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Buddha Dordenma

Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The site is still incomplete but the Buddha statue is worth a watch. Additionally, the spot offers great views of the city on a cloudy day.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

It is surely one of the tallest and best statue in the world. One can stand there for hours admiring the architectural marvel and the beauty of the wonderful creation by our current generation. It is said to be more than 50 mts. tall which means taller than a 15 storey building. When its ready one shall be able to... More

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Buddha statue in sitting position constructed on a hill overlooking Thimphu valley is considered the tallest in the world. A photographer's paradise.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This gigantic Buddha, called the Buddha Dordenma Project at this time, was begun in 2007. More information about its background can be found at the projects website. When I visited on July 27, 2014, while traveling with Dechen Cultural Tours and Trekking, as part of a ten week trip through Europe and Asia (Korea, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There was still some work to be done when there, but it is an imposing figure of Buddha and has a good view over Thimphu. As part of an organised tour it is one of the things to be seen and to be admired. The road up is quite steep but we did witness a number of locals on pushbikes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From a distance this majestic Buddha is quite the sight, though it is obvious that they are still working on the landscaping. But once you get up to the location where the Buddha is, things are a bit of a mess. There is construction ongoing, lots of dirt and mud and piles of supplies. The area around the Buddha is... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

That is what my 13 year old said - I have to agree. It's not completed and will probably be jammed when it's done - super cool to see as it's being constructed - it's just beautiful and an easy drive from town up a winding road.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of the biggest statue of Lord Buddha in sitting position. And this is placed on the top of the hill and story was told to us is that City of Thimphu will be blessed by Lord Bhudda. From this place you can whole thimphu and from anywhere in thimphu you can see this statue. Visit in the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Trust the chinese to build the largest statue. While the names of many "local" contributors are recorded, we were told that the statue was essentially being constructed and donated by the chinese govt. Commanding location - visible for miles around from any point in Thimphu.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The views from the Buddha Dordenma are great. You can look down the valley seeing the city and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, the grounds around the statute were still under construction when I was there, but one could tell it will really be a special "Must See" when in Thimphu

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