World's tallest statues

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world's tallest statues

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. 

Ranks Statue Depicts Locations Country Height
meters (feet)
Notes Completed
1 Statue of Unity Vallabhbhai Patel Sardar Sarovar Dam, Narmada District, Gujarat India 182 m (597 ft) Stands on a 58 m (190 ft) base. 240 m (787 ft) total monument height.The tallest statue in the world. 2018
2 Spring Temple Buddha Buddha (Vairocana) Lushan, Henan China 128 m (420 ft) Stands on a 19.3 m (63 ft) lotus throne, and other stacked base platforms of various height. 208 m (682 ft) total monument height. 2008
3 Laykyun Sekkya Buddha (Gautama) Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Sagaing Division Myanmar 115.8 m (380 ft) Stands on a 13.41 m (44 ft) lotus throne. 129.2 m (424 ft) total monument height. 2008
4 Ushiku Daibutsu Buddha (Amit??bha) Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 100 m (330 ft) Stands on a 10 m (33 ft) lotus throne and 10 m (33 ft) pedestal/building. 120 m (394 ft) total monument height. World's tallest statue 1993–2002. 1993
5 Sendai Daikannon Kannon (Guanyin) Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture Japan 100 m (330 ft) World's tallest statue 1991–1993 1991
6 Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan Guanyin Weishan, Changsha, Hunan China 99 m (325 ft) Gilded bronze statue 2009
7 Great Buddha of Thailand Buddha (Gautama) Ang Thong Thailand 92 m (302 ft) Concrete statue painted gold 2008
8 Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park Kannon (Guanyin) – Byakue Kannon Ashibetsu, Hokkaid?? Japan 88 m (289 ft) World's tallest statue 1989–1991. 1989
9 Rodina-Mat' Zovyot! (The Motherland Calls) Woman representing the Motherland Mamayev Kurgan; Volgograd Russia 85 m (279 ft) Tallest statue in Russia and Europe. 1967
10 Awaji Kannon Kannon (Guanyin) Awaji Island, Hy??go Prefecture Japan 80 m (260 ft) Stands on a 20 m (66 ft) pedestal/building, 100 m (330 ft) total height 1982
11 Grand Buddha at Ling Shan Buddha (Amit??bha) Wuxi, Jiangsu China 79 m (259 ft) 88 meters total height, including 9 m lotus pedestal. 1996
12 Guanyin of Nanshan Guanyin Sanya, Hainan China 78 m (256 ft) Total height is 108 m (354 ft) including the pedestal/building. 2005
13 Bronze statue of Dizang at Mount Jiuhua Ksitigarbha Qingyang County China 76 m (249 ft) Standing 99 m in total height 2012
14 Guanyin statue in Tsz Shan Monastery Guanyin Hong Kong China 76 m (249 ft)   2012
15 Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue Vishnu riding Garuda Bali,11.1 km (6.9 mi) from Ngurah Rai International Airport Indonesia 75 m (246 ft) Tallest statue of a Hindu deity and the tallest statue in Indonesia. The total height of the monument is 121 m including the 46-meter pedestal base. 2018
16 Kaga Kannon Kannon (Guanyin) Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture Japan 73 m (240 ft)   1987
17 Confucius of Mount Ni Confucius Nishan (Mount Ni), Qufu, Shandong China 72 m (236 ft) Mount Ni 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. 2016
18 Leshan Giant Buddha Buddha (Maitreya) Leshan China 71 m (233 ft) Construction started in 713. With two more than 16 m (52 ft) carving statues of Lokapala 803
19 Son Tra Quan Am [vi] Quan Âm (Guanyin) Da Nang, Vietnam Vietnam 70 m (230 ft)   2010
20 Taihu Guanyin Temple Guanyin Xishan Island China 67 m (220 ft)   2017
21 Yang'asha of Guizhou Yang'asha (Miao goddess of beauty) Guizhou China 66 m (217 ft) Stainless steel statue is 88 meters including the pedestal. 2017
22 Statue of Equality (Ramanuja) Ramanuja Hyderabad India 65.8 m (216 ft) Construction started in 2014 by Chinna Jeeyar swamy and his religious trust. 2018
