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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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  • A very beautiful and scenic location n it's a very peaceful feeling to just be there . The gigantic Buddha statue is the tallest in the whole of Bhutan. The chanting n prayers takes you on a complete ...  more »
  • ...ist of this Buddha widely about Thimpu visible. The vast Temple complexes are not yet completed. Worth a visit!
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  • Glistening monumental size Buddha” This half of a football field tall gilded bronze Buddha is seen from miles away. He sits upon a 3 tier 60ft high throne. And inside---it glistens. To keep the childr...  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
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