In 2019, a girl of just 21 years old entered the Guinness Book of Records by becoming the youngest traveler to visit all the sovereign countries of the world. What envy, no? This is very difficult to realize even in a lifetime, since there are so many incredible corners on Earth to discover that one must carefully choose where to invest their time and money. Luckily there is the Internet, which allows us to go from one place to another in seconds for free. Today’s virtual tour will be specifically around the most immense statues in our vast world.
14. Great Buddha of Ling Shan, China
It is a 88-meter building (if we add the 9-meter base), 1.5 times the size of Cinderella’s castle and more than 700 tons. This impressive representation of the Buddhist leader is located in the Jiangsu province , in the extreme east of China, and its construction was completed in 1996.
13. Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park, Japan
Planning began in 1975, and in 1989 the project was completed. With its 88 meters total, when it was inaugurated it was the largest statue in the world, a record that it held until 1991. The work contains more than 20 floors, is located on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, and portrays Guanyin, a very important figure of Buddhist culture related to compassion. For this reason, the translation of his name would be: “(He who) hears the laments of the world.”
12. Statue of the Motherland, Russia
Also known as “The Motherland Calls!” , it is a structure erected on the Mamayev Kurgan hill, in Volgograd. In addition to being a personification of Mother Russia, she is also considered a modern interpretation of the goddess of victory Nike . Yes, like sneakers, that’s where the name comes from !
Its construction began in May 1959, and ended in October 1967, being the tallest in the world when it was inaugurated. For its design, the model Valentina Izótova, a native of the place, posed , who was recruited by an artist who worked in the complex.