86 Grand Statues of the World

Jul 15, 2016 | Views: 29,739

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Please view these wonderful large statues built around the world. They commemorate something close to people’s hearts. Something that brings hope, inspiration or a reminder of something people wish to aspire to. Whether the statues are religious or secular in nature, the human spirit is uplifted when they see something that gives meaning to them in large splendour. I hope you will be blessed by some of these images and I wish you blessings always.

Tsem Rinpoche

[Note: Originally, there were 86 statues on this post but we are also sharing many other more statues as we go. The current number is at 165.]

 


 

1. Guan Yin of Sanya, Hainan, China.

Height: 354ft (108m)

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2. Emperors Yan and Huang of Zhengzhou, China.

Height: 348ft (106m)

The statue of Emperors Yan and Huang is currently the fifth tallest statue in the world. To see the statue, travel by bus No.16 from Zhengzhou bus station to the Yellow River Scenic area about 16 miles NW of the city.

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3. Sendai Dai Kannon, Japan.

Height: 328ft (100m)

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4. Peter the Great of Moscow, Russia.

Height: 322ft (98m)

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5. Grand Buddha of Lingshan, Wuxi, China.

Height: 289ft (88m)

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6. Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako Park, Hokkaido, Japan.

Height: 289ft (88m)

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7. The Motherland Calls of Mamayev Kurgan,
Volgograd, Russia.

Height: 279ft (85m)

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8. Awaji Kannon of Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan.

Height: 263ft (80m)

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9. Maitreya Buddha, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Height: 236ft (72m)

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10. Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan, China.

Height: 233ft (71m)

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11. The Motherland Monument, Kiev, Ukraine.

Height: 335ft (102m)

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12. Jibo Kannon of Daihonzan Naritasan Temple,
Fukuoka, Japan.

Height: 204ft (62m)

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13. Guan Yin of Mount Xiqiao, Guangdong, China.

Height: 253ft (77m)

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14. Aizu Jibo Dai Kannon, Fukushima, Japan.

Height: 187ft (57m)

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15. Tokyo Wan Kannon, Chiba, Japan.

Height: 184ft (56m)

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16. Hanuman Mandir, New Delhi, India.

Height: 108ft (33m)

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17. Usami Dai Kannon, Shizuoka, Japan.

Height: 164ft (50m)

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18. Kamaishi Dai Kannon, Iwate, Japan.

Height: 159ft (48.5m)

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19. Samantabhadra of Mount Emei, Sichuan, China.

Height: 158ft (48m)

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20. The Monument to Peace, Trujillo, Venezuela.

Height: 154ft (47m)

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21. The Statue of Liberty, New York, United States.

Height: 305ft (93m)

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22. Spring Temple Buddha, Henan, China.

Height: 682ft (208m)

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23. Lord Murugan of Batu Caves, Gombak, Malaysia.

Height: 140ft (42.7m)

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24. Byakue Dai Kannon of Takasaki, Gunma, Japan.

Height: 137ft (41.8m)

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25. Goddess​ Matsu of Meizhou Island, Fujian, China.

Height: 46ft (14m)

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26. José Maria Morelos, Janitzio, Mexico.

Height: 131ft (40m)

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Isla Janitzio is famous for having the ugliest statue of Jose Maria Morelos, the independence leader, in all of Mexico. You climb up through his wide belly and get a view from inside his raised wrist. (Richard McGuire photo)

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27. Amitabha Buddha of Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Height: 120ft approx. (36.5m approx.)

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28. Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, Karnataka, India.

Height: 131ft (40m)

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29. The Merlion of Sentosa, Singapore.

Height: 122ft (37m)

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30. Guru Padmasambhava of Samdruptse, Sikkim, India.

Height: 118ft (36m)

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31. Dai Kannon of Tawazako, Akita, Japan.

Height: 115ft (35m)

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32. Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Height: 133ft (40.5m)

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33. Buddha Shakyamuni, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

Height: 112ft (34m)

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34. Virgin of Mas Rillier, Miribel, France.

Height: 133ft (40.5m)

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35. Buddha Maitreya of Beopjusa, Boeun, Korea.

Height: 108ft (33m)

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36. Laozi of Maoshan, Jiangsu, China.

Height: 108ft (33m)

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37. Buddha Shakyamuni of Mindrolling Monastery,
Uttarakhand, India.

Height: 130ft (40m)

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38. Buddha of Wat Indraviharn, Bangkok, Thailand.

Height: 105ft (32m)

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39. Nihon-ji Daibutsu, Chiba, Japan.

Height: 102ft (31m)

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40. Lord Shiva, Uttarakhand, India.

Height: 100ft (30.5m)

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41. Thousand-Armed Guan Yin, Hunan, China.

Height: 325ft (99m)

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42. Guan Yin of Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang.

Height: 99ft (30.2m)

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43. Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Height: 125ft (38m)

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44. Ksitigarbha of Mount Jiu Hua, Anhui, China.

Height: 325ft (99m)

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45. The Great Buddha of Wat Muang,
Ang Thong, Thailand.

Height: 125ft (38m)

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46. The Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan.

Height: 37.5ft (11.4m)

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The Great Buddha (Daibutsu) on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Japan.

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47. Buddha of Indosan Nippon Temple, Bodhgaya, India.

Height: 82ft (25m)

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48. Buddha of Dongwasa Temple, Daegu, South Korea.

Height: 108ft (33m)

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49. Buddha of Gakwonsa Temple, Cheonan, South Korea.

Height: 49ft (15m)

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50. Buddha of Bahirawa Kanda, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Height: 88ft (27m)

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51. Buddha of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple,
Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

Height: 98ft (30m)

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52. Reclining Buddha of Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.

Length: 46ft (14m)

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53. Buddha of Kande Viharaya Temple, Kalutara, Sri Lanka.

Height: 131ft (40m)

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54. Buddha Statue of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Height: 59ft (18m)

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55. Monywa Buddhas of Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung, Myanmar.

