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. 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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  • It was my first visit, I went there by my own with a rented motorbike. Actually the fact of getting there was worth it already. It is really far away from downtown, no less than 40 minutes but you can...  more »
  • I went while being jostled and not paved section went in about 50 minutes by taxi from Vientiane City. Within the Park are many statues is never tire. Narrow stairs is suddenly put in pumpkin-mouth wide open, take me to the roof and getting wet in the rain I'm pretty dangerous. When it rains the caution!
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  • People who go on the number 14 bus there are 150 bus ride. Without a change to the Buddha Park. Bus fare 6000 Kip. Entrance fee 5000 Kip.
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  • A bit of a novelty park on the Mekong and a very pleasant half day independant tour by local bus from Vientiane to just past the Friendship Bridge (about 40 minutes each way). Good modern facilities on site, pleasant landscapes, statuary curiosities. Take care climbing the giant pumpkin as 'elf n safety doesn't really exist.
  • While interesting to see, this shouldn't be a priority unless you've hit all the other major sites in Vientiane. About an hour by bus, the park has less cultural significance than temples in the region but is still pleasant if you can find a shady spot. Catch the 14 from the bus station behind the morning market, which will cost you 6000kip. Entry is 15000kip.
  • Pineapple statue a great climb with great view. Very small and no info. Good fried rice. Loved the bus journey. Thailand just across the lake. Love it
  • take a no.14 bus from terminal and pay 6,000kip per person to the park. It takes about 40-50 minutes. There is numerous sculptures which are very unfamiliar but unique. You can see all around the park in an hour.
  • This is a semi-private park with entry fee, one price for local one price for "Falang"" (foreigners). This is my 3rd visit to the park, and I have seen progress. My first visit to the location was in 2007. I'm sad to see the stationary stand not there any more due to permitting issues. Perhaps they''ll be back when the building for the gift shops is done. Recommendations: 1) to avoid catastrophe with the steep stairs to one of the monument, please put guiding ropes; 2) reference the stories of the animals and figures in the park (e.g. the cricket); 3) restaurant/ice-cream place, a family spot? I do like the addition of the cold drinks stand. What happened to the fresh coconuts and traditional snacks (e.g. mak yum, green mangoes, etc...) .
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