The Asian garden statue is meant to remind us of the many beautiful gardens that are found in eastern and southern Asia. In countries like China, Japan, and Thailand, certain types of decor have been an essential part of green space on large estates, public parks, and temple grounds for hundreds of years. Statues of Buddhas are used for religious reasons while sculptures of pagodas and other subjects are displayed for their symmetrical beauty. However, somewhat ironically, you don't have to have an Asian-themed garden to display Asian sculptures. Asian garden statues can look just as impressive as long as they are presented the right way.
For example, if stone garden angels and Greek garden statues are already situated in prominent places in the backyard, you don't want to put a large Buddha statue such as the Jolly Hotei Buddha right next to them. Instead, put the Buddha sculpture in another corner of the garden, perhaps under the tranquil shade of a large tree since such spots reflect the types of places where the Buddha is said to have meditated.
The Asian Dragon of the Great Wall is somewhat more versatile but still looks best when placed in or next to a flowerbed, or even better, when displayed right next a swimming pool or koi pond.