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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  • I loved the drive up the hill to see this beautiful Buddha. For now, it is not crowded and there is a wonderful view.  more »
  • This temple is located on a hill, which commands the city of Thimphu. Some local people walk to this temple, but for the tourists I recommend to take a car. The statue that is about 50 m high is impre...  more »
  • If you love Buddha then it’s a must visit site. The statue is one of the tallest in the world and very beautiful. It’s has small museum below the statue. Explore the embroidery work in one of the fram...  more »
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