Buddha Dordenma Statue

Gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue

Visitors can begin their day in Thimphu with a pleasant drive to the Buddha point at Kuenselphodrang, which offers a magnificent panoramic view of the valley below and great photograph opportunities. Marvel at the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue which houses over a hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the main statue itself are made of bronze and gilded in gold. The throne that the Buddha Dordenma sits upon is a large meditation hall.

The statue sits high on a spur overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu. It is one of the largest Buddharupas in the world at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters).

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Gangtey Goenpa Lodge

Gangtey Goenpa Lodge

Gangtey Goenpa Lodge will offer a luxurious and interactive experience in the Phobjikha Valley when it opens its doors for a soft launch in June 15th 2013.

The Lodge draws upon the inspiration of the unique and beautiful Bhutanese rural architecture down to the very last detail. Designed by Mary Lou Thomson, who has worked on some of the world’s most prestigious resort projects, the interiors and furnishings showcase aspects of the vibrant local culture.

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Chorten Kora

Chorten Kora Festival

The Chorten Kora festival, also known as ‘Dakpa Kora’, is set in Trashiyangtse, the easternmost district of Bhutan that borders Arunchal Pradesh. This years festival begins on the 16th of March and continues until the 30th of March.

It is dedicated to a young girl from Tawang, believed to have been a Khando (Dakini) who agreed to be buried alive inside the Chorten. Hundreds of people from Arunachal Pradesh known as the Dakpas make a pilgrimage to Chorten Kora to circumambulate on Dakpa Kora, held on the 15th day of the 3rd month corresponding to 28th February. Bhutanese pilgrims then follow with their circumbulation on the 30th day corresponding to 15th March every year.

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