20 colossal monuments and statues around the world

We often wonder main geological features of the Earth: the summits of Everest and the bottom of the Mariana Trench. But mankind leaves its colossal structures. The monuments are built in honor of the memorable historical figures of deities. Monuments and colossal statues can be found all over the planet.

Watch these 20 images colossal structures that define the word “monumental”.

1. deity Murugan (Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia).
The construction of the sculpture was 250 tons of steel, 1,550 cubic meters of concrete and 300 liters of gold paint. Lord Murugan statue at the entrance to the Batu Caves is the tallest statue of the Hindu deity in Malaysia. In 2006, the statue was presented to the public during the festival of Thaipusam.

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2. The Motherland Calls! (Volgograd, Russia).
The monument “The Motherland Calls!” is considered a complex engineering design for the statue of posture, plant expansion. In 1967, when the statue, which was the tallest statue in the world was opened. Monument weighs 7,900 tons.

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3. Spring Temple Buddha (Lushan County, Henan, China).
Spring Temple Buddha is the only statue in the world of high altitude of 128 meters. Under the statue is a Buddhist monastery, which was built around 1100 copper castings.

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4. Cristo de la Concordia (Cochabamba, Bolivia).
The Bolivian statue of Jesus Christ with outstretched arms, has a height of 40.44 meters, together with the pedestal. Statue recalls a famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, near Rio. Breaking the 1,399 steps of the staircase, visitors enter the observation deck, located between the arms of the statue. Visiting the statue is only available on Sundays.

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5. Ten Precepts Bodhisattva Samantabhadra (Emeishan, Sichuan, China).
The statue “Ten Precepts Bodhisattva Samantabhadra” was built in 2006. This 48 meter high statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva ten, who sits on the elephant with six tusks quadriceps. At the base of the statue is a temple. Believers can come and pray and make offerings.

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6. The Great Buddha of Thailand (Ang Thong, Thailand).
The highest statue in Thailand – Thailand Great Buddha of 92 meters. (It is the same size as the Statue of Liberty, with the pedestal). Construction began in 1990 and ended only in 2008. In addition, the statue known as the “Big Buddha”. It is made of cement and covered with gold paint.

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7. Cross in the Valley of the Fallen (Madrid, Spain).
The height of 152 meters, this cross stands on a massive underground basilica and the crypt carved on the ridge tops in the Sierra de Guadarrama. Abbey is located behind a rock benedikttsev.

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8. Monument “Rear-front” (Magnitogorsk, Russia)
Monument consists of the employee, the devout warrior sword. The height of the monument “Rear-front” of 15 meters. The construction of the monument took place in 1979. The monument is part of the “triptych” Sword “. Also included in the triptych” The Motherland Calls “in Volgograd and the monument” Bronze Soldier “in Berlin.

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9. Guan Yin in the South Seas (Sanya, China).
The height of the statue of Guan Yin of 108 meters, making it the fourth tallest statue in the world. The statue of three. (To search the shore, and the other two people in the South China Sea). The statue, which is not surprising, it took six years for his erection.

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10. Giant Buddha statue (Leshan, China).
The construction of tall statue Leshan Giant Buddha 71 meters, led by a Buddhist monk named Hai Tong 700. It is said that he put out his eye, when donations for the construction of the local lord coveted statue.

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11. Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan (Erdene, TOV Province, Mongolia).
Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan height of 40 meters, is located on top of the statue of Genghis Khan resort on the banks of the Tuul River. Visitors can climb to the horse’s head through the passages in the chest and neck of the statue.

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12. Mangal Mahadev (Sawan, Mauritius).
Another statue of the Hindu god Shiva (the third highest – 33 meters) is located on Lake Ganga Talao, the discovery of the statue took place in 2007. Mangal Mahadev is a replica of the statue of Shiva in the lake Sursagar Vadadora , Gujarat, India.

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13. Mansudae Grand Monument in (Pyongyang, North Korea).
Initially, the monument was only a statue of Kim Il Sung, but later expanded through the construction of the statue of Kim Jong Il in 2012 after the death of the leader. Twenty-meter statue was completed in 1972. Guides are asked photographers to photograph the complete article (not in part), “to prevent the commission of a crime.”

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14. The Merlion of the Sentosa (Sentosa Island, Singapore).
A huge statue of Merlion – a lionfish mythical with a height of 37 meters. In Singapore, being considered the national emblem. Republic originally got its name from the Malay word meaning “Lion City”.

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15. “African Renaissance Monument” (Dakar, Senegal)
rises 49 meters in height “African Renaissance Monument” depicts a man and a woman with a child in her left hand (hand baby points west). Around the construction of a giant statue, which cost $ 27 million and the construction of which took four years, there is much controversy in the construction process.

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16. Valles Guardian (Aberbig, Monmouthshire, South Wales)
Guardian of the valley is a statue of 20 meters near coal mines in Wales Six Bells. The monument was erected in 2010 in memory of the disaster of 1960, when the explosion of a mine where 45 miners died. Statue consists of thousands of steel bands.

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17. Erawan Museum (Samutprakan, Thailand). Erawan statue 29 meters (aka Airavata) is Erawan Museum. Erawan god-king of the elephants, which is represented with three heads. The building of three floors of museum artifacts and relics are kept.

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18. Statue of Mevlana (Buka, Izmir, Turkey)
Monument Mevlana Rumi, the 13th century mystic, poet and theologian. The height of the monument with the base of 20 meters. At the base of the statue is cafeteria. The statue was designed and built by sculptor Eray Oka.

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19. Laykyun Sekkya (Khatakan Taung, Myanmar)
The world’s tallest statue second after the Spring Temple Buddha – 116-meters Laykyun Sekkya. The construction of the statue, which depicts the Buddha Gautama, took almost 12 years.

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20. The Statue of Liberty (New York, USA).
Colossal Statue of Liberty was a gift to the people of the United States of FIG people Frantsii.46 meter is visited annually by more than 3 million people. Green plate on the statue appeared in connection with the oxidation of the copper coating.

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