Big Buddha
Brief Background

Buddha Dordenma Statue overlooking Thimphu valley at Kuenselphodrang is of the biggest seating Buddha in the world. It measures 169 feet high. It's a non-government project initiated by Lam Tsering Wangdi. And the major sponsors are from Hongkong and Singapore.  

The project is started in 2005 and the surrounding infrastructure developments are still not yet complete. The main buddha is all made of bronze and the material are all brought from China.

Inside Big Buddha

The Buddha statue is a hallow and there are temples inside. Its to be filled with 125,000 small buddha statues. 100,000 statues will be 8 inches tall and 25,000 will be 12 inches tall.

The main figure that you will see the Buddha Vairocana (Four Face Buddha) with 8 bodhisattvas surrounding it. And also you will see beautiful mandalas on the ceiling. And also the painting of 12 deeds of Buddha.   

Visitors Information

Open: Every day from 08:00 to 17:00 in summer and 08:00 to 16:00 in winter.

Lunch Break: 13-14 hrs

Dress Code: Need formal dress

Entry Fee: Nu. 1000 (Roughly USD 12)

Photography: Photography is allowed till courtyard

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