Statues play an important role in the commercial development of the country. The statues are one of the finest works of the architectural ability of a place and define the beauty of the place. The statues are used as a medium for memorizing the great dignitaries of history. Each place has their own differences in the memory of the person who has brought a great change in the history of that place. Statues are one of the most extraordinary architectural figures created from the help of art and ancient techniques. The statues work as a great tourist attraction for a place and hold great fame all over the world. Here are 10 most incredible statues and are listed among the most visited place by the tourists.
Incredible Statues Which Are Listed For Tourist Attraction
Statue of Liberty
It is the global symbol of the democracy and freedom and was gifted to the United States of America by France as a friendship gift. This statue was gifted on October 28, 1886, on the 100th anniversary of democracy. During the year 1924 the statue of Liberty was recognised as the National monuments in the world, and from the year 1933, it has been taken care by National Park Service. The overall height of the statue is 305 feet, 6 inches (i.e. from the base to the tip of the torch). The heel to torch tip height is 111 feet and 6 inches with the 35-foot waistline. The Statue of Liberty totally weights around 225 tons. The Statue of Liberty is located in New York, NY 10004, USA.
Statue of Unity
This world largest statue was dedicated to the Ironman of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by the honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. This giant statue depicts the message that the nation which is united is the nation will be on top. The Statue of Unity was inaugurated on October 31, 2018, 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the Sardar Sarovar Dam situated near Narmada River, Kevadiya Village in Gujarat. This prestigious was designed Ram V. Sutar, a famous sculptor of India. This project of building of Statue of Liberty was started in the month of October 2014 by Larsen and Toubro with a contract of 2,989 Crore. The total number of 30,000 tourists visits to see the Statue of Unity every day and is becoming the most visited tourist attractions of the world.
Spring Temple Buddha Statue
The Spring Temple Buddha was the world largest statue until the inauguration of Statue of Unity in India. In November 2018 it was officially declared as no more the largest statue of the world. There is a quiet conflict between the construction of the statue was started whether in 1997 or in 2001, but it was completed in 2008. This Buddha statue has been made from 180 kilograms of gold, 15,000 tons of steel and 3,300 tons of copper. The overall height of the statue is 208 meters, and the statue itself measures 128 metres in height. The mode of transport is a 2 hour of bus journey to the nearest town of Lushan. The name of the statue itself depicts that this statue is dedicated to Gautama Buddha. The Spring Temple Buddha Statue is located at Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan City, Henan, China.
The Motherland Calls Statue
This 87 meters long statue is situated in Volgograd, Russia and was created in the year 1967 after the hard work of 8 years. The statues are of a woman with a raised sword stepping forward and depicts the thinking the motherland gives encouragement to its soldiers to fight for their land and protect it against from enemies. The main structural engineer of this statue construction project was Nikolai Nikitin. The important building materials used in construction is concrete and metal and they weigh about 2400 tons for metal structure and 5500 tons of concrete material and overall weigh 8, 000 tons. The sword of the statue was made with stainless steel and then replaced with fluorinated steel sword in the year 1972. The statue is recognised as the tallest statue in the world of a woman.
Statue of David
This sculpture was made between the years 1501 to 1504 by Michelangelo, an Italian artist. It is a 5.17-meter sculpture of a male standing naked. The statue was made to represent David, a famous biblical hero, as a favoured subject in the art of Florence. It is referred to as one of the best man-pieces located in the Academy of Galley, Florence in Italy. This statue was earlier viewed in piazza openly and afterwards in the year 1873 it was shifted to Academy of Galley to protect it from damage.
The Thinker Statue
It is a bronze sculpture made by Auguste Rodin and placed on a pedestal of stone. It was made between 1840 to 1917 and with an approximate size of 70 cm. The thinker statue is located in the Musee Rodin, 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France. It was first commissioned for the ill-fated museum that has never been built and has been a victim of the terrorist attacks. The maker of thinker statue only knows the success of the statue.
Christ the Redeemer statue
This statue is an art deco statue located in Rio De Janerio, Brazil of Jesus Christ. The statue of Christ was constructed between 1922 and 1931 providing a height of 30 meters. The major project started in the year 2010 has refurnished and re-polished the statue of Jesus Christ. In the year 2002, it was started to insert panoramic view as well as elevators for the tourists visiting here. The engineer of Christ statue was Heitor Da Silva with the collaboration of Albert Caquot. The Christ the Redeemer statue was designed by the famous sculptor Paul Landowski.
The above mentioned are the top 10 incredible statues which have been a great tourist attraction for the people from all over the world. These statues add prosperity and beauty to the place they are situated.