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Buddha Dordenma

| Viewing Point, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 17 47 42 24
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On our way to Punakha, we stopped to see the gigantic Buddha Dordenma statue. An impressive height... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melanie E
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Stunning views

Beautiful panoramic view from Buddha View Point. Very serene. Construction still in progress. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Soumya R
Bengaluru, India
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| Viewing Point, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 17 47 42 24

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to Punakha, we stopped to see the gigantic Buddha Dordenma statue. An impressive height of 51.5 m. Built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuk. Just as impressive inside was where it housed over one hundred thousand 8”...More

Thank Melanie E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful panoramic view from Buddha View Point. Very serene. Construction still in progress. The temple inside is very stunning and peaceful.

Thank Soumya R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Place with Holy Environment. Nice Place to click lots of photographs.The Buddha Statue is epic. We got snow also which was quiet unexpected for us. We loved it.

Thank Wrishita_Biswas
Reviewed 13 January 2018

If you like big things, you'll like this gigantic bronze Buddha. It's a modern monument, and the grounds are still under construction, but you can walk around, enter the monastery, enjoy the view of Thimphu, and marvel at how Bhutan spent over USD$100M.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is an iconic statue, grand and spiritual. It dominates the landscape, and when its surrounds are complete, will be quite the gathering place, although it already is.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 10 January 2018

A must-see on a trip to Bhutan. The dimensions are breathtaking and the devotion of the pilgrims is very interesting

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Amazing experience while I visited Dordenma, it was the annual monks Druk Wangyal festival, prayers, and chanting, life everywhere, a must visit on any itinerary, especially if you aim to arrive around lunch time. This way you are allowed to see the Buddha from directly...More

Thank jasongoodall1
Reviewed 9 January 2018

There are 2 ways to get up here, drive to the top car park and it is a short walk, or you can take it the hard way and climb those stairs. It was busy on the day we went due to some Religious gathering...More

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Buddha statue - Nice calm and beautiful place. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Thimpu. The ride to the statue is also a good one

Thank Maverick-0181
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is a huge Buddha statue housing a meditation room inside. It is very modern and is still in the process of being constructed. The artwork inside is colourful and detailed. If you have time available for extra sightseeing, it is worth coming up here...More

Thank Helen J
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Sheela G
11 January 2018|
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Response from RAJENDRA884 | Reviewed this property |
If you can afford 40-50 thousand per hour, it is fine but I did not see much sense in it as road travel is awesome, one finds lot of scenic beauty at eye level. Pls note that helicopter charges are in the range of US Dollar... More
manu k
8 January 2018|
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Response from DeanneS228 | Reviewed this property |
The Takin Reserve is around 300 NU which is roughly $3 AUD or $4.80 US so it isn't expensive. Some have said it is but I think it is more than well priced.
14 September 2017|
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Response from Triflyer | Reviewed this property |
cant recall but I think it should be open. If there is a festival, all the more reason why it should be. Better to check if important. I personally think it is not an issue even if closed as the journey, the atmosphere... More