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Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu

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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Thimphu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kuenselphodrang and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Locate on the top of mountain, good view and fresh air. Buddhist can respect to Buddha statue. Please wearing a proper suit.  more »
  • Beautifully situated huge Buddha on the top of a mountain, very nice impressive image surrounded by numerous smaller images, even the inside is well worth a visit
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  • Very quiet and serene place worth a visit. The place closes for lunch so check for timing and proceed. We reached about a minute after lunch and a rude priest sent us away... We came back next day  more »
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  • Amalgamation of holiness and sinic bueaty.
  • Feels very calm n quiet standing next to the statue. Gives a feeling of Holiness to you.
  • It's contemporary Buddha construction. Perfect view on Thimphu and the surrounding area
  • Best place in thimphu to visit ahhh
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