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Secret Buddha Garden, Ko Samui

(3.8/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Set atop one of the island's highest peaks, Secret Buddha Garden reveals a private sculpture collection in the middle of the jungle. Started in 1976 by a 77-year-old retired fruit farmer, the garden displays statues of animals, deities, and humans. Look carefully to find figures of Buddha, musicians, and the artist and his father holding hands. When you see a group of angel sculptures, you'll know the founder's tomb is nearby. Wear comfortable shoes when you go, as the attraction requires climbing many steep paths and steps. Use our Lipa Noi vacation planner to visit Secret Buddha Garden on your trip to Lipa Noi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Suddenly surprised this attraction. A very atmospheric place. Entry costs just 80 baht.
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  • The Secrete buddha Garden is located in the centre of the islands on top of a hill. I rented a bike for the day. The ride up the hill is fantastic. There's a small entrance fee for this attraction. Re...  more »
  • Our guide told us we should not go to visit this place as it isn't really secret and more of a touristy place. At the end he was more then right. It would not recommend to go to this place. First the ...  more »
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  • A unique Buddha Garden perched on the top of a mountain. We were concerned about getting there based on reviews to 4x4. The road was just fine, it was paved the whole way up and we had no problem on our scooter. We took the main Military Road, same as going to Paradise Fun Park, there are 2 ways to drive up. Waterfall was beautiful creating a stream that ran through this Buddha Garden. Very tranquil, a lot of tourists. Entry fee is 80 baht.
  • Pros: Amazing sculptures placed in a wild looking forest. Handmade waterfall gives a touch of fresh. Ticket price is rather low, 80 baht. Nearby restaurant 'Peak Eye View' offers motorbike gasoline. Cons: Really bad mountain road, all in deep pits. Place is crowded. It would be much more better and relaxing if there were less people.
  • I was in that garden 3 of March 2017 and I thought that it will be something bigger than few statues and empty houses, I thought that it will be a garden with at least 1 flower.... It is very beautiful outside the garden and you don't have to pay anything there, But inside it.... Small river and statues... this isn't worth of it's money 80 THB per person. I wouldn't advise anyone to go inside...
  • Very interested place to see with nice small waterfall and a lot nice looking statues which represents people in many poses and animals. In 2016 entrance fee was 80 THB. Isn't easy to go there, but I'd recommend to see.
  • Long and hard drive, best undertaken in an SUV. The garden has some new statues, nothing secret about it at all though. The coffee shop at the start is good!