Buddha Dordenma Statue
Buddha Dordenma statue is a greate Shakyamuni Buddha statue in Thimphu. It was built on celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. This gigantic statue of Shakyamuni has height of 51.5 m, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded with gold. There are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues placed inside of the Buddha Dordenma statue and 100,000 statues of which are 8-inches-tall and 25,000 statues of which are 12 inches tall. The throne that the Buddha Dordenma sits upon is a large meditation hall. The Buddha point attracts lots of tourist and it also give stunning view of Thimphu city.
It is located on the hill top in kuensel phodrang Nature Park overlooking the Thimphu valley, the capital city of Bhutan. It is approximately 10 minutes drive from Thimphu city.