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Buddha Park, Vientiane

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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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  • When you go to Laos there are a lot of Wats and therefore a lot of Buddhas. This park has been home made so most of the Buddhas are false, that is concrete. You need the number 14 bus from town it is ...  more »
  • It was expected more. We were disappointed. Many statues are damaged... If you ask the question and you're just in time, go your way.
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  • While the Buddha Park may not be a completely authentic historic site, the statues are many and certainly interesting. We enjoyed climbing into the little multi-story structure with steep staircases w...  more »
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  • Just go. A Vientiane highlight. Venture inside the head! Check Google maps for "No. 14 Bus Stop" - board there, pay 6,000k onboard Also, there's reasonable, decent food and drinks on the park grounds for after your excursion
  • It doesn't have a long histoey but the place ia so cool. Lot of Shiva statues and cool place to take good pictures. Go by bus, easy and cheap.
  • 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.
  • Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan (as well as other variations of the spelling), is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane, Laos in a meadow by the Mekong River. Although it is not a temple (Wat), the park may be referred to as Wat Xieng Khuan (Lao: ວັດຊຽງຄວນ;Thai: วัดเซียงควน), since it contains numerous religious images. The name Xieng Khuan means Spirit City. The park contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues.The socialist government operates Buddha Park as a tourist attraction and public park.
  • Xieng Khuan or Buddha Park is worth to visit while in Laos. Near the border between Thailand and Laos. Not just Buddha but they also have Hindu God sculpture here.