Buddha Statues

Spring Temple Buddha

The Spring Temple Buddha (Chinese中原大佛 andsimplified Chinese鲁山大佛traditional Chinese魯山大佛) is a statue depicting Vairocana Buddha located in the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, HenanChina. It is located within the Fodushan Scenic Area, close to National Freeway no. 311.At 128 m (420 ft), which includes a 20 m (66 ft) lotus throne, it is the tallest statue in the world. When the 25 m (82 ft) pedestal/building it is placed upon is taken into account, the monument has a total height of 153 m (502 ft). As of October 2008, the hill on which the statue stands is being reshaped to form two further pedestals, the upper one being 15 m tall. The total height of the monument is now said to be 208 m (682 ft).The project as a whole was estimated to cost around $55m, $18m of which being spent on the statue. It was originally estimated to consist of 1,100 pieces of copper cast, with a total weight of 1,000 tonnes. Beneath the statue is a Buddhist monastery.Plans of the construction of the Spring Temple Buddha were announced soon after the blowing up of the Bamiyan Buddhasby the Taliban in Afghanistan. China has condemned the systematic destruction of the Buddhist heritage of Afghanistan.The Spring Temple Buddha derives its name from the nearbyTianrui hot spring, which spews water at 60°C and is renowned in the area for its curative properties. The Foquan Temple, built during the Tang dynasty, houses the "Bell of Good Luck", placed on top of Dragon Head peak. This bronze bell weighs 116 tons.

Spring Temple BuddhaBuddha -Vairocana BuddhaLushanHenan China128 m (420 ft)It includes a 22 m (72 ft) lotus throne. Placed on a 25 m (82 ft) pedestal/building. 153 m (502 ft) total monument height.[1]200233.775150°N 112.451016°E

Ushiku Daibutsu

The Ushiku Daibutsu (牛久大仏?), located in UshikuIbaraki Prefecture,Japan, is one of the world's tallest statues. Completed in 1993, it stands a total of 120 meters (394 feet) tall, including the 10m high base and 10m high lotus platform. An elevator takes visitors up to 85m off the ground, where anobservation floor is located. It depicts Amitabha Buddha and is plated with bronze. It is also known as Ushiku Arcadia (Amida's Radiance and Compassion Actually Developing and Illuminating Area). It was built to commemorate the birth of Shinran, founder of the Jōdo Shinshū 浄土真宗 or "True Pure Land School" of Buddhism. 

  • Weight: 4003 tons
  • Length of Left Hand: 18.00 m
  • Length of Face: 20.00 m
  • Length of Eye: 2.55 m
  • Length of Mouth: 4.50 m
  • Length of Nose: 1.2 m
  • Length of Ear: 10.0 m
  • Length of the First Finger: 7.0 m

Inside the statue itself is a four story building, which serves as a kind of museum.
Buddha -Amitabha BuddhaUshikuIbaraki Prefecture Japan110 m (360 ft)Includes the 10 m (33 ft) lotus throne. 10 m (33 ft) pedestal/building. 120 m (394 ft) total monument height.[3]199535.982716°N 140.220287°E

Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya

The Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya (Chinese南山海上观音圣像) is a 108-metre (354 ft) statue of the bodhisattvaGuan Yin, sited on the south coast of China's island provinceHainan near the Nanshan Temple of Sanya.[1][2] The statue has three aspects; one side faces inland and the other two face the South China Sea, to represent blessing and protection by Guan Yin of China and the whole world. One aspect depicts Guan Yin cradling a sutra in the left hand and gesturing theVitarka Mudra with the right, the second with her palms crossed, holding a string of prayer beads, and the third holding a lotus. This is currently the fourth tallest statue in the world(many of which are Buddhist statues) and the tallest statue of Guan Yin in the world.
The statue took six years to build and was enshrined on April 24, 2005, with the participation of 108 eminent monks from various Buddhist groups in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China, and tens of thousands of pilgrims. The delegation also included monks from the Theravada and Vajrayana traditions.

