Where are they, what are they made of, and what do they depict?
Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity is located in the state of Gujarat, India and stands over a tenth of a mile tall at 597′. It is bronze-cladded concrete supported by steel, standing nearly twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, which ranks and number 49 on the list. It depicts Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home minister of independent India, who was instrumental in the Indian Independence movement… a historic series of events that helped to end British rule of India. It was designed by sculptor Ram V. Sutar and was completed on October 30, 2018.
Spring Temple Buddha
The next largest statue is located in China, more specifically the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, Henan. Constructing took over 11 years, beginning in 1997 and ending on September 1st of 2008. It stands 502′ tall and depicts a golden Virocana Buddha, however the true material that clads the Buddha is copper. For this reason, it weighs over 1,100 tons. It also houses a Buddhist monetary underneath.
Laykyun Sekkya Buddha
The Laykyun Sekkya Buddha’s home is Monywa, Manmar, located towards the center of the country. It is 381′ tall and depicts Gautama Buddha. It is hollowed out with windows, allowing the viewer to climb it. It began construction in 1996 and was completed in February of 1998.
Featured Image is close up of Spring Temple Buddha