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).