Record: 17 m
Echizen Daibutsu (Giant Buddha)
This giant bronze statue is based on the famous Buddha at Longmen Grottoes in China's Henan Province. At over 17 meters in height, the Echizen Daibutsu is larger than even the giant Buddha of Nara. On the three walls surrounding the statue there are over 1,281 smaller statues of stone and gold, as well as two large statues of arhat and bodhisattva on each side.