A look at some of the tallest statues in the World:
The Statue of Unity, portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, during its inauguration in Kevadia, in the western state of Gujarat, India, on October 31, 2018. The monument, standing 597 feet (182 meters) tall, is now the tallest statue on Earth.
Stairs lead up to the 420-foot (128-meter) Spring Temple Buddha statue, now the second tallest in the world. The statue stands near the town of Zhaocun, in Lushan County, Henan, China, and was completed in 2008.
Laykyun Sekkya, in Khatakan Taung, Myanmar, a statue of Buddha standing 380 feet (115.8 meters) tall.
The Ushiku Great Buddha in Ibaraki, Japan, photographed on April 29, 2018. The 330-foot-tall (100-meter-tall) statue, completed in 1993, held the title of the world’s tallest statue for nine years, and now holds the fourth-place slot.
The cityscape of Sendai, Japan, with the 330-foot-tall (100-meter-tall) Sendai Daikannon in the distance, viewed from Mount Aoba.
The Big Buddha of Thailand at Wat Muang Temple in Ang Thong Province, Thailand. The seated figure measures 302 feet (92 meters) tall.
The 289-foot-tall (88-meter-tall) Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park overlooks a festival in Takasaki, Japan. The monument depicts the bodhisattva Guanyin, or Avalokitesvara.
The Mamayev Kurgan World War II memorial complex with the statue The Motherland Calls in Volgograd, Russia, on August 22, 2017. The monument, the tallest statue in Russia, stands 279 feet (85 meters) tall.
The 259-foot-tall (79-meter-tall) Grand Buddha statue in Ling Shan, Jiangsu, China.
The Guanyin of Nanshan, photographed on October 25, 2017, in Sanya, Hainan, China. The statue, completed in 2005, measures 256 feet (78 meters) tall.
The 249-foot-tall (76-meter-tall) Guanyin statue in Hong Kong’s Tsz Shan Monastery.
And the 15th-tallest statue in the world: the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue in Bali, measuring 246 feet (75 meters). The copper-and-steel monument of Lord Vishnu riding on the mythical bird Garuda opened in September 2018.