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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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  • I went to the Buddha Park via public bus (number 14) which was a very relaxed and easy journey. The number 14 bus leaves from the central bus station every 20 minutes. At the central bus station walk ...  more »
  • The Buddha park is probably one of the strangest but coolest things I've seen! Definitely a must if you are in Vientiane because there is not too much to do in the area! The park is filled with sculpt...  more »
  • I believe a park designed and built by an individual. Dedicated to Buddha and a number of other deities represented by multiple statues and various monuments. Could be more interesting if there were more explanations to their topic. Visit all the same.
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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.