Prior to hitting the trail, visitors (hikers and bikers) can take in the 51.5 meter tall, bronze and gilded in gold, Buddha Dordenma statue. Constructed in 2015 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the statue is one of the tallest in the world. Under the watchful eye of the statue, visitors can begin the ascent up through the Kuenselphodrang Nature Park. 493 acres of forested area, the park lends itself to recreational activities for travelers and city-goers alike; inaugurated as a park to cater to the “mental, spiritual and physical well being of visitors". Circumventing tall grass and other lush vegetation, visitors summit at a gazebo overlooking the bustling Thimphu city and surrounding mountainous valley. A rapid descent along the northern side of the mountain rounds out the 5 km hike/bike back to the starting point - Buddha Point.