Buddha Dordenma

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  • Address: Buddha Point, Above Changzamthok district, Bhutan, Thimphu
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Landmark, View Point, Monument, Statue, Family And Kids

Faith manifests itself in the form of a large watchful guardian in Bhutan – standing tall at a whopping 51.5 meters, cast in bronze and gilded in gold, this is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world. Seated regally upon a large meditation hall, this Shakyamuni Buddha structure is a work in progress, the location of which used to be the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk.

Facing the southern approach to Thimphu,looking out over the Changzamthok district, this structure offers an unparalleled view of the valley below. Curiously, it houses 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within it, 100,000 8 inch tall ones and 25,000 12 inch tall ones respectively, which are similarly made of bronze and gilded with gold.The statue, interestingly, is said to fulfill an ancient prophecy dating back to the 8th century A.D.Discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Treasure Discoverer),it is said to exude an energy of peace and happiness to the entire world.

Still a work in progress, the Buddha Dordenma statue is the idyllic blend of beauty and spirituality. To the north side of Thimphu, there is also the Bhutan Broadcasting Service or BBS TV tower, located even higher up, from where the view of the Thimphu valley is even more arresting.

  • A 1.5km trek from the TV tower to a monastery on the other side of the hill from where you get brilliant aerial views of Thimphu Dzong/Tashichhodzong.
  • For photographers, the morning light makes it the best time to visit, as sun goes just behind the statuein the afternoon, making lighting an issue. This is not a photo-op to be missed!

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  • Buddha Dordenma Address: Buddha Point, Above Changzamthok district, Bhutan, Thimphu
  • Buddha Dordenma Timing: 24-hrs
  • Buddha Dordenma Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Buddha Dordenma(preferred time): 07:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • 95% of people who visit Thimphu include Buddha Dordenma in their plan

  • 35.25% of people start their Buddha Dordenma visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Buddha Dordenma

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Buddha Dordenma

People normally club together Motithang Takin Preserve and Dochula Pass while planning their visit to Buddha Dordenma.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Now a days you rarely see countries taking up big undertakings. Most of the monuments around the world were built earlier by kings. This is one place that is currently under construction and modern. The hill top is a pleasant place to be. Like the most places in Bhutan, not very crowded and enjoyable. Approximately half an hours drive from city center.

  • Huge upscale place, awesome peaceful ambience. Nice and well maintained too. Can be viewed from Thimphu town too. Lovely photogenic place, nice views all around it. Although too much of hardspaces. Full of concrete and stone cladding. Some green beds can bring this place close to the nature.

  • On a hilltop there's a huge platform. A huge statue of Buddha sits there. Surrounded by several statues of good and dark Angels. Good place to visit.

  • One of the major tourist attractions in Thimpu, Bhutan. Should not be missed at any cost. You have to climb several stairs to reach the top so ideally recommended to those who are really fit. At the top, you get to experience an unmatchable serenity.

  • The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within theBuddha Dordenma statue; 100,000statues 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.

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  • Is there a entry fee for Buddha Point? If yes how much?

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    • There is no ticket price for Buddha Point, the entry is free! 

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