldog, Tuv Province  Mongolia 40 metres (130 ft) Tallest equestrian statue[35] 2007 47°48′29″N 107°32′13″E / 47.807927°N 107.536899°E / 47.807927; 107.536899 (Genghis Khan equestrian statue (Mongolia))
Standing Amitābha Buddha of Fo Guang Shan
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Buddha (Amitābha) Kaohsiung  Republic of China 40 metres (130 ft) [36] 1972 22°44′57″N 120°26′45″E / 22.749050°N 120.445900°E / 22.749050; 120.445900 (Fo Guang Shan Buddha)
Atatürk Mask
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Buca in the Izmir Province  Turkey 40 metres (130 ft) Work of the sculptor Harun Atalayman[37] 2009 38°24′22″N 27°08′46″E / 38.406046°N 27.145991°E / 38.406046; 27.145991 (Atatürk Mask (Buca, Turkey))
True Martial Great Deity of Yunxi Gushan Zhenwudadi (真武大帝 "True Martial Great Deity"), the Black God Gushan, Yunxi, Hubei  China 39 metres (128 ft) [38][39] 2016
Tathagata Tsal
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Buddha Ravangla, Sikkim  India 39 metres (128 ft) [40] 2013 27°18′51″N 88°21′48″E / 27.314297°N 88.363322°E / 27.314297; 88.363322 (Tathagata Tsal)
Big Buddha Statue of Wat Phothikyan Phut Thak Tham
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Buddha (Amitābha) Pasir Puteh, Kelantan  Malaysia 39 metres (128 ft) The Theravada Buddhist abbot of the Twin Dragon Temple saw that buddha in a dream[41] 2009
Hongguang Shan Giant Buddha Buddha (Gautama) Ürümqi, Xinjiang  China 38.8 metres (127 ft) [42] 2004 43°52′52″N 87°36′49″E / 43.881145°N 87.613478°E / 43.881145; 87.613478 (Hongguang Shan Dafo(Ürümqi, China))
Nanshan Dafo Buddha (Gautama) Yantai  China 38.7 metres (127 ft) Sitting 2004
Daishaka Buddha (Gautama) Tamana, Kumamoto  Japan 38.5 metres (126 ft) Sitting 1979
Dhyana Buddha Statue
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Buddha (Gautama) Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh  India 38 metres (125 ft) 2006 16°34′43″N 80°21′11″E / 16.57861°N 80.35306°E / 16.57861; 80.35306
Laozi of Laojunshan Mountain Laozi Luanchuan County, Luoyang, Henan province  China 38 metres (125 ft) Gilded bronze statue.[43] 2010
Statue of Padmasambhava in Rewalsar
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Guru Rinpoche Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh  India 37.5 metres (123 ft) 2012 31°38′2″N 76°49′59.99″E / 31.63389°N 76.8333306°E / 31.63389; 76.8333306
Replica of the Statue of Liberty in front of the Havan store Liberty Barra Velha  Brazil 37 metres (121 ft) Stands on top of a 20 m tall pedestal.[44] 2011 26°38′10″S 48°41′56″W / 26.63611°S 48.69889°W / -26.63611; -48.69889 (Estátua da Liberdade)
Shiva of Murudeshwara
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Shiva Murudeshwara, district of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka  India 37 metres (121 ft) The second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. The tallest statue of Shiva in India.[45] 2006 14°05′37″N 74°29′01″E / 14.093645°N 74.483689°E / 14.093645; 74.483689
Rong Xian Buddha
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Buddha (Maitreya) Rong Xian, Sichuan province  China 37 metres (121 ft) After the Leshan Giant Buddha it is the second tallest pre-modern statue.[46] 817 29°27′17″N 104°25′52″E / 29.45472°N 104.43111°E / 29.45472; 104.43111}
The Merlion of Sentosa
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A merlion Sentosa  Singapore 37 metres (121 ft) 1996 1°15′13″N 103°49′08″E / 1.2535°N 103.818794°E / 1.2535; 103.818794
Da Guan Gong Fo Guang Shan buddha.jpg Guan Yu Hsinchu  Republic of China 36.6 metres (120 ft) 1975[47]
Christ the King
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Jesus Świebodzin  Poland 36 metres (118 ft) Includes a 3 m tall metal crown.[48] Stands on top of a 16 m stone bank. 52 m total monument height. The tallest Christ statue in the world. (2011)[48] 2010 52°14′12″N 15°32′47″E / 52.236667°N 15.546389°E / 52.236667; 15.546389
