Bhutan Tourism | Buddha Statue, Thimphu

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  1. bhutantravel

    bhutantravel New Member

    The Buddha Dordenma is located amidst the ruins of Kuenselphodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the 13th Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. It is one of the largest statues in the world, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters), accommodating 100,000 8-inch tall and 25,000 12-inch tall gilded Buddhas respectively in the interior. The statue is surrounded by 943 acres of forest area that comprises the Kuenselphodrang nature park.
    Last edited: May 4, 2015

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