It's about two-thirds as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 969.50 hands is 0.6440 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 1.550 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 1,510 hands tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about three-fifths as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 969.50 hands is 0.6230 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 1.610 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 1,560 hands to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 945,000 hands to the northwest.
It's about three-fifths as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 969.50 hands is 0.6080 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 1.640 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 1,590 hands from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 969.50 hands is 0.5970 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 1.680 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 1,620 hands. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 969.50 hands is 1.710 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.5850 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 567 hands tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 969.50 hands is 0.581850 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 1.71870 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 1,666.20 hands tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.5710 times 969.50 hands.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 555 hands tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.