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Secret Buddha Garden, Ko Samui

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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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  • Great little gardens to walk around for half hour, nice small waterfall and statues either side of a small river that runs through the gardens. We arrived and there we 10 people and that was perfect t...  more »
  • We have made us even with the scooter on the way and it's already somewhat steeper uphill. There are two waterfalls that can be seen on the. The garden was very nice to look at and there are great photo opportunities. All in all a nice break in Samui.
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  • Is really nice place and worth a stop! We had rented a scooter and it was on our route! A waterfall was also nearby. Was to get adventurous with the roller there but it works :) The path to the waterfall was adventurous! You had to down climb through the tropical forest! Goods of louder ropes excited that one firm could stand! So one could easily slide off if you are not careful!
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  • To Dispel any myths you can reach this on a scooter (if confident) and I saw a Honda Civic make the journey."peak eye" offers fuel. We trekked up because we didn't want to pay for a tour and I'm glad we didn't it's a total tourist trap and costs 80b to enter its not worth a visit at all. I recommend the ride/walk up and the water falls on the way up over this.
  • 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.
  • A unique Buddha garden located in the wild at least that how they describe it to you but it was not that interesting but since you visited the waterfalls it will take you only 5 min away to see this place and for only an 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.
  • Nothing to see. I didint understand for what i payed 80bth

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