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Buddha Dordenma

Address: Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #4 of 24 Attractions in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Absolutely beautiful The enormity of the statue coupled with the views make a great combination must not miss this while at thimpu

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Massive sitting Buddha statue in the Lotus position atop a hill is simply awe inspiring. The work is in progress and once finished, it will surely vie for a position amongst the Wonders of the World.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Although this Magnificent Buddha is easily visible from most places in Thimphu , it's worth a closer look. You can experience the sheer magnitude of the statue with all its glowing beauty. Great view of Thimphu city from here.

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visit: December 2014 Sight of meditating Budha from Thimpu doesn't give you an idea of the its majestic size. Drive to Budha Dordenma is brief. Clear blue sky in the backdrop, with sun light falling on the Buddha making it glitter as if it was made in gold. The place was still under construction, but nevertheless emitting immense peace that... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place has the largest Buddha statue and is slated to be the eight wonder of the world. This place is still under construction but visit this to be amazed by what humans can create There is also a nature walk just outside the gate in case you are interested You get to see entire Thimpu from this point,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On a clear day like we had the views are stunning over Thimphu and it's surrounding hills. When this is completed i would love to visit it again.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The place hosts a monstrous statue of Gautama Buddha and stands on the high hills surrounding Thimphu and can even be seen from different parts of the city. Travelers- Do not count you visit complete if you skip this place. Under the noon sun, it imposing bronze Buddha looks fabulous and also hosts the best view point if you want... More 

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Dhubri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It is a huge big statue of Lord Budhha, as per local guide and also later come to know from internet that the Statue is made up of Bronze and is Glided in Gold, the construction work is still going on, the scenic beauty of the place is amazing, enjoyed a lot. The Buddha Dordenma sits upon is a large... More 

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KOLKATA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This massive statue of Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 meters, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within the Buddha Dordenma statue, 100,000 8 inch tall and 25,000 12 inch tall statues respectively. Each... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Buddha Dordenma is still in construction phase but the visit is worthwhile to capture amazing city views and admire the huge statue. It is supposed to be the largest Buddha statue in Bhutan sitting atop a mountain, and hence this can be seen from almost anywhere from Thimpu city. Its just a 10 minute drive from Thimpu city centre.

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