23 The Motherland Monument The Motherland Kiev Ukraine 62 m (203 ft) Stands on a 40 m (130 ft) pedestal, 102 m (335 ft) total monument height 1981
24 Guze Jibo Daikannon of the Naritasan Kurume Bunin temple Kannon (Guanyin) – Jibo Kannon Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture Japan 62 m (203 ft)   1983
25 Guanyin of Mount Xiqiao Guanyin Nanhai district, Foshan, Guangdong China 62 m (203 ft) Stands on a 15 m (49 ft) pedestal, 77 m (253 ft) total height 1998
26 Guan Yu of Yuncheng Guandi (war god) Yuncheng, Shanxi China 61 m (200 ft) Stands on a 19 m pedestal, 80 m (260 ft) total height 2010
27 Luangpho Yai Buddha (Gautama) Roi Et, Thailand Thailand 59.2 m (194 ft) Stands on an 8.7 m (29 ft) base with small museum, 67.9 m (223 ft) total height 1979
28 God of the Red Mountain (?????????, Chìsh??nshén) Chishanshen or Luminous God of the Red Mountain (????????????, Chìsh??n Míngshén), local variation of the Sea God (??????, H??ishén) Chishan (Red Mountain), Rongcheng, Weihai, Shandong China 58.8 m (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. 2010s
29 Guan Yu Guan Yu (God of War) Jingzhou, Hubei China 58 m (190 ft) Central focus of a temple complex, the statue is designed by Han Meilin. 2016
30 Great Standing Maitreya Buddha Buddha (Maitreya) Emei Township, Hsinchu County Taiwan 57.6 m (189 ft) 72 m (236 ft) total height 2011
31 Aizu Jibo Dai-Kannon Kannon (Guanyin) – Jibo Kannon Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Japan 57 m (187 ft)   1987
32 Tokyo Bay Kannon [ja] Kannon (Guanyin) Futtsu, Chiba Japan 56 m (184 ft) Commemorates the World War II dead 1961
33 Zheng Chenggong Dashenxiang Koxinga Chiayi County Taiwan 53.4 m (175 ft) With statues of 49 m (160 ft) (include seat) of two generals completed in 2013 1995[29]
34 Emperors Yan and Huang Yan and Huang, Emperors of China Zhengzhou, Henan China 51 m (167 ft) 106 meters from base of mountain to top of monument. 2007
35 Usami Dai-Kannon Kannon (Guanyin) Izu Peninsula, It??, Shizuoka Japan 50 m (160 ft) The largest sitting Kannon in Japan 1982
36 Sodoshima Dai-Kannon [ja] Kannon (Guanyin) Sh??doshima, Sh??zu District, Kagawa Japan 50 m (160 ft) A tooth of the historical Buddha is said to be enshrined inside of it 1994
37 Taiwan Chengte Dafo Buddha (Amit??bha) Puli, Nantou Taiwan 50 m (160 ft) With 28 m statues of Guanyin and Mahasthamaprapta[31] 2004
38 Guerrero Chimalli (Chimalli Warrior)[32] Ch??malli Warrior Chimalhuacán, Mexico State Mexico 50 m (160 ft) Stands upon a 10 m (33 ft) pedestal. Total monument height : 60 m (200 ft). 2014
39 African Renaissance Monument People of Africa Dakar Senegal 49 m (161 ft) Tallest statue in Africa. 2010
40 Buddha in Kande Viharaya, Aluthgama Buddha (Gautama) Aluthgama Sri Lanka 48.8 m (160 ft)   2007
41 Dai Kannon of Kamaishi [ja] Kannon (Guanyin) – Gyoran Kannon Kamaishi, Iwate Japan 48.5 m (159 ft) Symbolizes maritime safety, 11 floors inside the buddha 1970
42 Donglin Dafo Buddha (Amit??bha) Lushan District, Jiangxi China 48 m (157 ft) Includes a 64 m pedestal. 2013
43 Jinding Dafo Buddha (Gautama) Dunhua China 48 m (157 ft) Highest outdoor bronze sitting Buddha in the world. 2011
44 Ten Directions Samantabhadra Bodhisattva Buddha (Samantabhadra)[35] Mount Emei, Sichuan China 48 m (157 ft)   2005
45 Fo Guang Big Buddha at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum Buddha (Gautama) Kaohsiung Taiwan 48 m (157 ft) Bronze, sits upon a 60 m (200 ft) pedestal. 108 m (354 ft) total height. 2011
46 Virgen de la Paz (Virgin of Peace) Mary Trujillo, Trujillo Venezuela 46.7 m (153 ft) Work of the sculptor Manuel de la Fuente. Tallest sculpture of the Virgin Mary in the world. 1983