Reclining Buddha (length): 295ft (90m) ;
Standing Buddha (height): 414ft (126m)

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56. Buddha Statues of Kyaik Pun Paya, Bago, Myanmar.

Height: 89ft (27m)

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57. The Big Buddha of Wat Phra Yai Temple, Pattaya, Thailand.

Height: 59ft (18m)

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58. The Big Buddha of Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai, Thailand.

Height: 49ft (15m)

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59. The Big Buddha of Wat Phra Yai Temple, Koh Samui, Thailand.

Height: 39ft (12m)

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60. Buddha Statue at Koh Thom Commune, Kandal, Cambodia.

Height: 66ft (20m)

 

61. Buddha Statue at Koh Thom Commune, Kandal, Cambodia.

Height: 115ft (35m)

 

62. Buddha Amitabha of Mount Lushan, Jianxi, China.

Height: 158ft (48m)

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63. Buddha Statue of Yishan, Jiangsu, China.

Height: 108ft (33m)

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64. The Rongxian Giant Buddha, Sichuan, China.

Height: 122ft (37m)

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65. Jinding Buddha of Mount Liuding, Dunhua, China.

Height: 158ft (48m)

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66. Mengshan Giant Buddha, Shanxi, China.

Height: 207ft (63m)

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67. Big Buddha of Yungang, Shanxi Province, China.
Height: 56ft (17m)

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68. Thiruvalluvar Statue at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

Height: 133ft (40.6m)

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69. Hongguang Shan Buddha of Urumuqi, Xinjiang, China.

Height: 134ft (40.8m)

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Good news! More pictures of various statues around the world have been found. Please enjoy the pictures and let me know what are your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

70. Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha, Myanmar.
Height: 269ft (82m)

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71. Avukana Buddha Statue, Sri Lanka.
Height: 40ft (12m)

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72. Gommateshwara Statue at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka, India.
Height: 56ft (17m)

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73. Standing Buddha, Sarnath, India.
Height: 263ft (80m)

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74. Lama Tsongkhapa of Xiaqiong Monastery, Qinghai, China.
Height: 72ft (22m)

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75. The Great Unification Buddha of Sinheungsa,
Gangwon, South Korea.
Height: 62ft (18.9m)

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76. Guan Yin of Wuzhong Qu, Suzhou, China.
Height: 216.5ft (66 m)

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77. Buddha Statue of Xin Yi Fo Yuan Temple, Ipoh, Malaysia.
Height: 78ft (24 m)

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78. Reclining Buddha of Nanzoin Temple, Fukuoka, Japan.
Height: 36ft (11m) ; Length: 134ft (41 m)

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79. The Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan.
Height: 393ft (120 m)

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80. Reclining Buddha at Buddha Park, Vientiane, Laos.
Length: 130ft (40m)

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81. Buddha Statue of Linh Phong Zen Temple,
Phu Cat (Binh Dinh), Vietnam.
Height: 226ft (69m)

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82. Buddha Maitreya, Guyuan, Ningxia, China.
Height: 72ft (22m)

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83. Buddha at Wat Phikun Thong, Tha Chang, Thailand.
Height: 138ft (42m)

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84. Great Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu, Bhutan.
Height: 177ft (54m)

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85. Peraliya Buddha statue at Tsunami Memorial,
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka.
Height: 61ft (18.5m)

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86. Phra Phuttha Sothon with Red Pedestal at Wat Bot,
Pathumtani, Thailand.
Height: 121ft (37m)

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87. Large Golden Buddha at Ban Khao Lao, Ratchaburi, Thailand.
Height: 79ft (24m)

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88. Phra Mae Guan Yin at Wat Bang Riang,
Phang-nga, Thailand.
Height: 46ft (14m)

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89. Phra Nak Prok (Buddha Protected by Nagas) at Wat Bang Riang,
Phang-nga, Thailand.
Height: 92ft (28m)

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90. Four Golden Buddha Statues at Wat Doi Sapphanyu,
Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Height: 164ft (50m)

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91. Phra Pratan Thammachaleomprakiat White Buddha at
Wat Phrachao Lai, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Height: 358ft (109m)

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92. Manjushri at Mount Wutai, China.
Height: 9.2ft (2.8m) excluding the base

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93. Reclining Buddha at Wat Hat Yai Nai, Khuan Lang, Thailand.
Length: 115ft (35m) ; Height: 49ft (15m) ; Width: 33ft (10m)

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94. Buddha Statue at Wat Phutthathiwat, Yala, Thailand.
Height: 47ft (14.3m)

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95. Phra Sakol Simamongkol at Wat Theppitak Punnaram,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Height: 148ft (45m)

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96. Phuket Big Buddha, Phuket, Thailand.
Height: 148ft (45m)

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97. Golden Buddha at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua),
Krabi, Thailand.
Height: 298ft (90.9m)

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98. Big Buddha Statue at Wat Klang Bang Phra,
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.
Height: 99ft (30m)

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99. Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj at Hat Yai Municipal Park, Songkhla, Thailand.
Height: 65.3ft (19.9m)

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100. Buddha Amitabha at Fansipan Mountain, Vietnam.
Height: 70.5ft (21.5m)

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101. Showa Daibutsu at Seiryu-ji, Aomori, Japan.
Height: 70ft (21.35m)

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102. Takaoka Daibutsu at Takaoka, Toyama, Japan.
Height: 52ft (15.9m)

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103. Ofuna’s White-Robed Kannon, Japan.
Height: 96.4ft (29.4m)

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104. Ryozen Kannon at Kyoto, Japan.
Height: 79ft (24m)

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105. Torii Kannon at Saitama, Japan.
Height: 115ft (35m)

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106. Sitting Byakue Kannon at Fukushima, Japan.
Height: 87ft (26.4m)

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107. Big Jizo Statue at Niigata, Japan.
Height: 57.5ft (17.5m)

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108. Lok Yeay Mao Statue at Bokor National Park,
Kampot, Cambodia.
Height: 95ft (29m)

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109. Big Buddha of Longmen, Henan, China.
Height: 56ft (17.14m)

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110. Fo Guang Big Buddha, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Height: 355ft (108m)

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111. Golden Sanbangsan Bomunsa Medicine Buddha,
Jeju Island, South Korea.
Height: 49ft (15m)

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112. Great Buddha of Nofukuji Temple, Hyogo, Japan.
Height: 59ft (18m)

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113. Reclining Buddha of Vat That Khao, Vientiene, Laos.
Length: 99ft approx. (30m approx.)

