Buddha Park (also Xieng Khuan) in Vientiane

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Vientiane Buddha Park (Buddha Park, also Xieng Khuan, meaning "spiritual city") consists of several dozen statues of Buddhist and Hindu religions. There are statues of deities and scenes from important historical religious events, and the park itself is decorated with flower beds and equipped with paths for walking. It is believed that this is one of the must-visit places in Vientiane, but at the same time do not expect too much: yes, it is spectacular, but without a tour or proper knowledge you will not understand anything here, but only be able to take a dozen photos. The park is not very large, the visit will take at most 30 minutes, and with the road by bus a couple of hours. There is a cafe on site, a free toilet. You can go ashore, overlooking the Mekong River on the shores of Thailand.

Vientiane Buddha Park

Buddha Park was founded in 1958 by the Mystic priest Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat, and since then continues to be completed. Across the river on the Thai side, by the way, is the more impressive Sala Keoku religious Park in Nong Khai.

🕐 Working hours: 08:00 – 17:00, seven days a week.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: 15,000 Kip (0.73 USD, see Lao currency and exchange rate).

🚶 How to get there: the park is located 25 kilometers from Vientiane on the banks of the Mekong River, which runs along the border between Laos and Thailand (Park on the map). You can get here by tuk-tuk hired as a taxi for about 80,000 Kip for a round trip for the entire tuk-tuk, or by city bus number 14. the bus departs from the terminus of Khua Din Bus Station in the city center, aka Talat Sao (Talat Sao on the map), the fare is 8000 Kip (0.39 USD), or 1 dollar or 32 baht. Run in the afternoon every 15 minutes from 05:35 to 19:25.

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Panorama of Buddha Park

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