47 Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) Liberty, the Roman goddess Liberty Island, New York United States 46 m (151 ft) Stands upon a 47 m (154 ft) pedestal. 93 m (305 ft) total monument height. 1886
48 Nossa Senhora de Fátima Our Lady of Fátima Crato, Ceará Brazil 45 m (148 ft) Tallest statue in Brazil 2016
49 Jixiang Dafo Buddha Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture China 45 m (148 ft) At Mengle Buddhist Temple 2008
50 Phuket Big Buddha (Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha) Buddha (Gautama) Phuket Thailand 45 m (148 ft)   2008
51 Virgen del Socavón Mary Oruro Bolivia 45 m (148 ft)   2013
52 Tong Lam Lo Son Amitabha Buddha Buddha (Amit??bha) Nha Trang, Vietnam Vietnam 44 m (144 ft)   2012
53 Kailashnath Mahadev Statue Shiva Kathmandu Nepal 43.5 m (143 ft) Second tallest statue of a Hindu deity, tallest statue of Shiva 2010
54 God of Longevity of Rugao Shòuxing (?????? or ??????), lit. "Star/God of Longevity" Rugao, Jiangsu China 43 m (141 ft)   2010s
55 Lord Murugan Statue Murugan Batu Caves, Gombak Malaysia 42.7 m (140 ft) Tallest statue in Malaysia. Third tallest statue of a Hindu deity and tallest Murugan statue in the world 2006
56 Mazu of Tianjin Mazu (sea goddess) Tianjin China 42.3 m (139 ft)   2012
57 Buddha Dordenma Shakyamuni Buddha Thimphu Bhutan 42.2 m (138 ft) contains 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded bronze Buddha statuettes[41] 2015
58 Santa Rita de Cássia Rita of Cascia Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte Brazil 42 m (138 ft) Stands on a 6 m pedestal and wears an 8 m crown. 56 m (184 ft) total monument height. 2010
59 Grand Byakue Kannon Kannon (Guanyin) Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture Japan 41.8 m (137 ft)   1936
60 Great Mazu of Chunan Mazu (sea goddess) Miaoli County Taiwan 41.4 m (136 ft)   1984[43]
61 Batamulla Kanda Buddhist Centre Buddha (Gautama) Matugama Sri Lanka 41 m (135 ft)   2016
62 Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami Hanuman Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh India 41 m (135 ft) World's tallest statue of Lord Hanuman. 2003
63 Guanyin of Lianhuashan Guanyin Lianhuashan, Guangzhou, Guangdong China 40.8 m (134 ft) Completed in 1994. Gold plating was refinished in 2000 1994
64 Shichikama Shokannon Kannon Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki Japan 40 m (130 ft) Standing[ 1990
65 Jesus Buntu Burake Jesus Christ Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi Indonesia 40 m (130 ft) Standing  2015
66 Shinran Shonin Shinran Kitakanbara District, Niigata Japan 40 m (130 ft) Standing 1990
67 José María Morelos statue José María Morelos Janitzio island, Michoacán Mexico 40 m (130 ft) Made of pink stone blocks. 1934
68 Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue Genghis Khan Tsonjin Boldog, Tuv Province Mongolia 40 m (130 ft) Statue on top of a visitor centre 10 metres (33 ft). Tallest equestrian statue 2007
69 Standing Amit??bha Buddha of Fo Guang Shan Buddha (Amit??bha) Kaohsiung Taiwan 40 m (130 ft) Surrounded by 480 smaller statues. 1975
70 Atatürk Mask Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Buca in the Izmir Province Turkey 40 m (130 ft) Work of the sculptor Harun Atalayman 2009
71 True Martial Great Deity of Yunxi Gushan Zhenwudadi (???????????? "True Martial Great Deity"), the Black God Gushan, Yunxi, Hubei China 39 m (128 ft)   2016
72 Tathagata Tsal Buddha Ravangla, Sikkim India 39 m (128 ft)   2013
73 Big Buddha Statue of Wat Phothikyan Phut Thak Tham Buddha (Amit??bha) Pasir Puteh, Kelantan Malaysia 39 m (128 ft) The Theravada Buddhist abbot of the Twin Dragon Temple saw that buddha in a dream 2009
