Monday, July 14, 2014

Buddha Dordenma's Progress

The US$ 47.00 million Buddha Dordenma statue currently under construction at Kuensel Phodrang, Thimphu will stand 52 meters tall when completed. It will be the tallest sitting Buddha statue in the world. The Buddha Dordenma Project will cost over US$ 100.00 million when fully completed. The beautiful statue is surrounded by the Kuenselphodrang Recreational Nature Park that covers an area of close to a thousand acres of greenery.

From time to time, I photographed the progress of its construction that span half a dozen years.

August 31, 2009

May 12, 2010

August 01, 2010

 March 03, 2011

February 19, 2014

It is not known how long it will take to fully complete the project. But of one thing I am sure, Kuenselphodrang will be one busy tourist spot, when done!


  1. Hello,feeling peace to see your post about Buddha Dordenma's Progress which is situated in Bhutan.I have little bit about Bhutan.Wedged in the middle of India and China's Tibet Autonomous Region, and covered in the deep valleys of the eastern Himalaya, Bhutan delights in a notoriety for being an attainable paradise on earth, an open Shangri La. This significantly Buddhist country is one the world's most current popular governments and the nation that broadly embraced another method for assessing advancement with the measure of Gross National Happiness.Good day.
    Kirpal Singh successor

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