Secret Buddha Garden

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jlamkk
singapore807 contributions
Secret Buddha Garden
Apr 2021
a very old place with many statues around the area. the whole place is covered with green moist and can be very slippery especially near the small lake.
Written April 22, 2021
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Wayne
Bangkok, Thailand55 contributions
Nice for a family visit
Apr 2021 • Family
Hard drive up some steep roads but easy to find and GPS is accurate. I'm sure farrang are charged more than Thai but the lady selling tickets would not tell us prices individually. A lovely idea built by 1 man to create a peaceful rest area. Stone statues and Buddha's line a small streamed Waterfall. Great place to get family photo's. 30 minutes was enough to see all and enjoy the calm.
Written April 9, 2021
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chazzerPlymouth
Plymouth, UK39 contributions
Peaceful
Oct 2019
A lovely place to visit, entry is only permitted at certain times due to the military being in the area.
Written September 15, 2020
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Mark William
Bangkok, Thailand48 contributions
Expected more. Needs some maintenance.
Jun 2020 • Solo
Solo trip to the garden after living in Samui for 3 months. I have to admit that with 80 baht entrance fee I'd have hoped for a better kept garden. There are buildings full of litter and doors rotting away to nothing. All the paths are completely covered in slime and a lot of the statues are too. Some of the entrance fee should be used to keep the garden well maintained and fix the broken statues and buildings. Some information about the statues would be good too. Pretty overrated in my opinion and mosquito haven!
Written July 2, 2020
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Curtis Shelton
Orlando, FL176 contributions
A backpackers experience!
Jun 2020 • Family
On top of a very small mountain or if you consider it a giant hill of Koh Samui.

Lies a small Secret Buhda Garden, mystical at first sight, as well something out of a classic adventure movie.

How to get to this amazing place is by going up up hill on some sketchy roads (Note: These roads are under construction as well, some sections range from new, old, and just gravel.)
If you uneasy for the trip up under these conditions, then I suggest do not make it.
Caution roads are very turns, as well hilly trust me this might make anyone nervous. Drive the speed limit!

But for me personally was worth the trip, the views driving up one of a kind as well the excitement!

Once you reach location, you will find a small parking lot as well a cafe/shop. For foreigners will cost only 80 Baht free for Thai maybe due to Covid.

As you walk down the hill you will get a rush of Adrenalin, and like an spooky feeling. Once you see the wonders down there it will just take your breath away, as you feel uneasy like stepping on holy grounds of sorts. But you see it’s been turned into a amusement park, so you get the feel that this holy soot was tarnished.

History: This place was just a normal water fall, and river. Created by a local fruit farmer who dreamed big, created this small park, and was completed 1976. But due to location, as well no one maintaining the location properly, has gained its eerie feel that what is known now.

Personally feel like there is something more to this location, so respect it like you would a temple. Truly a one of a kind marvel, for any adventurer to enjoy. Caution where you walk can get hurt from things falling apart. Worth the drive up, as crazy drive down.

From this spot you can actually go from one side of the island to the other. So plan your trip to do exactly this!

Be safe, and have fun at this amazing location!
Written June 7, 2020
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MB1769
Toronto, Canada209 contributions
Sad & neglected
Mar 2020 • Friends
Small, falling apart, not much to see. Only part worth seeing was the trek up the mountain to get to the location. I imagine it was quite pretty at one time but through neglect is now just a sad remnants.
Written March 22, 2020
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Jalexx
Munich, Germany28 contributions
The journey to the Secret Garden
Feb 2020 • Couples
Rent a scooter a ride up the crazy road to the top of the mountain to arrive at this attraction. They have food, drinks and toilets and you’ll only need an hour max to slowly walk through and enjoy the Buddha garden. Great for taking fun and creative pictures, especially on a sunny day!
Written March 14, 2020
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Sindy H
11 contributions
Weird place!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Like something out of Narnia! Weird place! All mossy with statues everywhere. Couldn’t quite understand what it was built for in the past.
Written March 13, 2020
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DeanMcc007
Crawley, UK442 contributions
Tranquility
Feb 2020
This is a bit off the beaten track, but I think it is worth going.
We were amazed how big this Secret Garden was !
We were there for over an hour with every turn a statue or stream - if you are prone to getting bitten, then make sure you have sprayed feet on your legs as this is in the forest depths and you will get bitten !!
But I believe this is a must see !!
Written February 27, 2020
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Eliška M
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
Peaceful place
Feb 2020
A very peaceful place that stands up to its name. Located in nature it's worth the ride and the entrance fee.
Written February 23, 2020
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