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114. Big Buddha Statue of Dickwella, Sri Lanka.
Height: 148ft (45m)

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115. Golden Buddha statue on the Mekong River,
Sop Ruak, Northern Thailand.
Height: 53ft (15.99m)

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116. Mudon Giant Buddha, Mon State, Myanmar.
Height: 177ft (54m)

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117. Ksitigarbha Statue at Hsiang-Te Temple, Tiangsan, Taiwan.
Height: 118ft (36m)

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118. Lord Ganesha statue at Khlong Khuean Ganesh International Park, Chachoengsao, Thailand.
Height: 99ft (30m)

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119. Big Buddha Statue of Nammireuksa,
Jeollanam-do, South Korea.
Height: 118ft (36m)

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120. Sehtatgyi Paya, Pagoda Street, Pyay, Myanmar.
Height: 230ft (70m)

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121. Golden Buddha in Dalat, Vietnam.
Length: 79ft (24m)

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122. Shurakuen Big Buddha at Shurakuen Park,
Tokai City, Japan.
Height: 62ft (18.79m)

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123. Phra Phuttha Rattanamongkhon Mahamuni,
Roi Et, Thailand.
Height: 223ft (67.85m)

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124. Nangayon Paya (Dragon Pagoda), Mandalay, Myanmar.
Height: 20ft (6m)

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125. Amitabha Buddha at Templo Budista Chen Tien,
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
Height: 32.8ft (10m)

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126. Golden Buddha at Sanctuary Phap Vuong Thu
Noyant-d’Allier, France
Height: 20ft (6m)

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127. The Nanshan Buddha, Yantai City, Shandong, China.
Height: 127ft (38.66m)

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128. Dignity of Chamberlain, South Dakota, USA.
Height: 50ft (15.24m)

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129. Buddha of Mahamongkol Chai Dhamma Temple Complex, Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Height: 100ft (31m)

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130. Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Cultural Park, Bali, Indonesia.
Height: 246ft (75m)

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131. Statue of Equality (Ramanuja), Muchintal,
Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Height: 216ft (65.8m)

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132. African Renaissance Monument, Collines des Mamelles, Dakar, Senegal.
Height: 161ft (49m)

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133. Santa Rita de Cássia, Santa Cruz,
Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Height: 138ft (42m)

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134. Basaveshwara statue, Gadag, Karnataka, India.
Height: 111ft (33.83m)

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135. Buddha Statue at Buddha Park of Ravangla,
Sikkim, India.
Height: 130ft (40m)

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136. Dhyana Buddha statue at Amaravathi, India.
Height: 125ft (38m)

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137. Walking Buddha Statue at Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka.
Height: 80ft (24.5m)

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138. Statues of Gautam Buddha, Kabir Das, Sant Ravidas, Guru Ghasidas and Birsa Munda at Ambedkar Memorial Park in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Height: 18ft (5.5m)

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139. Buddha Statue at the Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai, India.
Height: 22ft (6.7m)

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140. Big Buddha Statue in Zaisan Square,
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Height: 23ft (7m)

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141. Seated Buddha Statue in Darkhan, Mongolia.
Height: Approx. 24ft (approx. 7.3m)

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142. Seated Buddha Statue at Huayan Temple,
Chongqing, China.
Height: 53ft (15m)

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143. Statue of Somdej Toh at Wat Bot in Pathum Thani, Thailand.
Height: 92ft (28m)

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144. Various Buddha Statues at Wat Thamkrabok,
Saraburi, Thailand.
Height: With an average height of approx. 15ft
(approx. 4.5m) and above

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145. Buddha statue at Khai Nguyen pagoda in
Son Tay district, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Height: 236ft (72m)

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146. Giant Amitabha Buddha Statue in Alberta, Canada.
Height: 49ft (15m)

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147. Rambodagalla Buddha Statue in Monaragala Temple, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.
Height: 67.5ft (20.5m)

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148. Stone Buddha statue in Ikh Burkhant, Dornod, Mongolia.
Height: 295ft (90m)

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149. Big Buddha Statue in Chin Swee Caves Temple, Pahang, Malaysia.
Height: 49ft (15m)

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150. Buddha of Long Son Pagoda, Nha Trang, Vietnam.
Height: 79ft (24m)

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151. Buddha Statue in Kachkanar, Russia.
Height: 20ft (6m)

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152. Standing Buddha Statue at Wat Thipsukhontharam,
Don Salap, Thailand.
Height: 105ft (32m)

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153. Buddha statue of Eluru Buddha Park,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Height: 74ft (23m)

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154. Gautama Buddha Statue, Leh District Ladakh, India.
Height: 71ft (22m)

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155. Baguashan Great Buddha Statue in Changhua City, Changhua County, Taiwan.
Height: 79ft (24m)

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156. Buddha Statue of Buddha International Welfare Mission, Howrah, West Bengal, India.
Height: Approx. 30ft (approx. 9m)

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157. Buddha Statue in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Height: 15.5ft (4.7m)

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158. Buddha Maitreya, Zhejiang Province, China.
Height: 186ft (56.74m)

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159. Buddha Statue at Belum Caves, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Height: 40ft (12m)

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160. Buddha Statue at Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul, South Korea.
Height: 75.5ft (23m)

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161. Tokyo Daibutsu of Jorenji Temple, Itabashi, Tokyo.
Height: 42.7ft (13m)

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162. Guan Yin of Naksan Temple, Yangyang, Korea.
Height: 59ft (18m)

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163. Lady Buddha Da Nang Statue at Linh Ung Pagoda,
Da Nang, Vietnam.
Height: 220ft (67m)

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164. Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)

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165. Buddha Maitreya Statue in Kalmykia, Russia.
Height: 41ft (12.5m)

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I hope you have enjoyed to view these statues around the world. I find them very interesting. All of them.