74 Hongguang Shan Giant Buddha Buddha (Gautama) Ürümqi, Xinjiang China 38.8 m (127 ft)   2004
75 Nanshan Dafo Buddha (Gautama) Yantai China 38.7 m (127 ft) Sitting 2004
76 Dhyana Buddha Statue Buddha (Gautama) Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh India 38 m (125 ft)   2006
77 Laozi of Laojunshan Mountain Laozi Luanchuan County, Luoyang, Henan China 38 m (125 ft) Gilded bronze statue. 2010
78 Statue of Padmasambhava in Rewalsar Guru Rinpoche Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh India 37.5 m (123 ft)   2012
79 Shiva of Murudeshwara Shiva Murudeshwara, district of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka India 37 m (121 ft) The second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. The tallest statue of Shiva in India. 2006
80 Rong Xian Buddha Buddha (Maitreya) Rong Xian, Sichuan province China 37 m (121 ft) After the Leshan Giant Buddha it is the second tallest pre-modern statue.[57] 817
81 The Merlion of Sentosa A merlion Sentosa Singapore 37 m (121 ft)   1996
82 Da Guan Gong Guan Yu Hsinchu Taiwan 36.6 m (120 ft)   1975
83 Christ the King Jesus ??wiebodzin Poland 36 m (118 ft) Includes a 3 m tall metal crown. Stands on top of a 16 m stone bank. 52 m total monument height. The tallest Christ statue in the world. (2011) 2010
84 Guanyin of Chongyuan Temple Guanyin (Avalokitesvara) Suzhou, Jiangsu China 33 m (108 ft) 88 tons indoor statue made of gilded bronze. 2007
85 Statue of Padmasambhava in Namchi Guru Rinpoche Namchi, Sikkim India 36 m (118 ft)   2004
86 Saibaba Sai Baba of Shirdi Repuru , Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh India 35.5 m (116 ft) Tallest statue of Sai Baba in the world 2015
87 Alyosha monument World War II USSR soldier Murmansk Russia 35.5 m (116 ft) Stands upon a 7000700000000000000♠7 m pedestal. 1974
88 Basaveshwara statue Basava Bishma Lake, Gadag, Karnataka India 35.35 m (116.0 ft) Tallest statue of Lord Basava in the world 2014
89 Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara of Tazawako Avalokitesvara Tazawako, Akita prefecture Japan 35 m (115 ft)   1939
90 Birth of the New Man Christopher Columbus Sevilla Spain 35 m (115 ft)   1995
91 Mogao Caves North Big Statue Buddha (Maitreya)[61] Dunhuang, Gansu China 35.5 m (116 ft) Near 7001260000000000000♠26 m South Big Statue sitting Maitreya built during Kaiyuan era 694
92 Adiyogi Shiva statue Shiva Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India India 34.2 m (112 ft) Largest and tallest bust 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. 2017
93 Cristo de la Concordia Jesus Cochabamba Bolivia 34.2 m (112 ft) Stands upon a 6.2 m pedestal. 1994
94 Pegasus and Dragon Pegasus and Dragon Hallandale Beach, Florida United States 33.5 m (110 ft) Tallest, largest equine and European dragon statues, third tallest in the US 2014
95 Tian Tan Buddha Buddha (Gautama) Ngong Ping, Lantau Island China 33.2 m (109 ft)   1993
96 Statue of Ahimsa Adinath Mangi-Tungi,100 km (62 mi) from Dhule India 33 m (108 ft) World's tallest Jain idol (127 feet including pedestal) and also largest monolith statue in the world 2016
97 Adinath Rishabhanatha Palitana, Gujarat India 33 m (108 ft) Tallest Svetambara Jain idol 2015
98 Sankat Mochan Dham Hanuman Karol Bagh, New Delhi India 33 m (108 ft)   2008
99 Maoshan Laozi Shenxiang Laozi near Zhenjiang, Jiangsu China 33 m (108 ft)   1998
100 Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur (fr) (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) Mary Le Mas-Rillier in Miribel, Ain France 33 m (108 ft) On top of a 20 m building/pedestal. 53 m (174 ft) total height. 1941
101 Mangal Mahadev Shiva Ganga Talao lake Mauritius 33 m (108 ft)   2007
