While monuments like the Statue of Liberty and the ancient Egyptian sphinx tower over people, they’re far from the tallest ones in the world. In a new size comparison video YouTuber and animator Real Data offers a look which statues are indeed the tallest in existence. And they grow so huge it feels like they could guard the Gates of Argonath.
Real Data recently posted the above statue size comparison to their YouTube channel. Real Data, like MetaBallStudios, focuses on random yet fascinating size comparisons. Previously, for example, the animator has compared the sizes of the world’s largest arenas. As well the tallest monsters from fictional worlds.
In this comparison Real Data says their aim was to answer the question: Which of the world’s statues is tallest? This question led to the lineup, which consists of a couple dozen statues; beginning with the Statue of David standing at a very respectable 17 feet tall. Although, of course, quite a measly height in this company.
After the Statue of David, the lineup proceeds through statues such as the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (124 feet tall) and The Great Buddha in Thailand (301 feet tall). And each time a new statue is added, it’s hard to imagine how the next one will dwarf it.
The monuments begin to grow absurdly tall after the Statue of Liberty, with the likes of the statue of Laykyun Sekkya in Myanmar (377 feet tall) and the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China (419 feet tall). As for the tallest statue in the world? That honor belongs to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, India. That statue, which is in the image immediately above, stands at an astounding 574 feet tall. Or about one tenth as tall as a statue dedicated to Bender Bending Rodriguez would need to be in order to please him.