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Buddha Dordenma

Address: Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful views of Thimpu from the base. Look forward to returning and seeing this site completed. Our guide indicated it was built from bronze in Beijing and transported to Thimpu. 51 meters tall make for a view from all over Thimpu.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

keeping guard over the people of Bhutan.Go and have a look for yourself, its worth the detour. Made of plated gold with a diamond on its face, it is not yet finished but already a place of worship.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth the 10 minute drive from downtown Thimphu. Still a work in progress. We went on a Sat afternoon and found very few tourists, so we're able to take our time, stroll and take pictures.

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Kollam, India
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

One of the sky high statues of Buddha I have ever seen. The work is not yet completed and its still in progress. When the work would be completed it would be a treat to your eyes. Worth a visit. Since its on the side of a mountain you can view it from a very long distance.

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mumbai
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This Buddha statue is amazing and worthy of a visit.Its the largest Buddha statue in Bhutan.Some 10% finishing effects are yet to be done.Its on top of the mountain and luckily the car take u to the top.The statue is huge and pleasing.From here u can get the view of thimphu city which is breathtaking.one can roam around as a... More

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Westlake Village, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This massive structure will be the first thing you see on your way into Thimphu. China is one of the sponsors. When it is complete, I'm sure it will be on the must see list not just because of the structure but the view from this site of Thimphu is amazing.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our plan for Thimphu was just relaxing, and exploring the city- avoid the tourist attractions, but the Buddha Dordenma, which is visible across the valley- almost pulled us to it on our fist afternoon there. We were glad we went there...

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of largest Buddhas of it's kind in the world. It is bronze but covered with gold paint. Cost $107 million to build and is funded by Hong Kong or Singapre. It is 169 feet high and located at the top of hill overlooking Thimphu, Bhutan. There are going to be many small Buddhas and other statues placed around the... More

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Vadodara, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The place is still incomplete and some works are going on. But the blessings of Buddha are worth it. Added Bonus is the view of Thimphu valley.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This under construction attarction is going to be a great place for vistors once it gets inagurated. The tall and huge golden colour Budha statue on Hill top is rare site to see. As we visited in the rainy season of July the weather was very pleasnat and full of greenery. From here full view of city of Timphu one... More

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