With the pristine and idyllic beauty – Laos, the country of Champa flowers seems to mesmerize tourists coming here. Not only famous for renowned landscapes but also Laos is known as a country of the unique and impressive Buddhist architectures. Especially Buddha Park is the best one that captures any visitors’ heart.
Located on the Mekong River, The Park is outstanding with the serene beauty of the lush green garden and numerous Buddha statues in different shapes and sizes, which make the Park more attractive and charming. Along the time, these statutes also change due to the impacts of nature, but we can still feel the dexterity of the artists.
Built in 1958 and sometimes called Xieng Khuan, Buddha Park is the art masterpiece under the creation of the man named BonunluaSuliat, who is the priest – magician and has a deep knowledgeable about Buddhism and Hinduism as well as mythology relating to spirituality and human. And the park is recommended to visit by any tour operator in Laos.
Buddha Park Highlights
About 25 kilometers from the Vientiane Laos, Buddha Park is the ideal destination for anyone coming to Vientiane. Here you will have a great chance to admire more than 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues made of reinforced concrete with the various faces and postures.
Besides some Buddha statues, the Park also has numerous intricate sculptures and statues about sacred objects or the frightening images of demons and human. Indeed when visiting the Park, you will be impressed by the number as well as the mysterious images of these concrete statues, a harmonious beauty mixing between Hinduism and Buddhism Religion. Moreover, the Park also makes a strong impression by other statues in the shape of the human godsin the epic Ramayana such as Shiva, Visnu, Rama, Sita…
Some outstanding reinforced concrete in the park you can see including the king of Hindu gods riding the three-headed elephant (aka Erawan and Airavata), a four-armed deity sitting on a horse and an artistic deity with 12 faces and many hands, each holding interesting objects. Particularly 40-metre-long reclining Buddha, the large concrete Buddha statue in the center of the park, which is the impressive artwork featuring with the gentle face, lightly laughing and the broad forehead so when seeing the statute, you will feel some sense of calm in the soul.
Also, another attractive architecture is Hades Cave in the form of giant pumpkin with a mouth of a 3-metre-tall demon head, which contains three stories about three levels: Hell, Earth, and Heaven and each of the story contains sculptures telling the level. You can get into the cave through the opening mouth and reach the top by climbing staircases to have an excellent view of the whole Buddha Park.
Information for Travelers to Buddha Park
- Open daily from 8:00 am to 18: 00 pm
- Admission fee: $1USD (5000 Kip)
- How to get there: you can go by bus or tuk – tuk
Surely, Buddha Park will bring you fantastic experiences in your tour packages to Laos. Especially if you have some unrest in yourself, go to this simpler park, and admire the peaceful sceneries to find moments of calm in the soul.