Buddha Park Vientiane in Laos
Buddha Park is reputed to be the most unique parks in all of Laos, Buddha Park also known as Wat Xieng Khuan. The creation of the Buddha Park is Luang Soulilat Bounlua Pou, a shaman who claimed to have been a disciple of the Hindu holy man in Viet Nam and integrated Hinduism with Buddhism. He began his return to Laos Sculpture Park in 1958. After the revolution in 1975, Bounlua Soulilat forced into exile across the River to Nong Khai in Thailand, where he built a more elaborate version of his vision-Sala Keoku. Since his exile, the Socialist Government of Laos has operated the Buddha Park as a tourist attraction and a public park. Here and has a statue of the Buddha, Hindu Lore characters, gods, animals and even Demons. It is also located along the banks of the Mekong River. Foreigners and even locals would visit this wonderful place is amazing, also known as Xieng Khuan.
The Park is located 25 kilo meters Southeast of Vientiane on pasture by the Mekong River, not far past the bridge of friendship. If traveling by motorbike, thirty-minute drive to the beautiful garden on the highway is relatively good, a journey that is so much fun relaxing past farmers attending to the rice fields and villages scattered. A piece of signature Garden was great lying Buddha but very flat. However, the most unusual of the most appropriate structure was described as “a giant pumpkin with dead trees sticking out it” (Rough Guide). You can enter a three-story structure, through the mouths of Satan. There is a gallery with outdoor space in on each floor. The inner spaces are filled with statues, but no lights are on when I visited. You can make your way all the way up to the roof, which gives a view of the entire Park. Though not a temple (Wat), Buddha Park is referred to as Wat Xieng Khuan because it contains many religious images. The name Xieng Khuan means Spirit City. The Park contains more than 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues.