Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu

4.5
Examine an enormous statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Kuenselphodrang, which celebrates the 60th birthday of Bhutan's fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Built in 2015, the 51 m (169 ft) bronze statue gilded in gold overlooks the southern tip of the nation's capital. The ornamented interior shelters over 100,000 Buddha icons, each made of the same material as the grandiose monument. Besides exploring the structure, you can also take photographs of the panoramic scenery and meander through the forest in the nearby nature park. Make Kuenselphodrang a centerpiece of your Thimphu vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thimphu online trip maker .
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  • Wow, is about all I can say. Sitting tall and proud overlooking his kingdom, this incredible statue can be admired for miles. On a clear day, the views were like you were too sitting on top of the wor...  more »
  • Its a must visit place if you visit Thimphu. Its a huge statue of Lord Buddha with a beautiful temple inside it at the top of a mountain. From here you can see a panoramic view of entire Thimphu city ...  more »
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