Buddha Park, Vientiane

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#3 of 49 in Parks in Laos
Observe more than 200 sacred statues and a giant 40 meter (131 ft) high image of the reclining Buddha at Buddha Park. Built in 1958 by a monk who studied both Hinduism and Buddhism, the park represents a blend of two religions and all their artistic embodiments of deities, demons, and animals. As you stroll across the exotic compound, observe statues of a Hindu god-king riding a three-headed elephant, a deity with twelve faces and six hands, and a four-armed divine being riding a horse. With our international travel planner, Vientiane attractions like Buddha Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This set of sculptures in concrete which many have tutors are without interest the video which explains the place is in Lao not subtitled! This isn't a religious or historical nor a litterary work work... There are so many beautiful Buddha statues across the country!
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  • This is a nice park but a bit boring. Only good for family with kids. A large park with many Buddha statues. Located away from the city centre  more »
  • I didn't go into this park expecting Disney World and consequently I had a very nice visit. We went to the top of the giant ball, which was terrifying for me because I am afraid of heights. I'm glad w...  more »
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  • Nice place to go but we had a bad experience with the restaurant inside the park. We ordered fried fish and they cheated us by taking some fish meat out for themselves. We asked them about it, of course, they didn’t accept . I took a picture of it but I don’t know how to post😓
  • I wanted to try the public bus so this was a great opportunity; an interesting ride of some 45 min from the bus terminal (fare: LAK 6K). Reaching there at 16h I had just one hr to spend, which was sufficient. You probably wouldn't need more than an hr coz of the heat anyway. I understand the statues here have little historic value though they may appear to be old. Better consider it a fun park of a rare collection of some weird sculptures. Very easy access by bus/bike, not worth paying for the tour I'd say. Entry: 5K Toilet: 2K (as of August 2017)
  • Go with bus 14. Don't pay a hostel or Tuktuk 70.000 kip. Local bus is 6000 kip and the entrance of the park only 5.000 kip. It's a nice garden to walk, but there are no stories written by the statues. So I don't really know what I am looking at. And when you're going there make sure on your way back with bus 14 one stop before the buddha park to go to the inpeng riverside swimming pool. It's by a fancy hotel but you can swim there for just 20.000 kip. It's very cheap for 3 pools with 8 slides.
  • Interesting Buddhist / Hindu style statues. Nice if you like this sort of stuff. Entrance fee was 5000 kip.
  • Nice place to visit in vientiane. You can catch the local bus from the bus station in the downtown near the shopping mal and pay 6000 kip. The bus has air condition and it id about 45 min trip. You must find the bus number 14

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Where to stay in Vientiane

Pretty little Vientiane offers a good range of accommodations, with most either mid-range or upmarket hotels by national standards. Close to the riverfront sit the grandest of the bunch, with newly built high-rise hotels and boutiques set in old French colonial buildings. Move away from the water a little to find some standard, unassuming hotels, mixed in with a few more boutiques and high-rises overlooking the prettier plazas and along the main boulevards. For budget options, look at the guesthouses and hostels on the side streets around Rue Setthathilath, but make sure to reserve your room early to avoid disappointment.
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