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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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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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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