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Buddha Park, Vientiane

Categories: Monuments, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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. Our Vientiane trip builder makes visiting Buddha Park and other Vientiane attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Simply a must! It was totally fascinating - it's but a bit outside the city but very easily the moped from.
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  • Worth a trip if you are into sculptures..Many were unique and had multi-storey passages inside them. Take caution when you climb to the peak of the tallest statue. there are no safety features . A str...  read more »
  • Must see . There's no other place like it . Monument stones were huge . Definitely a place for couples and families. 
  • A little out of town. Drive (or tuk tuk) on Thadeua Road, it's on the left past the Friendship Bridge. Interesting sculptures in a pleasant green setting. Allow up to an hour. Visited June 2016. Visit the Disabled Women's Centre on the way back - just west of the Friendship Bridge.
  • The Buddha Park here is built by the same crazy architect as the one who built the one just across the border in Thailand. The park is really easy to get to from Vientiane, don't take a tour from a guesthouse, just make your way to the central bus station and ride bus number 14 to park. Simple! You could do this in the same day as doing a border run as the bus goes to both. The park itself has very little shade, so go early or late and you'll enjoy it most. There are refreshments there. Entry was very cheap at only 5k Kip. There's at least an hour's entertainment there, with many of the statues seemingly completely puzzling and the rest bordering on the side of mental. Nonetheless it's brilliant!
  • Went there on the 4th of May. Walked from hotel about 1km to central bus station took bus 14 (bus was there) to Buddha park for 6000/way,bus took about 50 minutes it's not the last station, but you will not miss the park. Ticket 5000 nothing for camera bought lemonade juice for 7000 , water for 5000. Returned by the same bus , station just outside the park on the opposite side. Park is small but was ok had some nice pictures.
  • Wierdly interesting place. Heaps of concrete statues without any clue what they mean. Even that the statues are quite nice and worth to wisit. Best way to get there is bus 14 from main station at Vientiane for 6k. It took about 45 minutes and the bus is really convenient with aircondition.
  • A really interesting corner of Vientiane. We really enjoyed exploring the hidden passageways inside the monkey head and the statues are both surprising and intricate. Definitely visit if in Vientiane!
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