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Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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Examine an enormous statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Buddha Dordenma, which celebrates the 60th birthday of Bhutan's fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Built in 2015, the 51 m (169 ft) bronze statue gilded in gold overlooks the southern tip of the nation's capital. The ornamented interior shelters over 100,000 Buddha icons, each made of the same material as the grandiose monument. Besides exploring the structure, you can also take photographs of the panoramic scenery and meander through the forest in the nearby nature park. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Thimphu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Buddha Dordenma and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Most impressive site in Bhutan. A must see for people of all ages. Will be one of the wonders of the world once fully complete. 
  • Great place overlooking all of the city. But very windy and cold. so make sure you wear a thick jacket 
  • Seems a very flashy side to things in an otherwise unassuming kind of place. We visited it at the end of our trek and maybe i was too tired to appreciate it. The locals seem very proud of it, but I th...  read more »
  • One of the best tourist attractions in Thimpu,Bhutan. Halfway up a hill it feels like heaven. The magnificent statue and the Temple below it with gorgeous paintings and statues if you see in a dawn or dusk, it is a dream forever to remember. You can see the city below and the green wilderness. A must visit.
  • Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue at the pick of the mountains of Bhutan. The statue will house over one lakh (one hundred thousand) smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Buddha Dordenma itself, will be made of bronze and gilded in gold.The Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters). Although its completion was planned for October 2010, construction is still ongoing as of December 2011. The statue alone is being built at a cost of US$47 million, by Aerosun Corporation of Nanjing, China, while the total cost of the Buddha Dordenma Project is well over US$100 million. The interior will accommodate 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded Buddhas respectively. Names of sponsors will be displayed in the meditation hall which forms the throne of the Buddha Dordenma. Apart from commemorating the centennial of the Bhutanese monarchy, it fulfills two prophecies. In the twentieth century, the renowned yogi Sonam Zangpo prophesied that a large statue of either Padmasambhava, Buddha or of a phurba would be built in the region to bestow blessings, peace and happiness on the whole world. Additionally the statue is mentioned in the ancient terma of Guru Padmasambhava himself, said to date from approximately the eighth century, and recovered some 800 years ago by terton Pema Lingpa.
  • One of the best tourist spot in Thimphu and near to our Hotel Gakyil. It is built on the top of the hill, can be seen from many nearby areas. It's a huge sculpture may by 180 feet tall.
  • Wonder of the world ... tallest Budha in the world ... see the panoramic view of Thimpu city ...
  • Buddha Dordenma commonly known as Buddha point. Here stands statue of Lord Bhuddha facing Thimphu city and one can have clear view of Thimphu cityπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
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