Jumping on the #ThrowbackThursday bandwagon – here’s a little flashback to my backpacking trip to Laos in 2008. If you only have one day in the capital Vientiane, like I did, then you have to make the Buddha Park (also known as Xieng Khuan – The Spirit City) a top priority.
A beautifully strange and unique place, the park is home to more than 200 religious sculptures. which are peacefully located in a meadow next to the Mekong River. It’s the perfect place to while away a couple of hours, just wandering around viewing some of the somewhat bizarre sculptures influenced by a mix of Hinduism and Buddhism.
While walking around you don’t get much an explanation of the history of the park, and my mind often wandered off thinking what the story behind them must be. However, their anonymity kind of added to the surreal atmosphere.
Take a virtual walk in the Buddha Park…
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