Buddha Dordenma

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

Buddha Dordenma - Review

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.

Buddha Dordenma Information

  • 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!

Restaurants Near Buddha Dordenma

  • The Zone
  • The Bhutanese
  • Ambient Cafe

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TripHobo Highlights for Buddha Dordenma

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Buddha Dordenma

  • 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

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Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu Reviews

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  • Definitely worth the effort! Take a hike to this place, takes just over an hour from the clock tower square. The experience is amazing, walking though the forests, climbing the final stairway, and voila, the magnificent Buddha! This place felt like a higher place amidst the Himalayas in complete tranquility.

  • This Buddha statue is located in Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world and is currently one of the main tourist attractions in Bhutan. It is made up of bronze and gilded in gold. The construction works are still going on and yet to be completed. We can get inside the statue but currently only one floor of the throne is opened for public entry. Inside the statue there are thousands of other smaller Buddha statues. This site is also a good viewpoint to get entire view of Thimphu city and Thimphu valley. If you are coming to Bhutan, this is one of the site you must not miss it at all. Taking Photographs inside the statue is prohibited. Get blessed while you enjoy the scene. Time of travel: Jan 2018, July 2018

  • What a wonderful place. This place was created recently and the view from the place is very beautiful. The Buddha Statue is very big and nicely built. Very nice infrastructure and it is located near the Thimphu city only. Photographers can click wonderful landscape pictures from here. I strongly recommend this place if you are at Thimphu.

  • Breath taking. A huge statue of Buddha located in a peaceful and scenic atmosphere.

  • you get a lovely view of the area from up here and its even more beautiful during the sunset. the view of the valley from up here looks brilliant and the weather is windy and cool. the Fog sets in later on and early on in the morning. this place is very close to the city which makes it a brilliant quick morning or evening getaway from the bustling city life.

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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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