7 greatest monuments in the world

April 14, 2011


1.       Mother motherland Ukraina
Mother Motherland (Russian: Родина-мать, Rodina-mat’), also translated as Mother Homeland, a poetic appellation to Motherland, is the name of several monuments in various cities of the former Soviet Union. In the Soviet period, this term was used in preference to "Mother Russia". Motherland is a symbol made during World War II to mobilize the Soviet people however she was only enshrined in propaganda posters during the war. Most of statues of Motherland in big cities and small towns were made after the World War II
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2.       Lord shiva of murudeswhara 
Murudeshwara (Kannadaಮುರುಡೇಶ್ವರ) is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of KarnatakaIndia. "Murudeshwara" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple.
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3.       The genghis khan statue Mongolia
The Genghis Khan Statue complex is located 54 km from Ulan BatorMongolia, on the bank of the Tuul River, in a place called Tsonjin Boldog, where Genghis Khan had found a golden whip according to legend. The complex was designed by sculptor D. Erdembileg and architect J. Enkhjargal. A 40 meter high statue on horseback was erected on a 10 meter high base, covered by stainless steel and surrounded by 36 columns. Those 36 columns are meant for the memorial of 36 kings' intermarry from Genghis until Ligdan Khan. A recreation area, restaurants, souvenir shop and conference hall occupy the base structure. From here, visitors will ascend to the exhibition hall using an elevator at the back of the horse.
The visitors will walk to the head of the horse through chest and back neck of the horse, where they can have a panoramic view over the complex area. The main statue area will be surrounded by 200yurt camps, designed and arranged like the pattern of the horse brand marks that were used by the 13th century Mongol tribes. The cost of the complex is reported to be $4.1 million.
4.       Grand Buddha at ling shan China
Located at the south of the Longshan Mountain, near Mashan, town of WuxiJiangsu ProvincePeople's Republic of China, the Grand Buddha(simplified Chinese灵山大佛traditional Chinese靈山大佛pinyinLíngshān Dà Fó) 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 a bronze 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.
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5.       The mamayev monument Rusia
The Motherland Calls, (RussianРодина-мать зовёт! Rodina Mat' Zovyot!), also called Mother MotherlandMother Motherland Is Calling, simply The Motherland, or The Mamayev Monument, is a statue in Mamayev Kurgan in VolgogradRussia commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. Declared the largest statue in the world in 1967, it is the last non-religious statue to be declared the largest; every record holder since has been a Buddhism-related sculpture.

6.       The Giant gundam statue jepang
The giant Gundam statue that protected Tokyo last summer was so cool that we covered itmultiple timesIn September 2009, Bandai (the company responsible for the marketing coup) decided to retire Gundam once and for all.
But five months later, in December 2009, the city of Shizuoka (some 125 miles west of Tokyo) announced it plans to re-erect the statue in July this year. And now it has come to light that it will really happen [JP] (on the 24th of July, Gundam’s 30th birthday, to be more exact). Shizuoka is the city where most of the Gundam plastic models come from.

7.       Buddha at wat muang Thailand
Wat Muang: The ubosoth of Wat Muang is surrounded by the biggest lotus petals in the world. Within the temple compound, there are figures of heaven and hell, Thai god paradise, Chinese god paradise and a huge statue of the female bodhisattva Kuan Im.

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