Buddha Eden Garden, Bombarral

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#2 of 27 in Parks in Leiria District
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. Put Buddha Eden Garden into our Bombarral trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I've been more than once. Is always being updated. We see always new things. It's a nice walk. The space is very nice and is always careful. When I went the first time if not paid, are now €4. I think it is a fair price considering that the site is well maintained. Recommend!
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  • Wonderful tour! The Park is exceptionally beautiful, very well maintained and very clean! Visit to not missed! Damage to a thing that the debility human wins no respect for people, site, lawns, statues, and the personnel maintenance! Like what civility, l education and d respect others and really lost! Too bad! But to not be missed!
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  • Wanted to give 5 stars, but I can't. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT IN THE ROOM THERE ARE NO FIRST AID? In an area that gets so many visitors, including numerous children, there is a first aid kit. A shame!!! Got me a nice employee, that seeing me hurt me provided the first aid box. As for the space, it's fantastic, beautiful garden, well cared for, beautiful works of art worth beyond a shadow of a doubt, a visit. With regard to routes, is the suggestion of creating a route so that we can walk through the garden a more coherently. The train helps but only one of the parties. By the way the hint to deliver a map when purchasing tickets. We know you have them, but do not inform us or deliver. Anyway, it's a site worth visiting
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  • Park in Bombarral, unusual but interesting. Huge place filed with different teams. Modern sculptures, metalwork, huge figurines of Buddha and more. The hours of walking in the peace and tranquility. At the end the possibility to visit local winery shop and by great wine from the region, or take a lunch in a restaurant.
  • An extensive open area with a broad range of sculptures from different continents on earth, with special emphasis on religious statues and meditating ambiances… The visit center is next to Quinta da Bacalhôa, a very good wine from a traditional and historic wine farm. In the visitors shop you have a broad offer of wines from this farm, unfortunately not at reduced prices except for some specific promotion of the week or season. A bit difficult to find if you only follow the sign roads…
  • A nice Asian and now also African kind of vibe in the middle of our little Portugal. You can see alot of statues and art pieces about places and cultures and along the way you can also enjoy a nice walk and view. In the end you might feel tempted to try and buy a nice wine... it is really cheap and great so go for it.
  • This is a place to come and relax. The Park is big but it's easy to walk around it. It takes around 2 hours for a quick walking visit. It has a train (it requires a ticket for an extra 3 euros) that allows you to travel easily through various points in the Park. It's a beautiful experience that i recomend.
  • Beautiful place. Clean and well kept never expected to see this in Portugal. My only reason for a 4 star is due to lack of information when arriving no map no indication of where to go or where you can walk etc. Train is a waste of money But other than that beautiful and sceneric

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