It's about 150 times as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 0.0063 times 8.850 kilometers.(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 0.055 kilometers in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about 150 times as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 171.40 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.005834 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 0.05164 kilometers from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about 200 times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 180 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.0056 times that amount.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 0.049 kilometers tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about 200 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 189 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.00529 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 0.0469 kilometers tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about 200 times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 206 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 0.00485 times that amount.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 0.0429 kilometers in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Colorado River
In other words, the length of The Colorado River is 263 times 8.850 kilometers.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 2,330 km in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 2.750 kilometers above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-three-hundredth as long as The Danube
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 0.00311 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 322 times that amount.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 2,850 km in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.