Top 10 Most Enormous Statues And Monuments Around The World

Top 10 Most Enormous Statues And Monuments Around The World

Top 10 Most Enormous Statues And Monuments

Sculptures are usually created as an iconic symbol. Around the world, monuments are built to commemorate memorable historical figures, an extraordinary life, deities and special event. Sculpture has the power to leave observers in a state of absolute amazement. Furthermore, they leave you with a feeling of great surprise or wonder. But standing beside a supersize statue can actually take your breath away. Taking many years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 10 enormous statues and monuments do just that.

10. Forever Marilyn

Forever Marilyn

Chinese artists spent two years creating this 26 feet tall, giant sculpture of Marilyn Monroe’s famous scene from the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch.” The statue has been displayed in several locations in the USA as well as in Australia.

9. Statue of Ganesha

Statue of Ganesha

This bright pink statue of Ganesha — one of the largest ganesha statue in the world. This beloved Hindu god measures 52 ft high and 78 ft wide. The giant statue sits in the Chachoengsao province of Thailand.

8. The statue of Mevlana Rumi

The statue of Mevlana Rumi

The statue of Mevlana Rumi (a 13th-century Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic) is 66 feet in height, including its foundation. This amazing statue was designed and built by the sculptor Eray Okkan.

7. Mansu Hill Grand Monument

Mansu Hill Grand Monument
The central part of the monument are two tall statues of North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, made of bronze. Originally comprising one statue, that of Kim Il-sung covered in gold leaf, but this was later altered to bronze. Finally, the site was expanded to include a statue of Kim Jong-il in 2012 after the leader’s death. Standing 73 feet in height, the original was completed in 1972.

6. The Christ the Redeemer

The Christ the Redeemer
The Christ the Redeemer is an awe-inspiring statue of Jesus Christ, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue scales more than 2,000 feet above the city to offer visitors most stunning views. Standing at the 100 feet in height, statue’s awe-inspiring scale and design resulted in its recognition as one of the seven new wonders of the world.

5. Youth Mao Zedong Statue

Youth Mao Zedong Statue

This statue, stands more than 105 ft in height, perched in China’s Hunan Province. The monument depicts Chairman Mao Zedong head at the age of 32. The work is said to have cost as much as $35 million to build.

4. The Merlion of Sentosa

The Merlion of Sentosa

The Merlion of Sentosa, standing on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, is a 121 feet tall sculpture. The statue seems like a mythical creature with a lion head and fish’s body. Also, the Merlion (lion city) is the national personification of Singapore.

3. Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue

Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue

The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, 130 feet tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback. The statue sits on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex on the bank of the Tuul River. It cost as much as $5 million to build, and erected in 2008. Visitors can walk up to the head of the horse through the statue’s chest and neck, where they have a panoramic view.

2. Rock sculpture of Decebalus

Decebalus, Dacia’s last kingThis rock sculpture of the face of Decebalus, the last king of Dacia, is carved on a rocky outcrop on the river Danube, at the Iron Gates near the city of Orsova in Romania. The more than 130 feet high sculpture is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe.

1. Lord Murugan statue

Lord Murugan statue

This Lord Murugan statue presides at the entrance of the Batu Caves of Selangor, Malaysia. Made with 250 tons of steel and 300 liters of gold paint, the 140 feet sculpture is said to be the world’s second tallest statue of a Hindu deity. It’s also the tallest statue in Malaysia.