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Address: Thimphu, Bhutan

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Biggest Buddha in Bhutan - biggestvseated Buddha anywhere!

Even unfinished he is big, shiny, impressive and worth a visit. The Buddha statue is finished, but his 3 storey throne which will house temples and prayer rooms is currently off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Even unfinished he is big, shiny, impressive and worth a visit. The Buddha statue is finished, but his 3 storey throne which will house temples and prayer rooms is currently off limits. the surrounding grounds are a mess too - though muddy they give an awesome view over thimphu valley.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Very huge Buddha statue on mountain top. Visible from city also. Where ever you will go in Thimpu city, you will find Buddha is going with you. Construction is still going on. So you can't go near the statue or inside the temple but from the mountain you will get a bird's eye view of the Thimpu city. When I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Even if i prefer ancient monument, This is a must in thimphu. Great view, the Buddha is huge and the place still under construction is peaceful! Much better anyway than the fake golden buddha i saw elsewhere in Asia (i.e. Ko samui in Thailand)

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bogota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It is not finished yet but its worth the visit. Great view over Thimphu if its not cloudy. The statue is 51 mts and it seems that inside would be amazing in aprox 2 years.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A massive size Buddha overlooking Thimphu and the surrounding country side. Well worth the visit even though some construction is ongoing.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

One of the most beautiful and largest Buddha statues in the world. First time experienced such gigantic height statue, simply amazing. The whole area here is quiet and loving. But too cold and windy during winter. I found still some constructions going on outside. This famous destination is very near from Thimphu city

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Captivating views!!! Most of Thimpu can be seen from here. The monument of Buddha is staggering. Perched atop the hill, Buddha looks very mighty! Work is under process and construction was going on here when we went. Once all the work is done, this would be even better! Make sure to take a jacket along. It is extremely windy up... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We drove up to see the statue today. Unfortunately it's pretty overcast and cloudy...and freezing cold! But it was well worth the drive. At 51m the statue is obviously enormous. A massive work of art. I think when it's done it will be a must see for everyone who visits Thimphu and not just from the other side of the... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This giant Buddha statue, which is said will be the largest sitting Buddha, sits on top of a ridge overlooking Thimphu and has the best panorama view of the capital. When completed, the statue will house over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues each of which will be made of bronze and gilded in gold. The Buddha statue is mostly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Buddha Dordenma an enormous statue still under construction which is constructed with plenty of bronze and gold. It glisten overlooking the capital city of Thimpu. It can be viewed from miles around. The anticipated cost exceeds US $40 million. It is expected to be one of the largest Buddhas in the world. This should not be missed and viewing... More 

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