And I had wished to build something like that also. In Dharma, as many molecules that exist in the Buddha statue and for how long it exists is the amount of merit you collect. The merits are the fuel for us to gain attainments during our meditations/practice. When others pay homage or derive benefit from viewing these Buddha images, you also collect great amounts of merit for being the cause of their merits. Even after you have died, and the statues exist, the merit will still follow you to wherever you are. The merits continue for as long as the statue exists. And the bigger they are the more others will have a chance to see even from a distance. For everyone, even spirits and animals to even see a Buddha image plants the seeds for the causes of enlightenment to spring up in the future. It plants the seed for the causes for the eradication of suffering within oneself to arise in the future. It creates causes to meet a Buddha or a skillful teacher in the future. We have the potential for enlightenment, we just need the causes to make it arise. The innumerable benefits of Buddha statues are beyond imagination.

The two Buddhas in Cambodia are amazing. It shows the devotion of the people to Lord Buddha. Although sometimes livelihood is strained, they still can build something so great. I fold my hands to them. It is a testament to the human spirit and spirituality.

It is truly inspiring. We should all have beautiful shrines at home to inspire us, bless us and our families. To get a perfect representation of the Buddha in our homes is a source of great blessings for many years to come. What a wonderful way to bless our kids and pets also. ‘Investing’ in such a image brings great benefits. We invest in cars and houses but their benefits are temporal and short. While ‘investing’ in a supreme image of an Enlightened beings brings benefit for now and way into the future.

It is the BEST ‘investment’ of your lives. Really it is.

Tsem Rinpoche
 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 26, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Statues of the Buddha have always been historically important artistic, religious, and social symbols. The bigger the statues , to bless the whole surrounding area and all sentient beings seeing at a far distance. All those big Buddha are interesting , each and every countries have their statues built recording to their tradition and culture. Seeing a Buddha image plants the seeds for the causes of enlightenment to spring up in the future. Truly amazing ….could imagine how it was built at that time without modern technologies and equipment. Even though we might not have not seen before many of those beautiful Buddha Statues, yet we are blessed merely by looking at it. Hopefully Kechara Forest Retreat , Bentong Malaysia will have a huge Buddha Statues in future too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing…..lovely pictures shared.

  2. Chandra shyam dangol on Jul 24, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks to all for gave me the chance to make this maha manjushree .now I am going to carve 108 ft shiv .please comment and support me .

  3. Alice Tay on Mar 14, 2018 at 5:02 am

    All these big statues are very stunning. What amazes me are the people have the strong faith and able to obtain perfect resources to build and move these big statues for the benefit of others. This is really a good practice and hope the people able to maintain all these big statues to benefit the next generations.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. May everyone be blessed by all these big Buddhas whenever they see it.

  4. Fong on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful images above. Somehow, when statues are large, they impress upon the psyche and makes it difficult to forget once seen. And, they will play on our mind for a long time.

    Even looking at them here, make me wonder how the artisans fashion and construct them. A marvel indeed.

  5. Anne Ong on Nov 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    These statues are fabulous! Here are few of the statues that caught my eyes are..3. Emperors Yan and Huang of Zhengzhou, China Height : 106 m,11. Leshan Giant Buddha of Leshan, China Height : 71 m,72. Zhejiang Province, Xinchang region,76. Avukana Buddha Statue, Sri Lanka Height: 40 feet (12m),55. Buddha at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka Length :14m (46ft)
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful grand statues on blog. _/\_

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 23, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Big Buddha statues are awe inspiring, not just because of its size but because what it represents which is the enlightened qualities of a fully enlightened being.
    There is a certain calm one gets from just being in the presence of a gigantic Buddha statue, who exudes so much compassion and wisdom.

  7. Vivian Ong on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing a compilation of the world’s statues. It is amazing to see all these great statues. If given the chance to go for a holiday, I would choose to go for a pilgrimage trip to see these holy sites. It will be a great blessing to see and circumambulate these holy statues.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  8. TekLee on Oct 31, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the article. They are very beautiful and fascinating! Those people who build the big statues are really great. It’s not easy to build up such a big and beautiful statue. I am always impressed by the ordinary people who do extra ordinary things. In my life time, I must go and visit at least one of the places that Rinpoche mentioned. Although some of them are in Malaysia, but visit other country and see other different big statues is one my wishes. We must treasure the hard work that other people put in for us to enjoy now, and the great things in the world we have now, these big statues are the examples 🙂
    Thank you again Rinpoche _/\_

  9. Yee Mun on Sep 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you rinpoche for compiling and sharing with us Grand Statues of the World. Rejoice to those people that involved in building these big big statues.

    I may not have the chance to visit and pay homage to all the grand Buddha statues, but have chance to look at the photo of these grand statue is already a blessing. May Buddhism continue to flourish and more grand Buddha statues can be build.

  10. Stella Cheang on Aug 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I really appreciate this compilation of greatest outdoor statues of veneration in the world. Spiritual object that brings hope and inspiration is always something close to people’s heart; which is the reason behind the erection of these magnificent statues in the open. It is certainly a display of strong faith and conviction of the devotees to commission these statues. At the same time, it is also a blessing to have these statues in the open space because many people and sentient beings will be able to see the holy statue from afar without hindrance. I hope all the kind people in Malaysia will be inspired to build something of this magnificent scale in Kechara Forest Retreat too. It will be the best legacy we can offer to the next generation. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing info and photos of these 79 statues with us.

