By LiaF7
3 years ago

Buddha Eden Garden - Part I

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At Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral, Portugal you can visit the impressive Buddha Eden - the largest oriental garden in Europe.

The oriental Buddha Eden Garden with 35 hectares of land was conceived by José M.R Berardo in response to the destruction of the great Bamiyan Buddhas, in which one of the greatest acts of cultural barbarity took place, erasing masterpieces of late-period Gandhara art.

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamiyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, northwest of Kabul. Built during the sixth century, the statues represented the classic blended style of Indo-Greek art. They were intentionally dynamited and destroyed in 2001 by the Taliban, after the Taliban government declared that they were "idols" which are forbidden under Sharia law.

Continues.... PART II - https://tuetego.net/article/23207

TEXT from:
https://berardocollection.com
and
http://www.bacalhoa.com

All PHOTOS were taken by me at this beautiful Garden.

I recommend the visit and it will take you at least 3 hours to see the whole area. It also has a mini-train circuit. Paid entries.
Garden closes at 18 hours. (6 pm)

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KimJohnson Amazing place, Im in Awe.
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bibinvarghese wow its really amazing
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LiaF7 Thank you @kimJohnson and @bibinvarghese :) I'm just sad about the photos I inserted in 3x4 mode. They were all automatically cropped. Suffered mutilation on this site and now we see statues without heads.
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LiaF7 Btw... It's only a 20 minute drive from where I live :) Go there often.
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