Hands down, the bizarre, often sadistic statues scattered amongst the meadow in quirky Buddha Park, made it my favorite place this visit. It lies on the bank of the Mekong River and was inspired by both Hinduism and Buddhism. It’s not very old nor boasts any historical significance. It’s just weird fun.
Me, in the tower, where I took the aerial shot. It symbolizes heaven or paradise. The steps are super narrow.
The shark shoes were one of my favorite details.
It is said unskilled workers were hired to cast the sculptures… I wondered if that’s why the reclining Buddha is missing toes.
Back in Vientiane proper, I didn’t take many pictures as the lighting was terrible.
Despite the constant threat of rain, I still walked about to see the Patuxai, King Chao Anouvong, and pass a few Wats.