  11. Sofi on Aug 15, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the beautiful statues of the world. People show their respect and devotion through the statues to commemorate the greatness or virtue of the statue representation. I love the Buddha statues especially the tall ones where you can see from a far. How wonderful that the people had the merits to have these statues constructed, bringing untold blessings to all sentient beings who had the opportunity to see the Buddha statues.

    It would be wonderful if Kecharian were to work collectively to fulfil Rinpoche’s deep wish of having a tall Medicine Buddha statue built at KFR. What is more meritorious than to fulfil our Guru’s wishes which helps us gain merits to further our practises while blessing and benefitting others with deep imprint.

  12. samfoonheei on Aug 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article on these 74 grand statues around the world with beautiful pictures as well. Amazing to see it so beautifully built at that time when technology is not that advance.Cannot imagine how they manage to built it especially those at mountain top or far away from the city. These statues are really magnificent and each individual statues is unique .Do wish Rinpoche that your dream of having build one big statute at KFR be fulfilled.
    Thanks again Rinpoche i did enjoy looking at these beautiful pictures.

  13. Victoria Lam on Aug 14, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing so many magnificent pictures all around the world with beautiful statues.

    I do likes the big statues which naturally crafted with the ancient times on the mountains. It bring so much of peace. Buddhism teaching are so beneficial to every beings.

    We are so fortunate to have few bid statue in Malaysia like Penang,Batu Caves,and also not to forget the biggest Dorje Shugden in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang.

    May all readers do inspired by the beautiful pictures and may visit the places if have an opportunity, and also may advise as a travel guide.

    P/S:Attached with the picture below which is The World Largest Dorje Shugden statue in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. Pahang

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  14. Jutika Lam on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article on these 74 grand statues around the world.

    It is really wonderful to know that there are so many huge and grand statues of Buddhist deities residing around the world and watching over the land they preside in.

    It is really mindblowing imagining how these statues are built or how they are carved through mountains. I have great respect for the people who have put in a lot of effort in to building these statues.

    Thank you Rinpoche for taking time to compile these beautiful images for us!

  15. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 9, 2016 at 8:57 am

    These huge statues are absolutely beautiful, it’s amazing how the devotees managed to build them so big. I wish that one day I will be able to visit these great structures, especially those built in the ancient time.

    As we can see, Buddhism has penetrated into peoples’ lives even centuries ago, this is very important because it shows that Buddhism is real and Buddha’s teachings have benefited people, and that is why people built giant statues to commemorate and spread the Buddhadharma.

  16. Wei Theng on Aug 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these huge statues. I especially love seeing the Buddha statues regardless it is from which tradition. Always feel peace and calm when I see a Buddha image.

    I remember last time when I used to drive along Federal Highway, I always will look out for the Buddha statue from Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple that I can see from far. I felt peace and safe when I saw that Buddha statue from far especially when I was driving at night. So, it is really great if a Buddha Statue is huge and tall as it can let more people to see from far. May I have a chance to visit all the Buddha statues shared in this blog post.

    p/s: Attached is the picture of the Buddha statue in white in the pagoda in Buddhsit Maha Vihara. At night, we can see clearly it from far when it is lighted up. 🙂

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  17. Pastor KH Ng on Aug 8, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for this posting of the 74 grand statues of the world.

    It is interesting that most of these grand statues are of Buddhas and Boddhisattvas. Interestingly, statue of Christ in Rio and the Statue of Liberty are amongst the none Buddhist statues.
    The reason Buddhist are so into building big statues is because Buddhist believe that the bigger the statue the more merits one generates by seeing, prostrating and regarding the statues as the actual Buddhas. And we need lots of merits to overcome our selfish minds. All the iconographies of the Buddhas represents certain aspect of the enlightened body, speech and mind. So, by having bigger statues, it benefit beings more.

  18. Echeah on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Wow, these statues are magnificent! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing them. Statues of such magnitude, especially of holy beings will definitely bless the environment, and the living beings therein. We also place statues of enlightened beings on our altars, not to pray to them like idols, but to help in our visualisation and to remind ourselves of the very qualities of the Buddha or deity that we aim to achieve.

  19. Lin Mun on Aug 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    These are very beautiful statues. Thank you for sharing this pictures. I particularly like Leshan Giant Buddha. It is amazing that people can carve such a huge Buddha even without much technology assistance during that time.

    This shows the love, compassion and determination towards Buddhism. May all the statues bless the land and those who visited the area.

  20. HelenaC on Aug 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Wowwwww. Incredible. What a blessing to have such a huge statue to blessed the region, the land and the people. And the people whom involved in the project will leave them a legacy. Nice…
    I Wish Kechara Forest Retreat’s Medicine Buddha Hill will manifest soon to have huge medicine Buddha statue.
    Thank you for sharing such an amazing blog post Rinpoche.

  21. Steven Tennant on Dec 24, 2015 at 1:44 am
  22. wooishen on Dec 23, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for your sharing… Now i just know that in Japan have so many big Grand Statues…. Wish i can visit all great Buddha statues… Rejoice…

  23. Cynthia Lee on Oct 9, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you for compiling this post for us to feast our eyes. I rejoice for those who left such grand legacies during their short lifetime which continuously bring benefits to many others in the years to come. May I have the wisdom now and future lives to always invest in statues which brings the best returns rather than meaningless investments that I cannot bring to my next life.

  24. Casteven Lim (KHJB) on Oct 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for touring us all around the world with so many sacred stunning huge holy statues. We are probably hard to visit those places one by one but now we just can visit by our fingertips through Rinpoche blog.

    I totally agree what Rinpoche wrote in the article;
    ” ‘Investing’ in such a image brings great benefits. We invest in cars and houses but their benefits are temporal and short. While ‘investing’ in a supreme image of an Enlightened beings brings benefit for now and way into the future.
    It is the BEST ‘investment’ of your lives. Really it is. ”

    No matter how smart or wise to Invest and get return, to help or contribute to built a Huge Buddha statue definitely the great Investment for us to gain the Return not only in this life time.

