You may wonder what the importance of statues is. A country or province erects the statues to depict the history, religion, culture associated in an artistic manner. Erecting statues is not a new phenomenon as people in ancient time created statues to mark important historical events. It is also said that soldiers used to build statues to help them become victorious in the war. The common belief among the soldiers was the statues provided them with mysterious powers to overcome the hurdles in the battlefield. Today, statues of great personalities of the country/world honor their contribution. So, through the statues, the work and life of the famous personalities get honored. Now, you may feel intrigued to know the tallest statues around the world. Read ahead to get information on the five tallest statues.
The Statue Of Unity
With the unveiling of the statue of unity in Vadodara, India has achieved world recognition as it is the tallest statue till date. The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel across the Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarati has surpassed the previous tallest statue by 30 meters with its height of 182 meters. The interesting fact about the monument is that it will take four statues of liberty arranged vertically (in a top to bottom manner) to reach the head portion of the statue. Built at a cost of $200million, the 600foot monument honors the contribution of the Iron Man of India to the Indian politics and people of the country. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel is a significant name in Indian politics as he served as the country’s first deputy prime minister and home affairs ministers after independence.
Spring Temple Buddha
Before, the statue of unity in India, the spring temple Buddha statue in China decorated the first position of the tallest statue in the world. The structure was built in Henan, China as a response to the Taliban after they destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas statue. The statues have an impressive design with the Buddha standing on a long lotus throne. The statue made from copper cast took 11 years to complete (1997-2008) and is known for its historical as well as cultural importance. Another interesting fact is the 153 meters structure is named after the hot springs near the statue.
The 116-meter statue situated in Myanmar is an important tourist attraction. It has an elevator inside, which helps the tourist reach the top to get a panoramic view. The construction of the statue took 12 years to complete (1996-2008) and has an attractive appeal.
The statue meaning Great Buddha (in Ushiku) is 110 meters tall and is made of bronze. The fascinating structure has four levels. the first has beautiful music, second has scriptures, third has 30,000 Buddha statues and the final levels offers a beautiful view.
The 108 meters statue in South Sea (Sanya) depicts a goddess with three faces. The belief is that the goddess blesses the country and provides protection. It took six years to complete the statue of the Buddhist goddess of compassion.
The tallest statues not only depicts the historical, cultural or political significance but also makes an ideal attraction for the tourists. So, people from around the world flock to visit the places to know more about the rich history of the country.