Wander the 'Buddha Walk' for a unique experience. This half kilometre walk offers spectacular views of Byron’s hinterland encompassing monolithic crystal pieces, spectacular gardens, mystic statues, a bamboo walk, and terraced lawns with plenty of shaded spots to sit and reflect.
The amazing statues are hand carved from volcanic rock from Gunung Merapi (mountain of fire). This is the same stone used to carve the famous Buddhist monument Borobudur in Java, Indonesia.
You will discover:
Blessing Buddha - sitting on his lotus this amazing statue is almost 4 metres high and weighing 14 tonne.
Buddha's Lotus Mosaic - by Turiya Bruce
Castle Sculpture and dragon - by Steve the Sandman
Lakshmi - Goddess of Abundance - 3.5 metres high.
Ganesh - God of new beginnings, More than 2 metres high
Garuda & Vishnu - Garuda who represents honesty and the preserver of truth. On his shoulders rides Vishnu, the God of love and saviour of the world.
Nandi - The Lord of Joy and vehicle of Shiva
Avalokiteshvara - The Buddha of Compassion
In a spontaneous gesture the Crystal Castle visitors have been making coin offerings on the statues. These are collected and sent to a Tibetan Kindergarten in Northern India to help preserve the passing down of Tibetan culture. For more details, see: About Us - International Community