102 Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Annamacharya Tallapaka, Andhra Pradesh India 33 m (108 ft) Telugu poet and musician 2008
103 Jakhoo Hanuman temple Hanuman Shimla, Himachal Pradesh India 33 m (108 ft) Located at 8,500 ft (2,600 m) above sea level 2010
104 Basava Statue at Basavakalyan Bidar Basava Bidar, Basavakalyan, Karnataka India 33 m (108 ft) The tallest Lord Basava Statue in the world. 2012
105 Pearl Mountain University Kanonji Kannon Tsu-shi, Mie Prefecture Japan 33 m (108 ft) Standing 1982
106 Taniyama no Daikannon Kannon Kiyomizu Temple [ja], Kagoshima Japan 33 m (108 ft) Standing 2001
107 Golden Buddha (Maitreya) of Beopjusa Buddha (Maitreya) Naesongni-myeon, Chungcheongbuk-do province South Korea 33 m (108 ft)   1990
108 Mindroling Monastery Buddha statue Buddha (Gautama) Dehradun, Uttarakhand state India 32.6 m (107 ft)   1965
109 Luang Pho To Buddha (Maitreya) Bangkok Thailand 32.5 m (107 ft)   1927[70]
110 Sai Baba Statue Sai Baba of Shirdi Kondamadugu India 32 m (105 ft)[71]   2017
111 Diskit Monastery Buddha statue Buddha (Maitreya) Diskit, Nubra Valley, Ladakh India 32 m (105 ft)   2010
112 Hanuman in Nandura Hanuman Maharashtra India 32 m (105 ft)    
113 Statue of Mao in Juzizhou Mao Zedong Yuelu District, Changsha China 32 m (105 ft)   2009
114 Hanuman Murti in Shahjahanpur Hanuman Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh India 32 m (104 ft)[citation needed] Standing 2013
115 Simariya Hanuman in chhindwara Simariya Hanuman (Chhindwara) Chhindwara, Madhya pradesh India 31.2 m (102 ft)[citation needed] Standing 2015
116 Bhaisajyaguru of the Nihon-ji Temple Buddha (Bhaisajyaguru) Kyonan, Awa District, Chiba Japan 31 m (102 ft) Largest pre-modern Japan sculpture 1790
(approx.)
117 Sacred Heart of Jesus Jesus Roxas, Capiz Philippines 31 m (102 ft) Mounted on a nine-meter pedestal with a total height of 40 m. 2015
118 Mangal Mahadev Shiva Gangtan, Sampla Beri Road Haryana India 30.8 m (101 ft) Standing Statue 2012
119 Jalesveva Jayamahe Navy Officer Surabaya Indonesia 30.6 m (100 ft) Standing upon 30 metres concrete building. Total height 60.6 m 1996
120 Shiva of the Har Ki Pauri Shiva Haridwar, Uttarakhand India 30.5 m (100 ft) The third tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. The second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in India 2012
121 São Francisco de Canindé Francis of Assisi Canindé, Ceará Brazil 30.5 m (100 ft) Tallest statue in the Brazilian state of Ceará. Tallest statue of Saint Francis in the world. 2005
122 Bronze Guan Yin of Kek Lok Si Temple Guanyin Air Itam, Penang island Malaysia 30.2 m (99 ft) Sheltered inside a 60.9 m tall pavilion. 1999
123 Christ Blessing (Patung Yesus Memberkati, Kristus Kase Berkat) Jesus Manado Indonesia 30 m (98 ft) Stands on a 20 m pedestal. 2007
124 Virgen de El Panecillo (Virgin in The Panecillo) Woman of the Apocalypse Quito Ecuador 30 m (98 ft) Aluminum statue stands on a 11 m pedestal. 41 m (135 ft) total.[75] 1976
125 Cristo Resucitado (Christ Resurrected) Jesus Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico State Mexico 30 m (98 ft) Stands on a 10 m tall pedestal. 40 m (130 ft) total height. 1979
(approx.)[76]
126 Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) Jesus Rio de Janeiro Brazil 30 m (98 ft) Stands on a 9.5 m pedestal. 39.6 m (130 ft) total monument height 1931
127 Abbirajupalem Hanuman Statue Hanuman Doddipatla, Andhra Pradesh India 30 m (98 ft) Standing 2013
128 Obinzurusama Pindola Bharadvaja Nichirinji temple, Yamaga, Kumamoto Japan 30 m (98 ft) Standing  
129 The Kelpies Horses Falkirk United Kingdom 30 m (98 ft)   2013


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