Secret Buddha Garden, Ko Samui

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#8 of 23 in Parks in Ko Samui
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. Plan your visit to Secret Buddha Garden and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lipa Noi holiday site .
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  • October 1, 2017
    If you’re already in the area then it’s a nice place to visit. It’s quite small and you wouldn’t need very long here but it’s very tranquil and peaceful and seemingly build into its surroundings. You ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    We were already on Ko Samui and it took several attempts before we finally found the secret Buddha garden in the mountains of Lamai. He is not very well signposted and it lands quickly on any unpaved, bumpy mountain roads that are impassable without 4WD. The right entrance is on the Tambon na Mueang road, just behind the temple with the mummified monk and before the NA Mueng waterfalls. If you are driving over the Hill you come shortly before NATHON on ring road. In the enchanted secret Buddha garden there are many sculptures to see. A stream flows through the shady garden and there is the possibility to buy souvenirs and snacks
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  • September 27, 2017
    Nice figures to make funny photos... If one passes it anyway, can you pull over there sometimes, but extra there, not necessarily...
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  • August 31, 2017
    A must-do! This secret garden is lovely, very fun to get to with a scooter as well - you can stop by on the way and see all the waterfalls. Great for pics! Try and go during less touristic times though..!
  • August 25, 2017
    Nothing very interesting. Dangerous in fact. One slip can be disaster. Should make it safer for tourists to visit. Only for those with slip proof shoes. Go only if u are nearby as it is not worth travelling far to visit.
  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    Would highly recommend a visit if you are on Samui, very magical atmosphere and I've never seen so many statues in one place. You can swim in a natural pool at the top. Fantastic for photos. 50B to get in, and quite a climb up the mountain roads.
  • December 29, 2016
    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.

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