Top 10 Most Wonderful Golden Statues In The World

19 Apr 2024

Golden statues are one of the most eye-catching structures made by human beings. In this article, we will take a look at the Top 10 Most Wonderful Golden Statues In The World.

Now, let's begin:

10. Spirit of Communication. The USA.

Spirit of Communication is the formal name of a statue in Downtown Dallas, New York City. It has been the symbol of AT&T since 1916. The statue was originally called Genius of Telegraphy, and it's also known as the Golden Boy. It is made of sheet copper, which was then gilded with 28 pounds of gold leaf. It has been struck by lightning several times but has always been repaired and returned to its perch. Golden Boy has been featured in numerous films and television shows, including "Superman Returns" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

9. Statue of Charles II. England.

The statue of King Charles II is located in the Figure Court of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. The statue is of brass and was originally gilded in bronze. It has been re-gilded subsequently to retain a rich golden color.

8. Golden Statues Of Walt Disney. The USA.

Walt Disney World's Fab 50 Character Collection are 36 golden statues that were installed in September 2021 to celebrate the resort's 50th anniversary. The statues are located throughout the four Walt Disney World parks. They represent 50 characters, but many of the characters are paired. Finding all 50 statues is a fun challenge for Disney fans, and it's a great way to explore all four theme parks.

7. Golden Mao. China.

This was a 37-meter (120-foot) tall, golden-painted statue of Chairman Mao Zedong erected in a rural part of Henan province in 2016. It was built at a cost of nearly $460,000 by local businessmen and villagers as a homage to the former leader. However, it sparked immediate controversy with many criticizing its cost and location in Henan, which was one of the regions worst hit by Mao's disastrous policies. Facing the backlash, the statue was torn down just days after its completion.

6. Mongkol Maharaj. Thailand.

Mongkol Maharaj is one of the tallest standing Buddha statues in Southern Thailand. At a height of 25m, it is truly a sight to behold. Although it appears to have a slim body, it actually weighs 200 tons.

5. Reclining Buddha. Thailand.

This statue is based on a Buddhist art icon that depicts the Buddha lying down during his final illness. The Buddha is shown on his right side, with his head supported by his right hand. This 151 feet long and 50 meters tall statue of Buddha represents the Buddha's last moments before entering Para Nirvana, a state of great salvation after death.

4. Guishan Guanyin. China.

The Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes is a 99-meter-tall statue located in China. It's the fourth-tallest statue in China and the sixth-tallest in the world. The name means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World". The thousand hands represent her many abilities to help. Guanyin is also known as the Goddess of Mercy, who protects, saves, and relieves suffering. She is also known to bring children to childless couples, in her aspect as a mother goddess.

3. Fo Guang Shan. Taiwan.

The Fo Guang Shan Buddha is a 108-meter-tall bronze statue located at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in Taiwan. The statue is the tallest sitting bronze Buddha statue in Asia and is made of almost 1,800 tons of metal. It vibrates a rich golden color under the sunlight.

2. The Great Buddha. Thailand.

The Great Buddha of Thailand, also known as Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, is a gold-painted statue that took 18 years to build. At a staggering 92 meters (302 feet) tall, this statue is the tallest statue in Thailand and the ninth in the world. It is constructed from concrete and covered in gleaming gold paint.

1. The Golden Buddha. Thailand.

The Golden Buddha is a 13th-century statue that is the world's largest solid gold statue, located in Bangkok's Traimit temple, Thailand. This statue is 3 meters tall and weighs 5.5 tons. It's about 83% pure gold, making the gold alone worth more than $250 million.

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