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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A Buddhist Monk praying at Buddha Point in Thimphu, Bhutan

High above the city of Thimphu, Bhutan lies Buddha Point. Here, for the entire city to see, sits the Buddha Dordenma, a massive 169 ft statue of the historical Buddha that is currently under construction. Buddha point has quickly become a famous landmark and religious site.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Thimphu, Bhutan
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Zachary Marlay-Wright