Guanyin of Chongyuan Temple Guanyin Suzhou, Jiangsu province  China 36 metres (118 ft) 88 tons indoor statue made of gilded bronze. 2007
Statue of Padmasambhava in Namchi
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Guru Rinpoche Namchi, Sikkim  India 36 metres (118 ft) 2004[49] 27°10′46″N 88°22′48″E / 27.179514°N 88.380021°E / 27.179514; 88.380021
Saibaba Repur Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh  India 35.5 metres (116 ft) Tallest statue of Sai Baba in the world 2015
Alyosha monument World War II USSR soldier Murmansk  Russia 35.5 metres (116 ft) Stands upon a 7 m pedestal. 1974 68°59′34″N 33°04′16″E / 68.992902°N 33.071208°E / 68.992902; 33.071208 (Alyosha Monument (Murmansk, USSR))
Lord Basava Basava Gadag, Karnataka  India 35.35 metres (116.0 ft) Tallest statue of Lord Basava in the world 2014
Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara of Tazawako Avalokitesvara Tazawako, Akita prefecture  Japan 35 metres (115 ft) 1939 39°44′21″N 140°43′23″E / 39.739192°N 140.723013°E / 39.739192; 140.723013
Birth of the New Man
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Christopher Columbus Sevilla  Spain 35 metres (115 ft) 1995 37°25′39″N 5°59′34″W / 37.427575°N 5.992813°W / 37.427575; -5.992813
Mogao Caves North Big Statue Buddha (Maitreya)[50] Dunhuang, Gansu  China 35 metres (115 ft) Near 26 m South Big Statue sitting Maitreya built during Kaiyuan era 694
Adiyogi Shiva statue
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Shiva Coimbatore, India  India 34.2 metres (112 ft) Largest and tallest face in the world, made up of 500 tonnes of steel. Height of 112 ft symbolically denotes that Adiyogi gave 112 ways to explore the human system.[51] 2017 (Feb. 24) 10°58′22″N 76°44′26″E / 10.972671°N 76.740500°E / 10.972671; 76.740500
Cristo de la Concordia
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Jesus Cochabamba  Bolivia 34.2 metres (112 ft) Stands upon a 6.2 m pedestal. 1994 17°23′04″S 66°08′04″W / 17.384522°S 66.13452°W / -17.384522; -66.13452
Pegasus and Dragon Pegasus and Dragon Hallandale Beach, Florida  United States 33.5 metres (110 ft) Tallest, largest equine and European dragon statues, second tallest in the US 2014 (November) 25°58′56″N 80°08′26″W / 25.982155°N 80.140495°W / 25.982155; -80.140495
Tian Tan Buddha
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Buddha (Gautama) Ngong Ping, Lantau Island  China 33.2 metres (109 ft) 1993 22°15′14″N 113°54′17″E / 22.253889°N 113.904722°E / 22.253889; 113.904722
Hungludi Tudigong Xiang Tu Di Gong New Taipei City  Republic of China 33.2 metres (109 ft) 2000s (approx.) [52]
Statue of Ahimsa StatueOfAhimsa.jpg Adinath Mangi-Tungi,100 km (62 mi) from Dhule  India 33 metres (108 ft) World's tallest Jain idol (127 feet including pedestal) and also largest monolith statue in the world[53] 2016 (February) 20°50′32″N 74°05′02″E / 20.842228°N 74.0839904°E / 20.842228; 74.0839904
Adinath Adinath Palitana, Gujarat  India 33 metres (108 ft) Tallest Svetambara Jain idol 2015[54] 21°30′21″N 71°48′44″E / 21.5058706°N 71.8122896°E / 21.5058706; 71.8122896
Sankat Mochan Dham Hanuman Karol Bagh, New Delhi  India 33 metres (108 ft) 2008 [55] 28°38′45″N 77°11′49″E / 28.6458165°N 77.1969527°E / 28.6458165; 77.1969527
Maoshan Laozi Shenxiang Laozi near Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province  China 33 metres (108 ft) 1998 31°47′48.38″N 119°18′39.77″E / 31.7967722°N 119.3110472°E / 31.7967722; 119.3110472 (Laozi statue in Mount Mao (Jiangsu, China))
Xuedoushan Maitreya Big Buddha Buddha (Maitreya) Fenghua  China 33 metres (108 ft) Sitting Budai[56] 2008
Yishan Dafo Buddha (Gautama) Guanyun County  China 33 metres (108 ft) Sitting 2009
Guanshiyin Pusa Shengxiang in Guanyin Shan Guanyin Dongguang  China 33 metres (108 ft) Carving 2001
Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur (fr) (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) Mary Le Mas-Rillier in Miribel, Ain  France 33 metres (108 ft) Over a 20 m building/pedestal. 53 metres (174 ft) total height.[57] 1941 45°49′44″N 4°57′01″E / 45.828919°N 4.950349°E / 45.828919; 4.950349
Mangal Mahadev
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Shiva Ganga Talao lake  Mauritius 33 metres (108 ft) 2007 20°24′59″S 57°29′33″E / 20.4164°S 57.4924°E / -20.4164; 57.4924 (Mangal Mahadev)
Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya
Annamayya at Rajampet, Kadapa District.JPG
Annamacharya Tallapaka, Andhra Pradesh  India 33 metres (108 ft) Telugu poet and musician 2008 14°12′04″N 79°09′41″E / 14.201056°N 79.161516°E / 14.201056; 79.161516 (Annamacharya)
Hanuman Murti in Shahjahanpur Hanumat Dham Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh  India 33 metres (108 ft) Standing 2013
Jakhoo Hanuman temple
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Hanuman Shimla, Himachal Pradesh  India 33 metres (108 ft) Located at 8,500 feet (2,600 m) above sea level 2010 31°06′03″N 77°11′00″E / 31.100874°N 77.183446°E / 31.100874; 77.183446
Basava statue at Basavakalyan, Bidar
Basava Gaint Statue 108 feet, Basava Kalyana.JPG
Basava Basavakalyan, Karnataka  India 33 metres (108 ft) The 1st tallest Lord Basava Statue in the world 2012 17°50′34″N 76°56′36″E / 17.842725°N 76.943300°E / 17.842725; 76.943300
Junkin Kaiun Hoju Daikanzeon Bosatsu Kannon Ichishi District, Mie  Japan 33 metres (108 ft) Standing 1982
Taniyama no Daikannon Kannon Kagoshima  Japan 33 metres (108 ft) Standing 2001
Golden Buddha (Maitreya) of Beopjusa Buddha (Maitreya) Naesongni-myeon, Chungcheongbuk-do province  South Korea 33 metres (108 ft) 1990
Mazu Statue
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Mazu Xinwu District, Taoyuan City  Republic of China 32.7 metres (107 ft)[58] 2001 24°58′32″N 121°01′35″E / 24.975662°N 121.026496°E / 24.975662; 121.026496
Mindroling Monastery Buddha statue
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Buddha (Gautama) Dehradun, Uttarakhand state  India 32.6 metres (107 ft) 1965 30°15′11″N 78°00′44″E / 30.253023°N 78.0123208°E / 30.253023; 78.0123208
Luang Pho To
Bangkok Giant Golden Buddha.jpg
Buddha (Maitreya) Bangkok  Thailand 32.5 metres (107 ft) 1927 [59]
Diskit Monastery Buddha statue
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Buddha (Maitreya) Diskit, Nubra Valley, Ladakh  India 32 metres (105 ft) 2010
Hanuman in Nandura
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Hanuman Maharashtra  India 32 metres (105 ft)
Statue of Mao in Juzizhou
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Mao Zedong Yuelu District, Changsha  China 32 metres (105 ft) 2009[60]
Statue of Jesus in Saidnaya Jesus Saidnaya, Syria  Syria 32 metres (105 ft) 2013[61]
Bhaisajyaguru of the Nihon-ji Temple
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Buddha (Bhaisajyaguru) Kyonan, Awa District, Chiba  Japan 31 metres (102 ft) Largest pre-modern Japan sculpture 1790 (approximate date) 35°09′28″N 139°50′05″E / 35.157732°N 139.834757°E / 35.157732; 139.834757 (Bhaisajyaguru of the Nihon-Ji Temple (Kyonan, Awa District, Japan))
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart of Jesus Shrine - Roxas City 02.JPG
Jesus Roxas, Capiz  Philippines 31 metres (102 ft) Mounted on a 9-Meter Pedestal with a Total height of 40m 2015 11°31′N 122°44′E / 11.52°N 122.73°E / 11.52; 122.73 (Sacred Heart of Jesus (Roxas, Capiz))
Mangal Mahadev Lord Shiva Gangtan, Sampla Beri Road Haryana  India 30.8 metres (101 ft) Standing Statue 2012 28°37′N 76°39′E / 28.62°N 76.65°E / 28.62; 76.65 (Gangtan, Sampla Beri Road Hariyana India)
Jalesveva Jayamahe
Jalesveva Jayamahe statue photo.jpg
Navy Officer Surabaya  Indonesia 30.6 metres (100 ft) Standing upon 30 metres concrete building. Total height 60.6 m 1996 7°11′46.74″S 112°44′23.16″E / 7.1963167°S 112.7397667°E / -7.1963167; 112.7397667
Shiva of the Har-ki-Pauri
Shiva statue by the Ganges, across Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar.jpg
