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Address: Thimphu, Bhutan

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Grand statue..

The statue is situated on a hilltop on one side of the THIMPU valley. As you go up the mountain, the statue would play hide and seek with you. It is visible from quite a distance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Must watch ... beautiful and magnificent .. its located at an amazing location .. the entire town can be seen...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The statue is situated on a hilltop on one side of the THIMPU valley. As you go up the mountain, the statue would play hide and seek with you. It is visible from quite a distance, It's presence is so grand that everything around look so minuscule. The place where It is situated has a beautiful touch from the nature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Awesome place. Its almost as good as a hill top, with a giant buddha statue on the top. - The best sight of the city from here - Best evening spot - Photographer's paradise Must visit place in Thimpu, probably the best one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is undoubtedly the most awe inspiring sight. The Lord Buddha glancing down on his creation from a hilltop perch. The lordship seems to be the presiding deity of thimpu. He plays hide and seek with us as we wind our way through the snaky roads around town. Do not miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Even though this Buddha is still under construction, it is worth going just for the view overlooking Thimphu. The giant Buddha statue looks very impressive against the mountain backdrop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Its worth paying a visit once if you go to Bhutan. I along with my family visited this place in the morning as it got closed an evening before. Budhha can be seen from most of the parts of Thimphu because of its height. It was told by the locals that it was built by the Chinese. Some construction was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Perched on the mountain top, the Golden Buddha is Imposing and Magnificent. One can see the entire Thimpu Valley from this end. This is still being developed and has perhaps the larges "Man Made Flat Land" in Thimpu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Buddha Doredenma is located about 2000 metres above sea level. It is a new development and still under construction when we visited in April 2015. Whilst the Buddha statue is up, the surrounding area is still be done up and looks like it would take another 6 months or more before it is completed. But it is still worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Buddha is rather complete. However, some construction is still at work to finish up the grounds. We understand from our guide it will be the largest square for festivities in Bhutan. After completion, celebrations will be shifted from the dzong to here. Our guide also shared that there are 1000 little Buddha statues within the Buddha dordenma. Worth a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went up to the site and tromped through mud to gaze up at what is definitely a beautiful, almost feminine Buddha. But I personally more enjoyed the views of it caught from all over the Thimphu valley. When complete it will certainly be one of the world destinations for super sized Buddhas, like Leshan, China.

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