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Buddha Dordenma

Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #5 of 26 attractions in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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New Delhi, India
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A must see place in Thimpu. The statue itself is grand along with a grand view of Thimpu from the top, makes this place so beautiful. At times the place is very windy so it is better to carry a jacket. For photographers, morning is the best time to visit, as in afternoon, sun goes just behind the statue making... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This Buddha Dordenma is truly huge, and you can see it from all over the capital... it is perched in a very prominent position above the town. It is still under construction, and should be a great centre when finished.

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Buddha looks out over the city. It is massive. The views are wonderful. You can see the Buddha from the city. We drove up and walked around. The locals walked up. It wasn't complete when we were there, I don't know the plans for the area.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Also refered as "Buddha point" , this place is not to be missed (and you cannot miss it as the statue can be seen from anywhere in Thimphu). You feel such a great calm at this place and it offers a great views of the Thimphu Valley. The Buddha statue is so majestic that you will feel overwhelmed.

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Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First of all, if you are asking for directions, use the term 'Buddha point' and it will be easier. The site is still under construction and can see the statue only from a distance. You cannot climb unto the platform. But the statue is trully majestic and will be wonderful when completed (another 2-3 years)

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Buddha towers of the Thimphu valley and in spite of being a construction site, it is well worth the 15 minute car trip up the hill. The views are quite splendid and the Buddha itself is very impressive. For a German, finding a swastika on his backside was rather funny - if one allows oneself to forget for a... More

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great thought by Bhutan King to install this 159ft Buddha statue on top of the hill. Spectacular site and great view. Not yet completed but Thimpu will be recognised by this. Glad we went up there and clicked quite a few memorable moments.

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