These guys look familiar -- this is the location of the image used on the login screen for Mists of Pandaria, which I showed in my Beta gallery. However, I need to apologize to my Pandaren readers (if there are any left) for the insult in calling these statues Pandaren in my caption of that image. Instead, these statues are Mogu, an ancient and once-powerful race (they once ruled this continent from this very zone) that had fallen into disarray but are once again on the rise.
Below the statues is the Golden Pagoda, the quest hub for the Golden Lotus reputation faction. The pagoda is "normal size," so you can imagine how immense those Mogu statues are.
Screenshots of World of Warcraft game client by Wally Bahny for TechRepublic