A statue is a statue is a statue. What else could they be, and what purpose do they serve?
For one, statues in a certain place are commemorative markers of something important in that place. If it's a statue of a person, then it's honoring the person depicted in that statue. Whether he or she is a local hero, a visitor who made a difference, a living legend, or an important historical figure, then that marker should be there, to remember the efforts of such people.
What if the statues are not of people? Yep, that could also be considered. Many places also have different statues depicting animal figures, and these animals usually represent a concept or an idea. But often, the animal statues could also mean literal things, or symbolically represent something in that area where it is erected.
Travelers who roam the world are interested to see these kinds of statues wherever they go. They are important current markers of historical events and important people or features in the place they're visiting. That's why it's important to take care of these statues and to preserve them.
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