Buddha in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
The spectacular statue in coastal Aluthgama, Sri Lanka is considered the tallest sitting Buddha statue in the world at 160 feet. Built in 2007 it has become one of the country’s most important tourist destinations.
Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, China
This breathtaking statue is the fourth tallest in the world at 354 feet, with 3 different faces representing the Guanyin. The statue is located in Nanshan Temple of Sanya.
Virgin of Peace, Venezuela
This concrete statue stands at 153 feet and is the tallest statue of the Virgin Mary. It is also the tallest sculpture in all of the Americas. Despite its grandeur, it does not receive many visitors.
Great Buddha of Thailand
Thailand’s tallest statue is not only 300 feet tall but also 210 feet wide, and is the ninth tallest statue in the world. The cement statue is painted gold to represent the Gautama Buddha, the most important figure in Buddhism.
Mother of the Motherland, Ukraine