This statue is Bhutan’s tribute to the lord Buddha, whose learnings and worship govern its very ways of life. Legend has it, that there are 1,25,000 little Buddhas inside this giant statue. It sits on top of a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park, overlooking the southern entrance to Thimpu Valley. It is one of the important places to visit in Bhutan. You can get a glimpse of it from anywhere in Thimpu. But its stunning gold and bronze craftsmanship and stature merits an up-close viewing.
Tip: It is a deity. Be respectful when around it and ensure you don’t offend the locals.