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It is said that there are more statues of Buddha than people in Bhutan. But this one is truly gigantic. The huge 51m-tall steel statue of Buddha Dordenma commands the entry to the Thimphu valley. And while travelers are gazing at this mesmerising structure, they can ponder over the meaning of life and remember the absolute truth, that is death. Yes, the people of Bhutan contemplate the biggest fear of human mind five times a day. It makes them free of the stigma related to death and gives them a fresh perspective towards life. Many experts believe that this could be the key reason to Bhutanese taking the top spot on the table of happiness index.

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