27 October 2018

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Buddha Eden Garden, Portugal

An hour’s drive north of Lisbon is the Buddha Eden Garden. Covering over 35 hectares of land, it is the largest oriental garden in Europe. Created by José Berardo, a contemporary art collector, who after reading about the Taliban’s destruction of stone Buddhas in Bamiyan, purchased a huge range of Buddha statues and created the sculpture park.

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Aside from the Buddhas, the park is home to seven hundred terracota soldiers, modelled on the originals from Xian in China.

The gardens are landscaped with several water features, one of which has a variety of wild animals made from metal. There is more about the park in the next post.

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2 thoughts on “27 October 2018

  1. Carl November 1, 2018 / 11:59 am

    looks very relaxing…..is there a bar?

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    • susiebee05 November 1, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      Hello lovely, there’s a good restaurant there which does serve alcohol, and they produce their own wine, sold at the shop on site, where they have free tastings! xx

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