Shiva Haridwar, Uttarakhand  India 30.5 metres (100 ft) The third tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. The second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in India[62] 2012
São Francisco de Canindé
Estátua Gigante de São Francisco, Canindé, Ceará, Brasil.JPG
Francis of Assisi Canindé, Ceará  Brazil 30.5 metres (100 ft) Tallest statue in the Brazilian state of Ceará. Tallest statue of Saint Francis in the world. 2005 4°22′01″S 39°18′19″W / 4.36694°S 39.30528°W / -4.36694; -39.30528
Bronze Guan Yin of Kek Lok Si Temple
Ke Lok Si-Kuan Yin Statue-Daytime.jpg
Guanyin Air Itam, Penang island  Malaysia 30.2 metres (99 ft) Sheltered inside a 60.9m tall pavilion, the tallest in the world[63] 1999 5°23′52″N 100°16′21″E / 5.39778°N 100.27250°E / 5.39778; 100.27250 (Kek Lok Si Guan Yin (Malaysia))
Abbirajupalem Hanuman Statue
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Hanuman Doddipatla, Andhra Pradesh  India 30 metres (98 ft) Standing 2013 16°30′12″N 81°50′34″E / 16.503427°N 81.842884°E / 16.503427; 81.842884
Christ Blessing (Patung Yesus Memberkati, Kristus Kase Berkat) Jesus Blesses in Mamado 2017-11-10 03.jpg Jesus Manado  Indonesia 30 metres (98 ft) Stands on a 20 m pedestal. 2007 1°29′0″N 124°50′0″E / 1.48333°N 124.83333°E / 1.48333; 124.83333
Obinzurusama Pindola Bharadvaja Yamaga, Kumamoto  Japan 30 metres (98 ft) Standing 1607
Cristo Resucitado (Christ Resurrected)
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Jesus Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico State  Mexico 30 metres (98 ft) Stands on a 10 m tall pedestal. 40 m (130 ft) total height. 1979 (approx.) [64] 19°33′43″N 99°11′04″W / 19.562014°N 99.184463°W / 19.562014; -99.184463
Virgen de El Panecillo (Virgin in The Panecillo)
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Woman of the Apocalypse Quito  Ecuador 30 metres (98 ft) Stands on a 11 m pedestal. 41 m (135 ft) total 1976 0°13′43″S 78°31′7″W / 0.22861°S 78.51861°W / -0.22861; -78.51861
Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)
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Jesus Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 30 metres (98 ft) Stands on a 9.5 m pedestal. 39.6 m (130 ft) total monument height 1931 22°57′06″S 43°12′39″W / 22.951667°S 43.210833°W / -22.951667; -43.210833
Buddha statue in the Phra Buddha Bharameedharm Chamruslok Temple
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Buddha Kelantan  Malaysia 30 metres (98 ft) Sitting[65] 1750 approx.
The Kelpies
The Kelpies, at The Helix, Scotland.JPG
Horses Falkirk  United Kingdom 30 metres (98 ft) 2013 56°01′09″N 3°45′19″W / 56.0191°N 3.7553°W / 56.0191; -3.7553 (The Kelpies (The Helix, Scotland))
Juche Tower statues
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Worker, peasant and intellectual Pyongyang, North Korea  North Korea 30 metres (98 ft) 1982 39°01′04″N 125°45′47″E / 39.017783°N 125.76303°E / 39.017783; 125.76303 (Juche Tower)

Destroyed[edit]

Head of the Colossus of Constantine, Rome, Italy
Statue Photo Depicts Locations Country Height
m (ft)
Completed Destroyed Cause of destruction Notes Ref
Great Buddha of Bamiyan
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Vairocana Buddha Bamiyan Province  Afghanistan 55 m (180 ft) 554 2001 destroyed by the Taliban [66]
Minor Buddha of Bamiyan Gautama Buddha Bamiyan province  Afghanistan 37 m (121 ft) 507 2001 destroyed by the Taliban [66]
Colossus of Nero El Coloso de Nerón.jpg Nero Rome  Italy 36 m (118 ft) 75 unknown unknown later renamed as Colossus Solis [67]
Gilded Statue of Mao Zedong sitting in a chair Mao Zedong Tongxu County, Henan  China 36 m (118 ft) 2015 2016 Dismantled Dismantled before completion [68]
The "Cosmoplanetary Messiah" Gilbert Bourdin near Castellane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence  France 33 m (108 ft) 1990 2001 demolished Built without permit, and demolished by authorities [69]
