On road trips when I was a kid, we always passed signs advertising for “The world’s largest” or “The very first”—and ever since then, I’ve been kind of hooked on seeing them for myself. For today’s post, let’s take a look at five of the world’s biggest statues, all of which are located in Asia.

1: Spring Temple Buddha

Located in China, this statue stands at 420 feet tall, or 502 feet including its pedestal.

2: Laykyun Setkyar

The second tallest statue in the world, Myanmar’s Laykyun Setkyar stands 381 feet tall.

3: Ushiku Daibutsu

Visit Japan to see the Ushiku Daibutsu, which towers at 360 feet.


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4: Nanshan Haishang Guanyin

Standing at 354 feet, this statue of Guanyin is located in China.

5: Statues of Emperors Yan and Huang

Rounding out the list, the fifth largest statues in the world are those of Chinese emperors Huang and Yan, at 348 feet.

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Sarah Vandenberg

As the managing editor of Frayed Passport, my goal is to help you build your bucket list, plan your travels, and tell your story. I've been to 19 countries and five continents so far, and while I'm based in Miami, I spend one-third of the year traveling to amazing destinations around the world. If you would like to contribute an article to Frayed Passport, feel free to get in touch with me at sarah@frayedpassport.com!