Buddha Dordenma Statue in Thimphu
Budhha Dordenma Statue in Thimphu.
When you reached Thimphu visitors can begin day in Thimphu with please blessing from Buddha Dordenma at Kenselphodrag, which offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Thimphu valley where you can have photograph opportunities. The statue sits high on spur overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu. It is one of largest Buddha statue in world at a heigh of 169 feet (51.5 meters). The statue is made of bronzeand gilded in gold. 1,25,000 smaller Buddha statues have been place within the Buddha Dordenma, 100,000 8 inch tall and 25,000 12 inch tall statues respectively. Each of these thousands of Buddhas have also been cast in bronze and gilded.
The satue fulfills and ancient prophecy dating back to 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Tresure Discoverre( and is said to emanate and aura of peace and happiness to the entire world.
Under the eyes of the Buddga statue, the Kunselphodranf nature park was formaly opened as a recreational park in 2011.