Laykyun Setkyar

The Laykyun Setkyar is the second tallest statue in the world at 116 metres. It stands on a 13.5 metre throne located in the village of Khatakan Taung, nearMonywaMyanmar. Construction began in 1996 and was completed on February 21, 2008

Buddha — Standing BuddhaMonywa,Sagaing Division Myanmar116 m (381 ft)Stands on a 13.5 m (44 ft) throne. 130 m (427 ft) total monument height.[2]200822.0803°N 95.2893°E

Sendai Daikannon

Sendai Daikannon, located in Sendai, Japan, is the sixth tallest statue in the world at 100 meters (328 feet). An elevator takes tourists to the top of the statue, which depicts the Japanese Buddhist Bodhisattva Kannon. 

Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes

Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes is the fourth tallest statue in China, and the seventh tallest in the world. This gilded bronze monument depicting Avalokitesvarastands 99 metres (325 ft) tall, and is located in Weishan, Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China 
GuanyinWeishan,Changsha,Hunan province China99 m (325 ft)Gilded bronze statue.[6]2009

Great Buddha of Thailand

The Great Buddha of Thailand, also known as The Big BuddhaThe Big Buddha of ThailandPhra Buddha Maha Nawamin, and Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn, is the tallest statue in Thailand, and the ninth tallest in the world.
Located in the Wat Muang Monestary in Ang Thongprovince, this statue stands 92 m (300 ft) high, and is 63 m (210 ft) wide. Construction commenced in 1990, and was completed in 2008. It is painted gold and made of cement.
Buddha -SakayamuniAng Thong Thailand92 m (302 ft)200814°35′35.60″N100°22′40.02″E

Grand Buddha at Ling Shan

The Grand Buddha (simplified Chinese灵山大佛traditional Chinese靈山大佛pinyinLíngshān Dà Fó) is located at the south of the Longshan Mountain, near Mashan, town of WuxiJiangsu Province,People's Republic of China. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in China and also in the world.
At more than 88 metres high, the Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is abronze Sakyamuni standing Buddha outdoor, weighing over 700 tons. It was completed in the end of 1996.
In 2008, a "Five-signets" Palace and a Brahma Palace were built south-east of the grand buddha statue.
Buddha -Gautama BuddhaWuxiJiangsu Province China88 m (289 ft)[8]199631°25′55″N120°5′29″E

Dai Kannon ofKita no Miyakopark

Kannon (観音) is the Goddess of Mercy. Large statues of Kannon called Dai Kannon (大観音) can be found scattered across Japan.
One statue of a Dai Kannon is the Aizu Jibo Dai Kannon (会津慈母大観音). This Kannon Statue is in the city of Aizuwakamatsu (会津若松市) in Fukushima Prefecture (福島県). It’s 57 meters high. This particular Kannon statue is very reminiscent of the Western statues of the Virgin Mary. The Kannon here is depicted with a baby in its arms with a head covering. Her forehead has a circular, green glass marking; which is a marking that is considered an auspicious sign by Buddhists

Kannon (Guanyin) - Byakue KannonAshibetsu,Hokkaidō Japan88 m (289 ft)[9]198943°31′41.44″N142°11′53.14″E

Awaji Kannon

The Awaji statue is believed to be one of the ugliest effigies of Kannon or Avalokitesvara, a widely worshipped divinity in Japan, which has its male and female versions (Guanyin in China). It is located on Awaji Island, one of the oldest settlements in Japan.
The statue stands on 20 m (65.5 ft) pedestal, so in total it is 100 m (328 ft) high.
Excuse me for starting with one of the most unsightly statues in the world, but this is how it goes by height. I promise the subsequent colossi are much better looking than the first one.
Kannon (Guanyin)Awaji Island,Hyōgo Prefecture Japan80 m (260 ft)Stands on a 20 m pedestal/building. 100 m (328 ft) total height34.502949°N 134.976676°E

 Kaga Kannon

Kannon (観音) is the Buddhist goddess associated with compassion. There are large statues of the Kannon that can be found all over Japan. One of the more famous statues of Kannon is the Ōfuna Kannon (大船観観音) in Kamakura (鎌倉) of Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県). It is 82 feet tall was built to commemorate those who died in the atomic bomb attacks of Hiroshima (広島) and Nagasaki (長崎).

