The Buddha Dordenma statue standing tall at 169 feet (51.5 meters) is the biggest statue of Lord Buddha in the world. It is located over a strategic hilltop overlooking the entire Thimphu valley and offers a picturesque view.
The gigantic statue is built like a temple and the interior of the statue has 100,000 eight-inch Buddha statues and 25,000 12-inch gold gilded Buddha statues. The project to build the site cost about US$ 100 million.
The tall statue is in the midst of the newly opened (in 2011) Kuenselphodrang Nature Park, which consists of 943.4 acres of protected forest area.
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