    Hopefully we will have a Giant Vajra Yogini, Giant Lama Tsongkhapa and Giant Dorje Shugden statues in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia soon (with folded hands). I truly wish i may be a part to contribute and sponsor to built big statues in KFR.

    Your sincerely,
    Casteven

  25. Julien Roth on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Its so nice to know that there are so many amazing statues around the world. So many statues, and so many different religions represented behind them. They are all equally beautiful in their own special way.

    I am happy to say i have seen three of these 74 great statues. I have seen the Merlion in Singapore, The Lord Murugan in Batu Caves and the Tian Tan Buddha of Ngong Ping in Hong Kong. Seeing such amazing and huge statues was truly a wonderful experience for me. I think that everyone should be able to have the same experience as me.

    When it comes to the statue in Batu Caves and the statue in Hong Kong there is a large number of steps if you want to reach the foot of the statue. Sometime i wonder why this is. It may be because it is on a mountain, or maybe its a message. Maybe the message is that you need to work hard and push yourself to achieve peace and be with the Buddha. Just one of my thoughts. Not very developed yet though.

    Thank you Rinpoche for taking the time out of your busy schedule to gather all the images and information for all of us to read. I really appreciate it Rinpoche.

  26. Jacinta Goh on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Rinpoche, thank you for compiling and sharing it here.It is the easiest and convenient way for us to pay homage to all the ‘colossal’ statues (especially Buddhas’ statues) in the world in one shot. It is indeed a testament to the human spirit and spirituality. This is the ‘BEST’ investment ever as the generation of merits will never stop as long as the statue exist. May it also benefits those who hear or think about it!

  27. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing the images of Buddha and the benefits of ‘investing’ a supreme image of an Enlightened beings.

    We invest in cars and houses but their benefits are temporal and short. ‘Investing’ in a supreme image of an Enlightened beings brings benefit for now and way into the future. It is the BEST ‘investment’ of our lives.

  28. Edwin Tan on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    From this article, I can see that Japan really loves Guan Yin [Kannon], and they have many variations of her.

    It is amazing that some statues are carved right out from cliffs / mountains. Really great works…

    Too bad the Bamiyan Buddha statue is destroyed… but I understand the people are restoring the statue, great effort by them.

    Thank you for the lovely statues around the World, Rinpoche.

  29. pema thrinley on Sep 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you so much rinpoche,

    they are so wonderful that some i have never seen. thank you for creating the thud of inspiration.
    long live My Guru

  30. Valerie on May 11, 2014 at 4:34 am

    All of these are so beautiful <3

  31. Lucas Roth on Oct 16, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    this is amazing to know that all these countries have buddhism and all these countries have such beautiful statues, i have seen two of these statues which is the one at the batu caves and the one at lantau island. thank you Rinpoche for sharing this

  32. RR on Sep 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    This Statue measuring 133 ft can also be included, details

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiruvalluvar_Statue

  33. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Sep 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. I’m awed with the huge statues, these are not just a tourist attraction but a blessing generator to the surrounding. Buddha image does have the energy of calming the area and enable those who involved in the building of the huge Buddha statue generate merits. It is very inspiring to see the Cambodians able to build such a magnificent Buddha statue hope that I can have the devotion and the heart to build a Holy image.

  34. Wylfred Ng on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Wow there are so many amazing statue in the world. I really appreciate the people who built those statues and preserve it well so that we are still able to blessed by those statue in the future. I hope that one day we will have a world’s biggest Lama Tsongkhapa statue in the future.

  35. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Statues can be awe inspiring and send a strong message to people’s minds about what the country, place or the message that is top be conveyed. Lets work hard so we can build the large buddhist statues in Malaysia so it can benefit Malaysians.

  36. jerrysito on Sep 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    真的非常感恩上师詹杜固仁波切,设立了这个blog

    因为师父慈悲,让我们即使是只坐在电脑前面,就能够用短短的时间,看了那么多宏伟及庄严的佛像

    我想师父是如此的慈悲,知道我们没有能力飞去那么多的地方,就运用这平台,给予我们机会与各位大佛见面,并因此当我们观看每一张照片的时候,就已经善巧的为我们种下了,强大的佛法印记

    我深信当我们在佛法修行上迷路的时候,这佛法印记就会立刻出现来帮助我们,因为这是师父用心来给于身为弟子的我们最大的祝福与加持啊~

  37. Adrian Cho on Sep 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    This is Fantastic and Awesome, that now I can knows more about so many kind of different statue from each country. It was a nice places and so bless, when I looks on all this pictures.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful post to us.

  38. wansan on Aug 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Wow. Little did I know there are so many beautiful and big Buddha statues around the world. I must go and visit them one day! I like these 2 Buddha statue; one is the Hussain Sagar Buddha Statue, Hyderabad, India andother one is the Buddha at Wat Muang, Aung Thong, Thailand. This shows how much effort and hard work the workers put into it. The details of the statues are so intricate. Thank you Rinpcohe for sharing these holy images to us. _/\_

  39. Yasmin on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

    These statues are amazing! My favourite one was the statue in Shanxi Province, Taiyuan region. I wonder how they have built those statues that dated back to A.C! How did they even plan those designs out? and did those workers who completed it wear any gear or anything why building the statues? It must be really hard to build one of these statues. The statues look really magnificent.

  40. Albert Ratchaga on Aug 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

    It’s very beautiful to see all these Big statues in around the countries, we can also see that country who bare have enough for themselves can also come out funding for building Big statues, that means Buddhism for them is being in such high position that they willing to give in anything for it. Wish to see more and more coming Big statues around the world, it’ll show the growth in spirituality..

  41. Low KHJB on Aug 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche. These Grand Statues situated around the world is truly amazing.There is also a lot of interesting statue of worship we could find in Malaysia.As mention in the earlier blogs,we should make it a point to visit the Buddhist shrines in Kuantan.
    But,most of all I would like to visit KFR fully completed as there is a lot of generous sponsor or would be sponsors to complete our Guru vision of a great destination to perform a holy pilgrimage right here in Malaysia .For the whole world to see and benefit spiritually.

