16 Giant Buddha statues from around the Globe

Buddha is unique among contemporary deities in that Buddha has been at the heart of all religions for the longest time. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world, with 520 million followers. India was the first place that Buddhism was established and it's this area that we consider when looking for the largest amount of Buddhist people.

In contrast to many other religions which have a problem with their depictions of their gods, Buddhism is not one of the religions. Buddha is a well-known character, with statues and tourist trinkets depicted in his representation. If you're planning to spend the next time exploring the Earth in search of some of the best Buddha statues available, take a look below.

Giant Buddha, Leshan, China

This Buddha is actually made of rock. The statue, originally built in 713 BC to direct ships to the river's currents It was not completed until 90 years later because the builder ran out of money.