The Kaga Kannon (加賀の観音) is located in Kaga (加賀), in IshikawaPrefecture (石川県). It is 240 feet high and stands above a hill that is next to a temple that is dedicated to the Goddess Kannon. The Temple is also next to a hotsprings hotel, which is one of the reasons why this statue is visited by many travelers seeking to see the Goddess and relax at a hotspring afterwards
Kannon (Guanyin)KagaIshikawa Prefecture Japan73 m (240 ft)198736.325706°N 136.348851°E

Great StandingMaitreyaBuddha 

Massive is a bloody understatement. This gargantuan Buddha statue comes in at 72 meters or 236 feet tall. Standing as close as I could get to the statue you really get a sense of being dwarfed by its size. 

Buddha -Maitreya BuddhaEmei Township,Hsinchu County Taiwan, ROC72 m (236 ft)24.681045°N 120.985651°E
Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha (simplified Chinese乐山大佛;traditional Chinese樂山大佛pinyinLèshān Dàfó) was built during the Tang Dynasty (618–907AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the MinjiangDadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province inChina, near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture facesMount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world and it is by far thetallest pre-modern statue in the world.

The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sitesince 1996. It was not damaged by the 2008 Sichuan 

Buddha -Maitreya BuddhaLeshan China71 m (233 ft)Construction started in 713.80329.547222°N 103.769167°E

Guze Jibo Daikannon of the 

Narita-san (成田山 'Narita mountain') Shinshō-ji (新勝寺'New victory temple') is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in central Narita, ChibaJapan. It was founded in 940 by Kanchō Daisōjō, a disciple of Kōbō Daishi. It is a lead temple in the Chisan branch (Chisan-ha 智山派) of New Shingon (Shingi Shingon 新義真言宗), includes a large complex of buildings and grounds, and is one of the best-known temples in the Kantō region. It is dedicated to Fudō myōō ('Unmovable Wisdom King', known as Ācala in Sanskrit), who is usually depicted holding a sword and rope and surrounded by flames. Often called a fire god, he is associated with fire rituals 
Kurume, Fukuokaprefecture Japan62 m (203 ft)[10]198333.285445°N 130.534852°E

Guanyin of the South China Sea, Mount Xiqiao is a statue ofGuanyin, located on Mount Xiqiao, in the Nanhai District of Foshan, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. This monument stands 62 metres (203 ft) tall, and sits on a 15 m pedestal making a total height of 77 metres (253 ft). 

GuanyinNanhai district,Foshan,Guangdong China62 m (203 ft)Stands on a 15 m pedestal. 77 m (252 ft) total height.22.933101°N 112.971725°E

Wat Buraphaphiram Buddha

This monastery is located in Roi-Et municipal area, east of Thanon Phadung Phanich. The Highest Buddha image of the privince in the attitude of blessing, named,'Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkol Maha Munee' is housed in this wat

The image is constructed of reinforced concrete. Under the base are several museum chambers. The height of the statue from the foot to the top of the final is 59 meters and 20 centimeters. East side of the wt is adjacent to the ancient city moat, and a pavillion hosing the spirit of Chao Pho Maha Sakdanuphap wich is highly revered by Roi-Et 
BuddhaRoi Et, Thailand Thailand59.2 m (194 ft)Stands on a 8.65m base with small museum, 87.85m total height.
Tokyo WanKannon 

Kannon (Guanyin)Futtsu, Chiba Japan56 m (184 ft)Commemorates the World War IIdead196135.263544°N 139.862437°E