  42. beatrix ooi on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I love all the statues! It has shown that how much effort and hard work the people have put in to building all these statues, the statue builders sure have benefited and influenced a lot of people around the world. It would be a great honor to be able to visit these magnificent statues, my family and I have visited the one in Lantau Island, I was very fascinated by the statues and arts, the people really loved what they were doing( making statues).

  43. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche that bringing us travel around the world and have a quick view for such holy and scared sciences…

    May Kechara Forest Retreat being complete swiftly and KWPC manifest soon to let more and more peoples around the world being blessed…

  44. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.it was great to have view the great statues of the world.i like Rinpoche’s advice and agree that to have Buddha statues, it really can inspire us, bless us and our family members and friends. This is really good investment which will only bring in positive results to us . material investment cannot last long some even become a liability. ..think twice to make a good choice can benefit many many life time.

  45. Adrian Cho on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Wow…. This is fantastic and wonderful, that now I can knows more about grand big Buddha statue at so many places in this world. Also it is so nice and beautiful when looks on all this pictures and I feel blessed 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post to us.

  46. Shelly tai on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche for sharing all these beautiful statues. I love all the Buddhas statues but in particular the wrathful one they do not look scare to me even the very first time when I see them . Rinpoche is right we need to have a altar as much as we can make our altar neat and make offering everyday it do bring peace and harmony to our home.

  47. Julien Roth on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Wow, these statues are all so amazing. I actually have seen the statue on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It was really cool to be able to see one of the 71 greatest statues of the world. I have also seen others on this list like the Merlion in Singapore. They are all very Grand Statues indeed. Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche. I hope that i am able to see other ones of these statues some day.

  48. edward ooi on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, what Rinpoche said is very true. These 65 Grand Statues of the World is very beautiful, it shows how much efforts the workers put into building it. I hope that all the statues in the world will touch every living beings live and I also hope that the workers that build these statues, may they be reborn is the 2 higher realms.

  49. Wan on Jun 18, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful statues, many of them i never see before. Its quite amazing to see that even in the poor country which difficulty in their livelihood but they donate money to build holy statues. its show that those people are treasure and know the value of Buddhist like what Rinpoche mention above ‘We invest in cars and houses but their benefits are temporal and short. While ‘investing’ in a supreme image of an Enlightened beings brings benefit for now and way into the future.
    It is the BEST ‘investment’ of your lives.

  50. Volker Pöschel on Mar 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for the great pictures. May be you join the Hermann-Denkmal in Germany? Its height is complet 53.46 m (the figur on top is only 26,57). Since last year the is also a Jesus in Poland, like the one in Rio, but bigger.

  51. prasad on Dec 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    super status

  52. Ani Kunzang on Nov 9, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche. These pictures are breathtaking. To see one after the next opens the heart like standing on a mountain top. I had not really thought about that momentary effect of spaciousness they create in the mind. Nature does that too, like Uluru in Australia, or the Grand Canyon in the USA or the Himalayas – where for a moment all our regular sense of perspective shifts and becomes disoriented as our minds cannot comprehend the vastness. I love Kuan Yin especially, so was very happy to see her beauty so many times! And when I was a young adventurer (a long time ago lol) I travelled thru Asia and had the extraordinary blessing to visit the Bamiyan Buddhas. I had no idea of the spiritual significance at that time, but still feel an echo of the impact of their vast presence carved in the ancient earth.
    Thank you also for reminding us that a sacred image carries blessings beyond our imagination, through space and time.

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      Hello there. lol. Tulku Ahkon Norbu Lhamo gave me the name “Dondrub Dragpa” when i took Refuge with Her in november 2013.

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    hi, mainu eh saariya murtiya nu dekh k kaafi changa lga,thank,s

  55. Anila on Sep 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for taking so much trouble to put these beautiful pictures of the 65 Grand Statues of the world in your blog for us to see. I notice majority of the pictures taken are mostly in South East Asia apart from the few taken in the western countries. The statues are mostly of Buddhas and Kuan Yin and a few of other deities. Since most of the statues which are Kuan Yin and Buddhas represent compassion. The countries that built the statues are people who probably would think that people should have compassion first before emnbarking on giving help. I notice there are also two pictures one of Our lady of the sacred heart. And another of Jesus Christ. Both are also beings of compassion.

  56. ngeowchin on Aug 30, 2010 at 11:35 am

    All the creations above are expressions of art, devotion, human endeavour and spirituality. All very inspirational and they embody a special quality which touch the beholder’s heart and soul.
    My wish is to see more Lord Tsongkapa’s image in every country of the world and the quick manifestation of Kechara World Peace centre to provide the inspiration.
    Thank you Ripoche for introducing us to all the above wonderful statues. I would not have been able to see every one of them in my lifetime.

  57. Christoph on Aug 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Hello !!!

    Yesterday, I saw H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s Twitter on the 65 Grand Statues of the World. As he loves sacred art very much, it inspired me to make this video of the Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong.

    Thank you for His Eminence’s good inspirations and for all your precious work !!!

    Plenty of good and peaceful energies and inspirations to all of you !!!

    Christoph

    Hearing the Dharma
    http://vimeo.com/14343137

    About this video:
    “Hello everybody !!!

    On 16th july 2010, I had the chance to go to Lantau Island, Hong Kong, to see the Tian Tan Buddha of Ngong Ping.

    It was a very inspiring visit. The atmosphere was very special. There was everything from heavy heavy rain and wind to crystal clear sunshine. It was as if nature displayed all her palette of moods. And all this was happening on the background of peaceful, open space … which the Tian Tan Buddha helped one to become aware of.

    The statue is very beautiful and inspiring. With the right hand the Buddha makes the mudra (the gesture) of “fear not”, with the left hand he performs the mudra of giving. With his hands he also beautifully joins heaven and earth.

