The Buddha Park in Vientiane
The Buddha Park (also known as Sala Xieng Khuan) is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane in a meadow by the Mekong River.The park contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues and is around 10 acres large. We drove there by motorbike, which was great because we could explore the region around Vientiane as well. The park was built by Bunleua Sulilat, who fled to Thailand in the 70s where he built another Buddha Park known as Sala Keoku. As you might notice, the word “Sala” is a present in both names: Sala Xieng Khoan and Sala Keoku (in Thailand). The word “Sala” means the place where you can meditate or recover. This is why the park is “used” by many monks for resting, reading or studying.
Credits: Cookie sound