The Greeks and Romans started the legacy of creating some of the tallest statues in the world. In our current times we have many tall statues and the Statue of liberty is one amongst them and believe it or not it was a friendship gift from France to America. We have many tall statues in the world and to name a few are Spring temple buddha in china,Virgin of peace(Venezuela),Lord murugan statue (Malaysia).I have created a list of the most beautiful and tallest statues in the world. If you like them please share with your friends.You can also click on the below mentioned links.
Tallest statue in the world - Marilyn monroe in chicago
Marilyn Monroe is a name that refuses to die. And now, the Hollywood actress’ most endearing onscreen image has been sculpted. A long-awaited 26-foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe was unveiled in Chicago on Friday. The sculpture Forever Marilyn by artist Seward Johnson is based on a scene from the movie ‘Seven Year Itch’ and will be on display until next spring, Reuters reported. A scene from the film shot atop a New York City subway vent, in which Monroe’s white dress is fluttered upward by gushing air from a passing train made the actress a superstar. The image of the actress in the particular scene and her white dress, which is considered an all-time fashion moment worldwide, has been depicted in the sculpture. The ivory-pleated 'Subway' dress was sold for $4.6 million at an auction in Los Angeles in June.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté eclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City. The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.
Statue of Christ the King high as 33 meters, has been established in the city Swiebodzin, Poland. With that height, the statue has become the world’s tallest statue of Jesus. Sylwester Zawadzki, 78-year-old priest created this statue. Local City officials say high statue of Jesus was actually reached 51 m, if the foundation and crown of golden statues counted. Thus, they claim the statue in Swiebodzin higher than the statue of Jesus who was in Bolivia and Brazil.
The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 40 metre (131 ft 3 in) tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km (33.55 mi) east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar), where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres (32 ft 10 in) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. It was designed by sculptor D. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargal and erected in 2008.
India’s tallest (70 feet) monolithic Hanuman statue. - Hanuman in a standing position has been chiseled out from 90 tonne grey granite rock brought from Andhra Pradesh. - It took 10 months for the 18 sculptors to carve this statue. - Statue is installed on a 30 feet high pedestal with the pedestal itself being an Octagonal temple with a 5 feet tall saffron
This is very huge statue of Lord Hanuman where Lord is seen sitting on his knees and offering prayers to Lord Rama. This kneel down statue of Lord Hanuman is situated in a village named Dumuriput in Orissa,India. This is a very famous statue of Orissa where Shri Ram Navami festival is held every year and celebrated attracting a large number of devotees.
Also known as the second Buddha, Guru Rinpoche helped preached and spread Buddhism in Tibet and Bhutan. At 123 ft it is the second largest statue which is located in Himachal Pradesh near the Rewalsar lake. The statue is nearly 4,000 feet above sea level. There are also some Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples near the Rewalsar lake. The place is frequented by Buddhist and Hindus.
One of the tallest statue with an height of 76 feet is located at Kachnar City in Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur is known for its bhedaghat falls,64 yogini temple and best place to reach kanha national park.
Lord Shiva in nepal
143-foot tall statue of Lord Shiva, which is on the way from Kathmandu to Banepa. Sanga is around 20 km from Kathmandu. The colossal statue of Lord Shiva is said to be the biggest in South Asia. The statue was constructed on the initiative of Mr.Kamal Jain. Mr .Jain has also contributed to construct a park in the area. The park that spreads over 75 ropanis has a 32-bed Ayurvedic hospital, a spa and meditation centers. The park and the statue were constructed at the cost of around Rs.120 million, according to Mr.jain. One has to pay NRs. 20 to enter the park and temple.