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Buddha Point is a place, where the largest Buddha Dhodrenma Statue in the world is located. It is located approximately five kilometers above Thimphu Town on a hill, overlooking the Thimphu Valley below. The height of the statue is 51.5 meters. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. 125000 small Buddha Statues have been placed within the Buddha Dhodrenma Statue. The Buddha Dhodrenma was built in recent year in accordance with the ancient prophecy dating back to the 8 th century A.D that was discovered by the Terton Pema Lingpa, who is the religious Treasure Discoverer of Bhutan. The Statue was built to emanate an aura of peace and happiness not only in Bhutan, but in the entire world. The view of Thimphu town from the Buddha Point is very commanding. The construction of the statue was approved by the His Majesty the fourth King of Bhutan and His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the project was initiated by Lam Tshering Wangdi. The majority of financial sponsorship for the construction was by Mr. Peter Toe, a Singaporean Businessman.

Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park is the most visited nature park and probably the only nature park in Thimphu which was established in 2011. It is Located at around 15 km from main Thimphu Town and sits adjacent to the Buddha Dordenma statue. It also serves as a multipurpose trail for hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. The hikers can enjoy the panoramic view of the whole Thimphu valley and enjoy the hike amidst fluttering colorful prayer flags and enjoy the azure sky. If mountain biking is your thing, then you ought to try the popular biking route in the Kuensel phodrang nature park. A 3.5km mountain-bike trail branches off from just below the Buddha site to Depsi, near Babesa. The area is also called Changri Kuensel Phodrang after the former palace of the 13th Druk Desi that once stood here.

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