Erecting memorials of the greatest historical events or phenomenal personalities has long been a practice in the human race. Have a look at some of the colossal statues around the world.
Guanyin of Nanshan
At 108 meters, the Guan Yin of Nashan stands gloriously as the 5th largest statue in the world. This holy shrine is situated in Hainan Province, China.
At a whopping 4000 ton and 110 meters, Ushiku Daibutsu is an enormous bronze monument in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The world's 4th largest statue's name literally translates to 'Great Buddha Of Ushiku'.
Laykyun Setkyar, the world's 3rd tallest figurine stands at 116 meters. A laying statue of Buddha accompanies this prominent attraction of Myanmar, which has an elevator for tourists to get a bird's eye view of the city.
Spring Temple Buddha
A renowned buddhist pilgrimage destination, Hunan Province, China is home to the 2nd tallest idol in the world. The massive Spring Temple of Buddha stands 153 meters tall.
Statue Of Unity
A commemoration to one of the greatest Indian leaders, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue Of Unity takes the throne of world's tallest statue. This 182 meters humongous effigy is a major attraction in Gujarat, India.