Sodoshima Dai-Kannon 

                                                                                        The Shodoshima Great Kannon (Shodoshima Daikannon) is a large white statue depicting Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Completed in 1993 on the mountainside overlooking the western side of Shodoshima Island, the 50 meter tall statue houses a temple inside.
Visitors may enter and climb (or take an elevator most of the way up) to the top floor built into the Kannon's chest where the temple's holy relic, a tooth of the historical Buddha donated by a temple in Sri Lanka, is enshrined. This floor doubles as observation deck with views over Shodoshima.
Inside the base of the statue is a maze like series of halls containing hundreds of golden miniature replicas of the Great Kannon, which have been donated by temple goers. There is also a large traditional altar in the central hall where visitors may worship

Kannon (Guanyin)Shōdoshima,Shōzu District, Kagawa Japan50 m (160 ft)A tooth of the historicalBuddha is said to be enshrined inside of it199434.304285°N 134.124733°E

Buddha inAluthgama

The Greta Buddha of Thailand, known as Wat Muat Angthong to the locals, is one of Thailand's biggest Buddhas. The statue stands at 92 meters and is followed at a distant second by the Wat Buraphaphiram Buddha, standing at 59.2 meters
Buddha -Gautama BuddhaAluthgama Sri Lanka48.8 m (160 ft)The tallest Buddha statue in South Asia20076.4490°N 80.0001°E

Ten DirectionsSamantabhadraBodhisattva

n the Lotus Sūtra, Samantabhadra is described at length in the epilogue, called the Samantabhadra Meditation Sutra (Chinese:觀普賢菩薩行法經pinyinGuān Pǔxián Púsà Xíngfǎ Jīng), with special detail given to visualization of the bodhisattva, and the virtues of devotion to him.[1]
Samantabhadra is also a key figure in the Avataṃsaka Sūtra, particularly the last chapter, the Gandhavyuha Sutra. In the climax of the Gandhavyuha Sutra, the student Sudhana meets Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, who teaches him that wisdom only exists for the sake of putting it into practice; that it is only good insofar as it benefits all living beings.
In the Avataṃsaka Sūtra, the Buddha states that Samantabhadra Bodhisattva made ten great vows in his path to full Buddhahood:
  1. To pay homage and respect to all Buddhas.
  2. To praise all the Buddhas.
  3. To make abundant offerings. (i.e. give generously)
  4. To repent misdeeds and evil karmas.
  5. To rejoice in others' merits and virtues.
  6. To request the Buddhas to continue teaching.
  7. To request the Buddhas to remain in the world.
  8. To follow the teachings of the Buddhas at all times.
  9. To accommodate and benefit all living beings.
  10. To transfer all merits and virtues to benefit all beings.

Buddha -SamantabhadraMount Emei,Sichuanprovince China48 m (157 ft)29.52567°N 103.336802°E
Phuket Big Buddha 
About 10 years ago a group of friends were walking through the forest in the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata when they stumbled upon a place with stunning vistas of both sides of the island – Chalong Bay lay in one direction while on the other they looked down over Kata and the Andaman Sea. It would, they thought, make a perfect place for a viewpoint – something that could become as well known as Phuket’s favourite sunset viewpoint, at Laem Phromthep.
As time went on, and as the friends discussed it again and again, the idea evolved. The place in the hills, they soon agreed, would be perfect not just as a viewpoint, but as the site for something much more ambitious and, to Buddhists at least, much more significant: a giant image of the Lord Buddha.
Big Buddha Phuket (Ko Nakkerd) under construction
The project had its hiccups, not least of which was battling through a mountain of red tape required to get permits to build in virgin forest at a height above the usual building limit. But the paperwork was finally completed and construction began in February last year.
Funds for the massive structure are coming entirely from donations. “This project is huge and requires a lot of money. But so far we are managing just fine. I’m amazed at the amount of help we have received from everyone who knows about this project. It seems they all want to be a part of it,” explained Suporn Wanichkul, president of the Mingmongkol Faith 45 foundation, which was formed to build the Giant Buddha.

