Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu

4.5
Examine an enormous statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Kuenselphodrang, 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. Make Kuenselphodrang a centerpiece of your Thimphu vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thimphu online trip maker.
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  • Was a very pleasant experience. Very nice place and very spiritual. very clean and well-maintained. We will certainly visit again.  more »
  • The Buddha Dordenma is most likely the top tourist attraction in Thimphu city and for good reason. The view here at the Buddha is stunning - not only that you get to see the Buddha, you get...  more »
  • Though it is built a few years back the visit is worth it as from there one can enjoy the view of Thimohu city. You can also enjoy the hike around the buddha statue.  more »

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