The world has seen the construction of ever taller and bigger statues over the past 30 years. This list features some notable examples from around that time period, including a 20 meter (66 inch) high Great Sphinx built by ancient Egyptians near Giza in Egypt as well as sculptures reaching heights close to 300 meters! Here we will show you the top 7 tallest statues in the world:
Top 7: Rodina Mat (102 meters)
Located in Kiev, the Rodina Mat statue is modeled after a symbol made during World War II to mobilize Soviet people. The stainless steel sculpture was finished in 1981 and stands 62 meters (203 ft) tall on top of the museum building with an overall structure measuring 102 m (335 ft), weighing 560 tons.
Top 6: Emperors Yan and Huang (105 meters)
The sculptures of Yan and Huang were carved into a mountain over 20 years to make them taller than Mount Rushmore. The two emperors are depicted in this piece, which was completed for 2007 China’s Golden Week holiday season as an effort by artist Zhang Xueming who also created “Mt Rushmore” located inside Zhengzhou Yellow River Scenic Area.
Standing at an impressive height of 105 meters, these two emperors are said to have reigned during the Warring States Period.
These rulers were from one legendary family – Huang or Yan according to as you wish it translated in English for simplicity’s sake (though there is no real difference) whom historians think may have been related through bloodlines tracing back centuries before their reigns began so we can only imagine what powerful ways this legacy still lives on today!
Top 5: Guan Yin Statue (108 meters)
The Guan Yin Statue is 108 meters tall and was carved out of sandstone.
The name “Guan” means spirit or deity in Chinese culture, while “Yin” refers to the female gender which fits this small statue perfectly with its delicate features such as wide eyes and pursed lips; she almost looks like an angel waiting for someone’s prayer on earth!
The bodhisattva Guan Yin statue is situated on Hainan Island’s south coast and has three aspects with one side facing inland while another two faces outward to greet incoming travelers. The statue took 6 years to build, but was finally unveiled in 2005 when its completed form could be seen for miles around!
Top 4: Cristo-Rei (110 meters)
Cristo-Rei is a small church up on top of a hill. It’s not worth the trip unless you have some free time, but if it so happens that your path leads towards this place then take note because here lies one another successful walk in life!
Inspired by the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Portugal’s Cristo-Rei shrine was inaugurated just last year. This impressive structure stands at an awe-inspiring height of over thirty meters (101 ft) tall and contains an observation deck providing visitors with panoramic views that range all across Lisbon city!
Top 3: Ushiku Daibutsu (120 meters)
The Ushiku Daibutsu is not only a sight to see, but it’s also an amazing work of art. The third tallest statue in the world and standing at 120 meters (394 feet) high including its base as well! Visitors can take an elevator ride from ground level up near where they enter with windows that look out over this great figure–looking just like what you would expect if Buddha had come back alive after all these years…
Ever since the days of ancient India and Japan’s past, people have been coming to the Ushiku Daibutsu statue for meditation. This 120-meter tall statute represents a centuries-old tradition: faith in oneself combined with humility before nature’s powers
A pilgrimage site where residents can visit this historical landmark as well enjoy some quality relaxation time while they’re here!
Top 2: Laykyun Setkyar (130 meters)
The Laykyun Setkyar is the second tallest statue in the world at 130 meters including its 13.5-meter throne and was built on top of Po Kaung Hills near Monywa city in central Myanmar. At its foot lies The largest reclining Buddha is known as “Bodhidharma”, completed in 1991 with an estimated height up to 18 m (59 feet).
Top 1: Spring Temple Buddha (153 meters)
The Spring Temple Buddha is the largest statue in all of Asia, and it’s also one that you can climb. The tallest point was measured at six meters higher than Mount Everest! It includes a 20-meter lotus throne for sitting on top with an additional 25 meters behind where your feet should go if they are not too tired after climbing 153 stairs up there.
The Spring Temple Buddha, compared to the Statue of Liberty and Motherland Calls. It’s not only a religious site but also houses one significant history for many people who travel from all around as it is their second home!