Two Images

The smaller Buddha
When the project is complete, there will in fact be two Buddha images. A smaller one, 12 metres high, made of 22 tons of brass and costing 8 million baht, was completed a while ago.
This will be dwarfed by the giant Buddha image, which will face eastward toward Chalong Bay and Phang Nga Bay beyond. When finished, the Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha – to give it its official name – will be 45 meters high and 25 meters across at the base.
It is expected to cost about 30 million baht to complete the giant image. “So far we have received donations of more than 20 million baht,” said Khun Suporn. “The money has come from everywhere, from locals, from Thais in other provinces and from foreign tourists. With our website and the help we have had from the press, we have even received donations from overseas.”
The work is going well. When Phuket.com visited the site, construction had begun on the head of the image and planning was well advanced in preparation for the next step – covering the entire structure with 135 tons of Bur
Buddha -SakayamuniPhuket Thailand45 m (148 ft)[14]20087.82784°N 98.313727°E

Tong Lam Lo Son Amitabha Buddha

Vietnam’s largest Amitabha Buddha statue

VietNamNet Bridge – The Buddhist Shangha of Khanh Hoa province organized a solemn ceremony in early April to place a 44m high Amitabha Buddha statue, the largest of its kind in Vietnam, at Tong Lam Lo Son temple in Nha Trang City.

500 Buddhist monks and 10,000 Buddhist followers attended the ceremony.

Venerable Thich Trung Thi, who manages the Tong Lam Lo Son temple, says that the temple was built in 1954, on over five hectares. The temple was rebuilt in 2002. The giant concrete-made statue began to be created in 2009, at the cost of over VND6 billion ($300,000).

Nha Trang city plans to make other giant Buddha statues, including a 70-100m stone-made Gautama Buddha statue and a 108m Guanyin Buddha statue.

If these statues are made, Nha Trang will have three giant Buddha statues, situated in the North, the South and the West of Nha Trang City.

The city also has a big Tathagata Buddha statue on the peak of Trai Thuy Hill, in central Nha Trang City.

Tong Lam Lo Son Amitabha BuddhaAmitabha BuddhaNha Trang,Vietnam Vietnam44 m (144.35 ft)[17]201212.28296°N 109.13383°E
Grand ByakueKannon 

Grand Byakue Kannon of Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Height : 41.8 m

Grand ByakueKannonKannon (Guanyin)Takasaki,Gunma Prefecture Japan41.8 m (137 ft)[18]193636.311105°N 138.980677°E
Guanyin of Lianhuashan

There is a broad road which will lead you to a stone square, in the center of which there is a Guanyin statue. It is 40.88 meters high, made of 120 ton bronze and gilded with 9 kilograms gold. It is the highest gilded bronze Guanyin Statue in the world. The statue is facing to southeast, overlooking the Lion Sea. Therefore, people also call the statue “Guanyin overlooking the sea”(wàng hǎi guān yīn 望海观音).
   Statue of Guanyin

Lianhua Mountain is also well-known for its annual lotus festival, when over 100,000 lotuses are in full bloom. Among these varieties, there are local lotus flowers as well as others from Japan, America, Australia, even lotuses that have traveled into outer space.
The park is equipped with all kinds of tourist facilities including BBQ, camping, horse riding and fishing.
Lotus Mountain Scenic Area
 Lianhuashan Town (lián huā shān zhèn 莲花山镇), Panyu District, in southern Guangzhou 
Admission: RMB 30 for entrance
                  RMB 2 for Lotus Tower
Opening hours: all day
Transportation: 1. Take the bus towarding Panyu Lianhuashan Town at Panyu Bus Terminal (pān yúqì chē zǒng zhàn 番禺汽车总站). It would cost you ranging RMB 2 to 4. And it would take you about 15 minutes on foot to the gate of Lotus Mountain after you arrive at Lianhuashan Town. 
2. Take the ship at Xidi Quay (xī dī mǎ tóu 西堤码头).

GuanyinLianhuashan,Guangzhou,Guangdong China40.8 m (134 ft)While the statue was completed in 1994. The gold plating was refinished in 2000[19]199422°59′27.33″N113°30′1.49″E

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