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The Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden

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Address: Sai 2 Soi 19, Saen Suk, Chonburi 20130, Thailand

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The title, the Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden, is very apt. A large open area in a temple yard full of statues of what you can expect if you stray from the true path of Buddhism. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is worth to see. But it is a problem to find a right way to this monastery and park with statues. It is mentioned shortly only in some prospects. I foud the right way thanks to geocaching. The entrance is free, they ask only donation. On the donation box is written 1 year of age = 1 bath.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I like this place as the best educational place to show and explain people the base rules and norms in Buddhist culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The title, the Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden, is very apt. A large open area in a temple yard full of statues of what you can expect if you stray from the true path of Buddhism. The statues are made of, I would think, of a frame work covered in concrete and some are very gruesome to say the least!... More 

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Rayong, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Even Hieronymus Bosch with his visit imagination did not conjure up some of the fiendish tableaux here at The Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden. In fact, Torquemada and his Holy Inquisitors would have learned a trick or two if they could have paid a visit here. This is a Buddhist temple designed to illustrate the joys of following in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Bizarre and something different it can be walked around in 45-60 mins Not worth a special trip but worth a look if your nearby

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

A Buddhist destination not far away from Si Racha. It is a park tucked away from the main road, with really scary statues of people been punished/killed when they do not follow the proper rules of life and Buddhism. The park is really educational and opens one mind. Since there are no taxis, one can only reach the park by... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Hell garden in the Wat Wang Saen Suk showing the gruelling punishments in afterlife in (Buddhist) hell (with lots of English explanations), peaceful life in heaven, Thai proverbs and a whole set of Chinese gods. My Thai friend told me that it scared the hell out of her when she was visiting as a kid.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

If you want to see something freaky and unusual, this is a must visit. Most people skip Chonburi and head to Pattaya but if you have time, definitely come to Chonburi and take a tour of the hell garden. You learn about what happens to people when they do bad things. I've lived in Thailand for 20 years and I... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

The gruesome depictions of hell are unusual and there is also a lot of very interesting Buddhist folklore statues. I think that it's worth going to...and there's no entrance fee ........though 1 1/2 hours walking around was enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is the #1 attraction in the Chonburi/ Bangsaen area. A lesson in the wages of sin and too gruesome for many, too strong a reminder of their own guilty sins for others. The largest collection of Buddhist folk art in Eastern Thailand, having Saints as well as Devils, sculptures of the life story of Buddah, folk tales and a... More 

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