Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu

4.5
Examine an enormous statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Kuenselphodrang, which celebrates the 60th birthday of Bhutan's fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Built in 2015, the 51 m (169 ft) bronze statue gilded in gold overlooks the southern tip of the nation's capital. The ornamented interior shelters over 100,000 Buddha icons, each made of the same material as the grandiose monument. Besides exploring the structure, you can also take photographs of the panoramic scenery and meander through the forest in the nearby nature park. Make Kuenselphodrang a centerpiece of your Thimphu vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thimphu online trip maker .
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  • This is a must visit place in Thimphu. Impressive Buddha statue with a temple at the base housing 100,000 Buddha statues. The view of Thimphu and the surrounding mountains from this point is...  more »
  • In Thimphu Buddha Dordenma is amazingly build at top of Thimphu valley. very nice place! from there you can see very nice view to Valley.  more »
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