For the statue's overwhelming size and the balance of elements, materials and structure leave you in awe of olden architectural and design skills.
Statue of Unity
At 182 m, this statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of Independent India, is the highest in the world.
A display of a nation's ambition to outrank the then existing world's highest statue in the effort to stand out as well as boost the country's tourism.
Found around the world, representative of philosophy, this statue depicts a man thinking deeply.
Some consider this statue to be a depiction of poet Dante, while others believe it to be representing the sculptor Rodin.
Among the most famous statues in Italy, this 17 feet high marble statue depicts the Bible character David.
Michelangelo does not portray a victorious David but rather depicts him before the battle with Goliath.
Great Sphinx of Giza
A mythological figure with the head of a human and body of a lion, this limestone statue is located on the Giza plateau in Egypt.
It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt, depicting king Khafre, or possibly his father Khufu.
Located in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, featuring on the list of famous Roman statues, Pieta is a famous work of Michelangelo and the first in the theme.
Pieta is the only sculpture that Michelangelo ever signed.
More than 900 monolithic human figures built by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in Polynesia.
These statues of heights over 10 m and weights of more than 80 tonnes must have been created and transported!
Spring Temple Buddha
Located in the Henan Province of China, this 128 m high statue of Buddha is the second-highest in the world.
Did You Know?
The Tianrui hot spring from which this statue derives its name, is believed to have healing properties.
Terrace of Lions
Statues of 9-12 roaring, eastward-facing lions dot the way towards Delos in Greece, that was believed to be the birthplace of Apollo.
A Strange Similarity
The way these statues are set up is similar to how sphinxes were placed in Ancient Egypt
This 61 cm bronze statue in Brussels is representative of the independent minds and the sense of humor of the people there.
This statue boasts of a wardrobe of 900 suits and is dressed up in different attires to mark special occasions.
The Little Mermaid
Sculpted by Edvard Eriksen, this 1.25 m tall and 175 kgs (in weight) bronze statue is placed on a rock at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It depicts a mermaid becoming human.
Inspired by a fairy tale, this statue is one of the most photographed statues in the world.
The Motherland Calls
This statue is 85 m tall and more than 8,000 tonnes in weight and was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin as a depiction of Motherland calling her children for help.
Located in Volgograd, Russia, this statue is dedicated to the Heroes of the Stalingrad Battle. It is the tallest statue in Europe and the world's tallest statue of a woman.
Olmec Colossal Heads
Depictions of human heads built in basalt, these statues are 1.17 to 3.4 meters in height and 6 to 50 tonnes in weight. They represent Olmec rulers and have distinct head gear.
They are thought to have been created in 9000 BC, but the exact dates are not known. It is a mystery how such large stones must have been transported.
Why are statues created? Probably to honor famous people or perhaps purely out of artistic inspiration.