Buddha Dordenma is a massive statue of Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 meters, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within the Buddha Dordenma statue, 100,000 8 inch tall and 25,000 12 inch tall statues respectively. Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley.
About Buddha Dordenma Statue
- The statue fulfills an ancient prophecy dating back to the 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Treasure Discoverer) and is said to emanate an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world.
- Thoushands of smaller Buddha statues which are placed within the Buddha Dordenma statue have also been cast in bronze and gilded. The throne that the Buddha Dordenma sits upon is a large meditation hall.
- Under the eyes of the Buddha statue, the Kuensel Phodrang nature park formally opened in 2011. The park conserves 943.4 acres of forest area that surrounds the Buddha Dordenma statue and houses two public outdoor gymnasiums which opened in 2015.
- Buddha Dordenma is being built to become a “major pilgrimage centre and a focal point for Buddhists all over the world to converge, practice, meditate and retreat.”
Best Time to visit
October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies.
If you are planning a Travel to Bhutan then Buddha Dordenma Statue is worth to visit. It is one of the major tourist attraction in Bhutan.