    Six Devas, or deities, are presenting their offerings to the Buddha : flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit and music. They symbolize the six paramita, the six perfections or transcendent actions, which while we are trying to practice them help us to free ourselves from the grip of the ego. The six paramita are generosity (dana), morality (shila), patience (kshanti), zeal (virya), meditation (dhyana) and wisdom (prajna).

    The whole atmosphere was one of “hearing the dharma”. The Indian notion of Dharma is like the Chinese idea of Dao or Tao (Do in japanese), the Way of things, the way of the cosmos. It is like the European idea of the “music of the spheres”. The root of the word “dharma” is “dhr”, which in sanskrit means “to sustain”. So dharma is that which sustains everything : the universe, life, nature, our diverse traditions, our own personal lives. This is why it also has the meaning of path, religion, duty, righteousness, appropriateness … It is the ultimate dynamic or/and order of what is.

    To illustrate the pictures, I found it appropriate to use Cyril Morin’s composition “The Four Noble Truths” which was part of the soundtrack to the film “Samsara”.

    The four noble truths are : the truth of suffering (Dukkha), the truth of the origins of suffering (Dukkha Samudaya), the truth of the cessation of suffering (Dukkha Nirodha) and the truth of the noble eightfold path leading to the cessation of suffering (Dukkha Nirodha Gamini Patipada Magga). The eightfold path consists of right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration.

    I was inspired today to make this video by a little posting I saw on the internet by H. E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on 65 Grand Statues of the World that bring the people of the world “hope, inspiration or a reminder of something people wish to aspire to.”

    Thank you Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for your inspirations and thank you to all of you who contribute to make this world a more inspired place 😉 !!!

    Lots of good and peaceful energies and inspirations to all of you !!!

    Christoph

    (23/08/2010)”

  58. Girlie on Aug 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Such collosial structures yet not intimidating.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these wonderful pictures.
    Surely our Lama Tsongkhapa statue in KWPC will
    also be inspiring.

  59. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Very inspiring to see huge Buddhas and representations of the enlightened mind. Huge Lama Tsongkhapas have been built in the past in Tibet which can calm down the entire environment and create a harmonious situation. The bigger the Buddha statue the more merit we can accrue if we pray or make offerings to what good qualities these huge Buddhas represent.

  60. Shirley Maya Tan on Aug 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Wow! Such beautiful statues!!!
    I did not even know that there were so many huge statues all around the world. I was very surprised to see that there are so many giant statues in Japan. They do make beautiful Kuan Yin statues – very Zen, serene.

    Although all 65 are essentially Buddha statues, but the individual culture of the country defines the unique style and look of these statues. One can tell the difference between a Thai Buddha Statue from a Chinese or Indian Buddha statue. They are all exquisite in their own right.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for taking the time to research, scan and select all these gorgeous pictures. Thank you.

  61. Patsy on Aug 23, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    The statues are so majestic and beautiful! One day we will have a big Lama Tsongkhapa in Kechara World Peace Center!

  62. wan on Aug 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing amazing big Buddha statues around the world. Its heart warming to see how people in different countries devoted themself to Buddhism by making big statues which benefit many people currently and will benefit many generation of us in future.

    Valentina and her friends from indonesia have booked tickets to thailand to visit a big Buddha statue at Wat Muang, Angthong. She was inspired by Rinpoche blog of big Buddha statue earlier. its a thoughtful of her for a wonderful trip.

    May Rinpoche wishes of having a big Statue in Malaysia be fulfill. May we create causes and be a part to make it manifest.

  63. Andrew Chiam on Aug 23, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for your time and sharing on such a wonderful compilation of the magnificent statue. A very enlightening article for mid-day reading.

    Thanks.

  64. Andrew James Boon on Aug 22, 2010 at 12:18 am

    What beautiful statues indeed! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing! The details on some of the Buddha images are amazing. Thierry and I were fortunate enough to visit the one in Penang (Kek Lok Si)and Koh Samui recently.

    I actually prefer the Kuan Yin statue in Penang without its current structure (roof and pillars). I feel it is more majestic and visible from afar without it (as in the picture here).

    Looking at these statues makes me dream of the beautiful statues we will have in KWPC. Something I want to manifest with all my heart. It would be wonderful to live and die there in the mountains…

  65. mitra on Aug 21, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    very nice statue. i like all holy statue.i m hear in malaysia but when i see all statue my mine allready there to vijit.i get bless from this all statue.i m verry happy to see holy tample and holy statue.in nepal also i fallow my mom to go many holy mandir.and she so kind alot of cloth food, umbrella,sweet water,frout, she offer to poor people.we not hight level but my mom always give to other.thank you rinpoche for all holy temple and holy statue to see us.thanky so much.

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    Sunday, Apr 5. 2020 03:25 PM
    Nairatmya is the Buddha Mother of the Sakya sect and is the embodiment of prajna wisdom. As well as a meditational deity and the consort of Hevajra which has many different forms and combinations of forms for these two deities. She has phenomenal power which enables practitioners to break through the ignorance of afflictions and increase the practitioners’ Buddha wisdom and merits. She did appeared to the Mahasiddha Virupa urging him to continue with his tantric practice. Depicted with the dharma protector Dorje Shugden forms a beautiful and powerful thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/nairatmya-she-who-has-no-self
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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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    In this beautiful thangka , depicted together with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. As a dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings .

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    I have seen wonderful pictures of people and animals hugging, playing together, it tell us a special bond between them. When we love them….the animals will gives you loves.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/absence-of-hatred
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    On the other subject on mantra, it is powerful words of Buddha which brings benefit to not only to the person who recite it but can be dedicated to all sentient beings. Appreciation to Buddha for providing mantra for us to recite and opportunity to change the situation to be better.

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    Friday, Apr 3. 2020 08:49 PM
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    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/letter-and-gifts-from-cusco-peru.html

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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
3 months ago
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
3 months ago
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
3 months ago
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
3 months ago
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
3 months ago
It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
3 months ago
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
3 months ago
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
8 months ago
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
8 months ago
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)