History & Culture



Secret Buddha Garden

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Built in 1976 by a fruit farmer “Nim Thongsuk”, Secret Buddha Garden is located in the hills of Samui Island. The garden took around 15 years to finish. It is a peace and tranquility place in the verdant jungle and rocky hills. Inside the garden is decorated with sculptures depicting both humans and deities in various poses.

Getting to the garden is quite difficult since public roads cannot access it. You can only use a military road. The way to get there is through a dense forest and rivers. The vehicle that can be used is only a four-wheel-drive jeep for a mountain. It is worth a visit. On the way to the garden, you can stop at Samui’s highest point overlooking the island from north to south.

How to get there: It is a 2-hour trip. Starting at the back of the Lamai Temple. Booking a tour in advance is highly recommended. Many local travel agents offer the trip to the Secret Buddha Garden.