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. 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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  • Very ritual and peaceful place. They were preserving ancient literature when we have visited. It's surrounding is also very scenic. You can go there by car and come down by walking down 167 steps. Onl...  more »
  • This Buddha is definitely worth visiting if for nothing else but to get a good appreciation of how big it really is. It has a commanding location being situated overlooking Thimpu and the valley. It i...  more »
  • What a site to see, apparently the cost of building this Buddha is being covered by a wealthy person in Singapore.  more »
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