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Most Famoust Buddha Statues in the World

Statues of Buddha often fascinate tourists. Listed here are ten of the world’s most famous and beautiful statues of Buddha.

Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha

The Giant Buddha of Leshan is a gigantic Buddha statue carved out of a cliff face in Sichuan, western China. As the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world, the Leshan Giant Buddha is featured in poetry, song and story. The sculpture stands about 71 meters (233 feet) high and has three meter (11 feet) long fingers on each of its enormous resting hands.

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The Emerald Buddha Temple

The Emerald Buddha Temple

The Emerald Buddha, one of the oldest and most famous Buddha statues in the world and is considered the palladium of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is a figurine of ... 26 inches (66 cm) tall. It is housed in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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Great Buddha of Kamakura

Great Buddha of Kamakura

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan

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Reclining Buddha

Reclining Buddha

Bangkok Wat Pho Temple of the Reclining Buddha - The oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Its full name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwara

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Ushiku Daibutsu

Ushiku Daibutsu

The Ushiku Daibutsu is located in the city of Ushiku in Japan. Finished in 1995, the figure is one of the world’s tallest statues, standing a total of 120 meters (394 feet) high including the 10m (30 foot) base and 10m high lotus platform. Visitors to the Buddha statue can take an elevator to a platform where an observation deck is situated.

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Gal Vihara

Gal Vihara

The Gal Vihara (Sinhalese: ගල් විහාරය), also known as Gal Viharaya and originally as the Uttararama, is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. This massive rock temple was constructed by Parakramabahu the Great in the 12th century.

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Ayutthaya Buddha Head

Ayutthaya Buddha Head

The stone Buddha head entwined in tree roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya is one of the classic photographic images from Thailand. The location of this site is Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya. This ancient temple was built during the 14th century, but was reduced to ruins in 1767 when the Burmese army invaded Ayutthaya, the capital of Siam.

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Tian Tan Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction

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Monywa Buddhas

Monywa Buddhas

The Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung monastery near the town of Monywa is known for its two enormous images of the Buddha on a hill. The 90 meter long reclining Buddha and the 116 meter high standing Buddha are a

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Hussain Sagar Buddha Statue

Hussain Sagar Buddha Statue

The Buddha statue situated at the center of an artificial lake in the city of Hyderabad is one of India’s most famous Buddha statues. This figure stands at a full 17 meters (56 feet) tall and weighs 320 tons. The single largest monolithic statue in all of India, it was sculpted by a group of artisans from a single piece of stone.

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