Buddha Dordenma
Buddha Dordenma
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Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Great Buddha Dordenma itself, are made of bronze and gilded in gold. The Great Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Construction began in 2006 and was planned to finish in October 2010, however construction did not conclude until 25 September 2015. The completed work is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at 169 feet (52 m) and contains 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded bronze Buddhas.
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Ugyen
Noida, India286 contributions
Dec 2021
Buddha Dordenma: Sitting on top of Kuensel Phodrang hill is a huge statue of 51.5-m bronze statue of Buddha (founder of Buddhism).
The Buddha Dordenman. Interestingly, the statue itself is the home for over 100,000 smaller statues of Buddha, made from bronze and gold.
The site also offers unobstructed views over the Thimphu Valley - especially stunning at sunset
Written May 27, 2022
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Elena
Russia9 contributions
Apr 2023
"Buddha Point in Thimphu, Bhutan is a must-see destination for anyone visiting this beautiful country. This impressive statue of Buddha Dordenma stands at a towering 169 feet tall and is truly breathtaking to behold. The view of Thimphu valley from the site is equally stunning, and visitors can take in the panoramic vista while enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Whether you're a religious pilgrim or a curious traveler, a visit to Buddha Point is an experience you won't soon forget."
Written May 5, 2023
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Viveck S
14 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
This place is awsome. Situated at elevated height on mountains with continuous breeze. Buddha statue huge displaying its Infinity importance for Mankind with Live and Let live message. Mesmerising other idols worshipping The Lord Gautam Buddha. It is a Trans Experience. One shud never miss.
Written November 13, 2022
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exoticrajeev
Darjeeling, India163 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
We visited Budha Point as it is locally called on 01 Dec 2022.
The Budha Statue is indeed grand with 10s of Golden Tara Mata statues in various postures and expressions.
The area is very windy so suggest visitors be suitable attired to cater to the chill.
Had a slightly unpleasant surprise qith a Rs 1000 ticket per person. The hall below the Grand Budha Statue closed by 1645h and we couldn't see inside. Even with it, we felt the entrance ticket was over priced. Wish there were some literature or audio guides to explain the architecture and the concepts.
Written December 1, 2022
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mikeej99
Santa Barbara, CA135 contributions
Apr 2019
Since you are probably spending $300+ per day just to be in Bhutan, I would pass this modern monument up if your time is limited and spend the time on the ancient sites like Trongsa or Bumtang. If your time is unlimited, the huge Buddha and all the baby Buddhas are impressive. A lot and I mean a lot of gold. The site is on a mountainside with good access by car and a climb of a few steps. They do not allow photography inside. This site is kind of the antithesis of what you will see in the rest of the country. The wealth required to build this was imported by Buddhism. Not the humble, quaint "gross nation happiness" vibe you will experience in the rest of Bhutan.
Written February 14, 2020
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Soumya Singh
Melbourne, Australia152 contributions
Dec 2019
Right from the moment, we entered Thimpu we could see the grand statue, it's almost visible from everywhere in the city. Visiting the premises was even more breathtaking, on one side you have the Budhha and on the other side, you can see the city of Thimpu surrounded by mountains. 

There is still some construction work going on, however, there are endless photo ops around the area.
Written October 26, 2020
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GAURAV S
New Delhi, India95 contributions
Dec 2019
Situated in the beautiful town of Thimphu, which is also the capital of Bhutan, is this amazing monument - at an amazing 169 feet, it is one of the largest statues of GAUTAM BUDDHA in the world. Truly epic and majestic in it's scale, the statue sits atop an equally beautiful temple.Surely, this place is definitely a must visit if you are planning a trip to Bhutan. Truly impressive and majestic!
Written January 15, 2020
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Katherine R
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Jan 2020 • Solo
My Bhutan Swallowtail guide, Tshering Pema, and our driver, Namgay, got me to the temple early, when light for photography was just right and there were few visitors, perfect for introspection, prayer and photos. The peace and wisdom emanating from the great golden face literally brought me to my knees. I remain humbled by the experience.
Written January 28, 2020
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kavya
Birur, India6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
It's a must visit place in bhutan.visiting in the early morning around 7 ll be best to relax and enjoy the beauty of seeing Buddha.one can see the entire view of Thimphu.its a breathtaking view especially during d month of early winter.
Written January 10, 2020
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annminky
United States1,579 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I’ve seen huge buddhas in different Asian countries, and this one is a wow! for me. Driving up the mountain, you’ll see this Buddha afar. So magnificent. To enter, you have to take off your footwear. Dressing modestly and speaking in a low tone of voice is a must. View the thousands of little buddhas are a sight to see. The blue sky backdrop adds to the beauty of this place. Lots of prayer flags lined up the road heading to the Buddha. Enjoy this place!
Written April 3, 2023
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