Colossus of Rhodes
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Helios Rhodes island, Dodecanese region  Greece 30 m (98 ft) 280 BC 226 BC earthquake Tallest statue of the ancient world [70]

Proposed or under construction[edit]

Country Ref Statue Depicts Location Height
m (ft)
Notes Planned completion date Coordinates
 India [71] Shiv Smarak Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Off the coast of Mumbai, Maharashtra 210 m (690 ft) Will be tallest statue in the world
 India [72] Statue of Unity Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sadhu Bet riverbed, Gujarat 182 m (597 ft) The construction was started on 31 October 2014
 US Crazy Horse Memorial Crazy Horse Black Hills, South Dakota 172 m (564 ft)
 Greece [73] New Colossus of Rhodes Colossus of Rhodes Rhodes 150 m (490 ft) Planned to be five times taller than the original
 China Bodhisattva Manjusri statue Jiangbei District, Chongqing 108 metres (354 ft)
 China [74] Padmasambhava statue Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan 108 metres (354 ft)
 India Lord Shiva Statue Ganesh Tekri Nathdwara, Rajasthan 107 metres (351 ft) by Miraj Group
 India [75] Statue of Equality Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Indu Mill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 106.7 m (350 ft) under construction as of 2018
 China [76] Maitreya Buddha Nanchong 99 metres (325 ft) carving
 China [77] Emperor Yao Gaoyou 99 metres (325 ft)
 Philippines [78] Montemaria Statue Blessed Virgin Mary Batangas City 88 metres (289 ft)
 China [79] Lutian Ruyi Guanyin statue Suzhou 88 metres (289 ft)
 China Wufang Dafo Five Dhyani Buddhas Qinhuangdao 81 metres (266 ft) carving
 Indonesia Noah Statue North Sumatra 80 metres (260 ft)
 Indonesia [80] Garuda Wisnu Kencana Lord Vishnu riding Garuda Vishnu; Bukit Peninsula, Bali 75 m (246 ft) [81] height with its wing span 64 m (210 ft) across. Under construction as of 2018
 Myanmar [82] Laykyun Setkyar Sitting Buddha Statue Monywa, Sagaing Division 74 metres (243 ft)
 China [83] Yangshan Dafo Gautama Urad Rear Banner, Inner Mongolia 69 metres (226 ft)
 China [84] Bodhidharma Nanjing 68 metres (223 ft)
 India [85] Statue of Equality (Ramanuja) Hyderabad 65.8 metres (216 ft) In progress by Chinna Jeeyar swamy and his religious trust.
 India Shree Adhbhutnath Mahadev Shiva Delhi 61.26 metres (201.0 ft) In progress by Indian Artist Murtikar Chandulal Verma
 China [86] Jiangtaishan Dafo Maitreya Buddha, sitting Hangzhou 50 metres (160 ft) carving
 United Kingdom The White Horse at Ebbsfleet Kent, England 50 metres (160 ft) As of June 2012, the project was stalled for a lack of funding.
 India [87] Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Statue Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 45.72 metres (150.0 ft)
 India [88] Maitreya Project Maitreya Bodh Gaya, Bihar 45 metres (148 ft)
 Croatia Jesus Christ statue Marijan Hill, Split 41 metres (135 ft)
 India [89] Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Statue Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hyderabad, Telangana 38.1 metres (125 ft)
 Malaysia Goddess Mazu statue Kudat, Borneo Island 36 metres (118 ft)
 India [90] God Basaveshwara statue Bishma Lake, Gadag, Karnataka 33.8 metres (111 ft)
 China [91] Sanxiaoliangliang statue zh:三霄娘娘 Huoqiu 33 metres (108 ft)
 Slovakia [92] Christ the Redeemer locaPrešov, Prešov Distriction 33 metres (108 ft) The statue should start building in about 2012.[93]
 Mauritius Durga Maa Bhavani Ganga Talao lake shrine 33 metres (108 ft)
 India [94] Stok buddha statue depicts village Stok, Leh district, Jammu and Kashmir 32 metres (105 ft)
 Republic of China [95] Zheng Chenggong Dashenxiang riding horse Chiayi County 30.35 metres (99.6 ft)
 India Statue of Buddha Lord Buddha Buddha, village Hatyal Tal. Basavkalyan Ditts. Bidar, Karnataka 30 metres (98 ft)

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