Buddha Dordenma

Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu: Hours, Address, Buddha Dordenma Reviews: 4.5/5

Buddha Dordenma
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Soumya Singh
Melbourne, Australia117 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 26 October 2020
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Mandeep S
Manama, Bahrain11 contributions
Aug. 2019
Was a very pleasant experience. Very nice place and very spiritual. very clean and well-maintained. We will certainly visit again.
Written 16 June 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
Nov. 2019
The Buddha Dordenma is most likely the top tourist attraction in Thimphu city and for good reason. The view here at the Buddha is stunning - not only that you get to see the Buddha, you get fantastic mountain views that the Buddha is facing. Also, there are some great scenic views of Thimphu Valley and the City below the hillside. Great Scenic Views here!

Also, for those of you that have the time, there are some awesome views of the Buddha and the huge courtyard in front of the Buddha from the hillside park behind the Buddha. This hillside park is called, Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park. I have attached a couple of very nice photos of the Buddha and the giant courtyard that were taken from the hillside park.
Our small group tour had a catered "picnic" lunch at this park which was a nice setting under large shade trees - Great Views here!
Written 15 May 2020
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Jenny
London, UK8 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Though it is built a few years back the visit is worth it as from there one can enjoy the view of Thimohu city.
You can also enjoy the hike around the buddha statue.
Written 3 May 2020
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mr911
The Hague, The Netherlands36 contributions
Nov. 2019
Great view from atop where this is placed. Wish you could take pics inside, it's truly unique and intricate.
Written 30 March 2020
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Babita
New Delhi, India3 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
A big statue of Buddha and beautiful landscape...lots of stairs and amazing feel after reaching temple
Written 13 March 2020
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Chirag Mehta
136 contributions
Mar. 2020
This is a jiant Buddha statue in a sitting pose made of Bronze completely. This one is the best place to begin your journey from Thimpu. very calm and peaceful place
Written 12 March 2020
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AGo
New Delhi, India126 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
It’s a beautiful place on top of the hill. The Buddha statue is remarkable and the 9 story climb is worth the effort
Written 12 March 2020
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David James
California9 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
If you are visiting Thimphu valley then one must surely visit giant Buddha statue. From there one can also enjoy the view of Thimphu valley and also you can have option for hike around the Buddha statue.
Written 11 March 2020
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RBanta
Prachin Buri Province, Thailand29 contributions
Mar. 2020
Really as nice & Peaceful place, Good view of city & mountains from this location. Statue of Buddha is among the highest statue in the world.our Guide Barun was a nice person & was trying to show as much tourist interest places as he can.
Written 11 March 2020
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