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