Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.
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13 metres tall and allegedly cast from bronze in 1252, the Great Buddha of Kamakura is also on #streetview
13 metres tall and allegedly cast from bronze in 1252, the Great Buddha of Kamakura is also on #streetview http://gss.st/2Dt
Friday, 2nd March 2012
That’s one big Buddha! http://gss.st/vh #streetview RT @KeirClarke
Monday, 25th January 2010
The world of gargantuan statuary has changed considerably since we published the original Very Large Buddhas post just over 3 years ago. The title of world’s largest statue is now held by the Spring Temple Buddha…
Thursday, 16th July 2009
Seated at the top of 268 steps in the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong, is the Tian Tan Buddha – the world’s largest ‘seated outdoor bronze statue of the Buddha’. The 34 metre tall sculpture…
Monday, 29th May 2006
Right in the middle of our thumbnail, you can just make out the shape of the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Around 13 metres tall, the bronze statue is said to have been cast all the way…
Tuesday, 29th November 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing
On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…
On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…