Sala Kaew Ku (Wat Khaek), Nong Khai

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Take a surreal journey at Sala Kaew Ku (Wat Khaek), a park decorated with fantastic and strange Hindu-Buddhist statues. Wander among figures like Buddha protected by a seven-headed snake and the wheel of life, a group of sculptures depicting the cycle from birth to death. This unusual attraction also houses the remains of its creator, Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat, in a three-level pavilion. Round out your visit by strolling through the garden of cacti and relaxing by the lake to feed the fish. Put Sala Kaew Ku (Wat Khaek) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nong Khai sightseeing tool .
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  • A megalomaniac, buried in the complex where these statues, thought to be remembered by posterity filling of big statues inspired by Buddhism a park shouldn't be ruined by this total lack of taste. Gigantic statues also alternate with smaller sculptures without any cultural logic. I had the authority, I would order the slaughter of what lies in this fence to turn it into Park while maintaining its pond. Disgusting spectacle, religion cannot nor should be mixed with megalomania.
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  • great experience, definitely worth it. Temple great for its originality, not easy to find because isolates but clearly worth
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  • This was so cool to me. It’s somewhere you can walk around for about an hour. If you end up in this city, you must do this activity if you care at all about art/sculptures. For tourists, it’s 20 baht ...  more »

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