Spring Temple Buddha
The Spring Temple Buddha is the largest statue in the world. The total height of the monument is 153 meter (502 ft) including a 20 meter (66 ft) lotus throne and a 25 meter (82 ft) building. Construction of the Spring Temple Buddha was planned soon after the Bamiyan Buddhas were blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The statue was finished in 2008 and depicts Vairocana Buddha.
Estimated costs for this statue are around $18 million. It consist of around 1,100 pieces of copper cast, with a total weight of 1,000 tonnes. Beneath the statue is a Buddhist monastery.
The Spring Temple Buddha stands 420 feet (128 meters) tall, making this statue an amazing sight. If you account the 82 ft (25 m) pedestal/building it is placed on, the total height goes up to 502 ft (153 m). To put this in perspective, this statue is 1.65 times taller than the Statue of Liberty, and 3.85 times taller than the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer from Rio.