04 September, 2018 Freeland Journey
Do you know there is a beautiful Buddha statue Garden right next to Vietnam? That mysterious beauty has attracted so many visitors from all over the world. Let’s discover this unique Buddha Park with Vietlandjourney!
Buddha Park is an assembly of Buddha statues population
Located about 28km from Vientiane - the capital of Laos to the East, Buddha Park combines a diverse collection of Buddha statues. With more than 200 mysterious statues created in Hindu, hence bring Hindu styles with it, the Buddha Park has a serene look along the Mekong River, attracting the visitors from all over the world.
Buddha Statue Park was built 1958
Buddha Park Statue was built in Vientiane, Laos in 1958 by Luang Pu Bounleua Sulilat, a Buddhist monk who studied both Buddhism and Hinduism. This explains why his park is not only has the image of the Buddha but also of the Hindu deities.
The statues have gone through centuries, made of reinforced concrete and are elaborately decorated, sometimes with extremely exotic designs, from human sculptures, gods, and animals. To the devil ... In particular, there are many sculptures of the Buddha, Buddhist figures such as Avalokiteśvara, Hindu legendary figures including Shiva, Vishnu, Arjuna.
Buddha Park highlights
These sculptures are crafted by talented craftsmen and under the supervision of Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat. One of the most prominent sculptures in Buddha Park is a three-tiered pumpkin.
In front is a 3m high mythological creature with its mouth wide open, allowing visitors to explore inside its three-tiers. Three casks of giant pumpkins represent Hell, Earth and Heaven. A staircase inside the pumpkin leads to the terrace, symbolizing escalation from hell to heaven, where you can see the panoramic view of the entire park at an ideal height.
Buddha Park statues
In the center of the statue park stands a huge statue of the Buddha lying about 40m long, as relaxed as the Buddhist position of nirvana. The face of the Buddha is clear, tolerant with wide forehead, eyes closed, lips smiled.
Other prominent statues in the Buddha Statue include: Statue of Indra - one of the supreme gods of Hindu, riding on a back of a three-headed elephant; a four-armed god sitting on a horse; or a god with 12 faces and many hands, each holding interesting objects. All impressed by its enormous size and interesting details.
In Laos, xe om and bus are not available and not convenient, even a bike for rent is difficult to find, so the easiest way to get to Buddha Park is by tuk tuk. You will spend about 60,000kip/person to experience this special vehicle during your visit to the Buddha Garden.
Laos – a peaceful land that you should be visit at least once in your life. Although there is no island, this small country still has its own charm from natural beauty to the mysterious culture, are waiting for you to discover it?