Buddha Eden Garden, Bombarral

4.5
#2 of 17 in Parks in Leiria District
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Home to an extensive collection of Buddhas, statues, and other Asian-inspired artwork, Buddha Eden Garden is the largest Oriental complex of its kind in Europe. Founded in 2001 as a reaction to the Taliban's destruction of the famous Banyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, the garden has endeavored to preserve their memory. Wander the 35 hectares (86 acres) of green space with ponds, fountains, and pagodas, and try to get in touch with the area's mission of peace and understanding. You certainly won't miss the gigantic reclining Buddha statue designed to resemble those at Banyan, or the 2,200 individual replicas of China's famous Terra Cotta soldiers. Be sure to stop by the on-site wine store for a chance to sample one of Portugal's most famous exports, produced by a local company. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Buddha Eden Garden and many more Bombarral attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bombarral trip generator.
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  • A very eclectic garden. Absolutely beautiful to walk through and enjoy the air and scenery. Although some of the art work is strange to me it was pleasant and fun to walk through. It is very different...  more »
  • A very good place to while away a morning.. the gardens are well laid out and very well maintained with lots of little paths to provide a cool wander away from other people. Oriental statuary is amazi...  more »
  • Although I feared the place would be a bit tacky, it was a nice surprise to walk across beautiful gardens filled with Asian and modern art.  more »
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  • Tickets are very affordable and the garden is very beautiful. You can spend a very pleasant day there. Half a day is enough to see the whole garden though. There is also a place where you can eat lunch and a cafe. When I was there I had lunch for 11.5€ which included soup, main course desert and drink although if you don't make a reservation it can be a little chaotic.
  • THIS PLACE IS AMAZING AND HUGE. Seriously we spent a all day in there and I'm pretty sure we couldn't see everything, pack some lunch and go early in the morning, the entry ticket is ridiculously cheap like 3€ or something and it's beautiful!! Don't rush even if you do want to see everything because people this is the place where you go to relax, to appreciate nature and enjoy the works of art. It's like you'll find your nirvana there. Bring some comfortable shoes because you'll walk a LOT, take water too because during summer time it's really hot in there, you can do as we did and used the water sprinkler to freshen up. Some shorts and t-shirt are fine and don't forget solar protection otherwise you'll be getting a funny shaped burn!
  • Found Buddha Eden by accident and what a find!! It's beautiful gardens, sculptures, water features and of course the Buddha statues are awesome. A relaxing atmosphere to amble along at your own pace. Love this place!!
  • Jardim vale bem a pena, só não gastem o vosso dinheiro e tempo no almoço. Muito fraco.
  • Beautiful place to enjoy the Buddhist statues like Lord Gautama, Guan Yin and Bodhisattvas. Also statues from Africa and Greek arts. Very serene.

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