The world’s tallest pagodas, stupas, and dagabas


Source: skyscrapercity.com

Source: skyscrapercity.com

Below is the information found to date for pagodas, stupas, and dagabas of 100 feet in height or more. A separate list is provided of those that may likely exceed 100 feet, but for which specific data has yet to be located.

Source: archpeddy.com

Tianning Temple Pagoda – Source: archpeddy.com

As is depicted by the graphic above, stupas are considered to be the earliest form of such religious structures with Chinese and Japanese pagodas following later in architectural history. Dagaba is a another term used for stupa or pagoda, but most often utilized in Sri Lanka.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Phra Pathommachedi – Source: en.wikipedia.org

At times, differentiating between pagodas, stupas, and temples was difficult. As a general rule, temples were not included in the list, but pagodas, et. al. located at temples are included.

Myazedi Pagoda - Source: renown-travel.com

Myazedi Pagoda – Source: renown-travel.com

As always this is a work in progress and any additions, corrections, or updates are most welcome. Namaste!

Pagodas, stupas, and dagabas exceeding 100 feet in height:

Sun and Moon Pagodas Source: hotelclub.com

Sun and Moon Pagodas Source: hotelclub.com

Height unknown, but likely a 100 feet or more:

SOURCES (other than above):

 

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8 Responses to The world’s tallest pagodas, stupas, and dagabas

  1. naban5 says:

    Why didn,t you include tall “Gopura” s in Hindu temples?.

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  2. lynn says:

    you also might want to check if those in Nepal are sill standing…..esp i
    n pokhara. I think not.

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    • problogic says:

      As noted in parethesis, the stupa in Kathmandu did survive per wikipedia. I believe the World Peace Pagoda did survive based on a May 15th web post onwww.toldbyalyse.com.

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  3. naban5 says:

    There are tall Minarets & Churches too

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  4. Marts says:

    Reblogged this on For Much Deliberation and commented:
    From panethos.wordpress.com…

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