Buddha Park is a park in the city of Vientiane (Laos) and formally called Buddha Park Xieng Khuan over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues made ​​of concrete

Buddha Park

The Buddha Park, or rather the Buddha Park is a fraught with Buddhist sculpture park located on the outskirts of the city of Vientiane (Laos). The Buddha Park, formally Xieng Khuan, boasts more than 200 statues.



Information about the Buddha park


The Buddha Park is a park located 25 km on the outskirts of the city of Vientiane (Laos), which gets its name from the more than 200 statues Hindus and Buddhists sprinkled on it. This park in the tourist guides appears with the name of Buddha Park and also Xieng Khuan, however local cartels makes Xiengkuane and also Wat Xieng Khouang.


Buddha Park (Xiengkuane) in Vientiane
Buddha Park (Xiengkuane) in Vientiane

Buddha Park was built in the year 1958 by Bunleua Sulilat, a spiritual leader in turn sculptor who emigrated to Thailand during the Communist occupation. In Thailand, he created a park similar to the Buddha of Vientiane, Sala Kaew Ku Park Park.

The Buddha Park is full of bizarre sculptures and constructions, all of them made in reinforced concrete. Some of these sculptures were built thanks to the donation of a benefactor, whose name was engraved on a plaque at the base of the work. Buddha Park not only there are sculptures of Buddha, but there are also anthropomorphic sculptures, animals, gods and demons.

Buddha Park - Vientiane - Laos
Buddha Park - Vientiane - Laos

All the horrific structures and constructions of the Buddha Park, what is most striking is a pumpkin-shaped structure and a reclining Buddha style Wat Pho Bangkok.

Buddha Park - Vientiane
Buddha Park - Vientiane

Pumpkin Buddha Park Tower


Nothing more access to the Buddha Park the first and great structure of the Buddha Park is called Tower pumpkin (pumpkin tower), a building of 6 meters of height that is accessible to your interior.

Pumpkin tower - Buddha Park - Vientiane
Pumpkin tower - Buddha Park - Vientiane

Pumpkin tower is composed of 3 plants representing 3 religious levels: hell, the Earth and the sky.

You can access the inside of the Tower pumpkin entering through the narrow mouth of a sculpture in the form of demon in the ground floor. The interior of the building is made entirely in concrete and poorly decorated, with the exception of a few sculptures placed next to the walls.

To ascend to higher levels, it is necessary to climb some steep and narrow stairs without a railing. From the top of pumpkin tower we have superb views of the Park Buddha, as well as a sculpture in the form of tree with tentacles.

Torre pumpkin Buddha park
Torre pumpkin Buddha park
Inside the pumpkin tower - Buddha Park Vientiane
Inside the pumpkin tower - Buddha Park Vientiane



The reclining Buddha Wat Xiengkuane


The largest park Buddha sculpture is precisely a nearly 120 metres long reclining Buddha statue. This sculpture has been built recently and is used as a temple. This temple called Wat Xiengkuane, as they say the posters of the Buddha Park park.

Xiengkuane Wat Buddha Park - Vientiane - Laos
Xiengkuane Wat Buddha Park - Vientiane - Laos

In front of the large statue of the reclining Buddha Buddha park has installed a small chapel where the faithful pray and deposit offerings in the makeshift temple Wat Xiengkuane.

Buddha Park Vientiane - Laos
Buddha Park Vientiane - Laos


Curiosities Buddha Park Vientiane


The vast majority of the sculptures and statues of the Buddha Park are oriented to the East, and sculptures depicting the death and demons are oriented to the West. He is said that each sculpture has its own history, the best known being the 3 levels of the pumpkin tower.

Buddha Park Vientiane - Laos
Buddha Park Vientiane - Laos

One of the most popular sculptures in the Park is an elephant of 3 heads, a special meaning in Buddhism and especially in Laos, the land of the million elephants.

3 heads Elephant Statue - Buddha Park - (Vientiane, Laos)
3 head elephant statue in Buddha Park (Vientiane, Laos)

Buddhist monks in the Buddha Park - Vientiane
Buddhist monks in the Buddha Park - Vientiane
Buddhist statues in Buddha Park - Vientiane - Laos
Buddhist statues in Buddha Park - Vientiane - Laos
Statues at Buddha Park (Vientiane, Laos)
Statues at Buddha Park (Vientiane, Laos)
Buddha Statues in Park - (Vientiane, Laos)
Buddha Statues in Park - (Vientiane, Laos)
Buddha Park
Buddha Park
Cement Buddha statue in the Buddha park
Cement Buddha statue in the Buddha park


Entry fee to the park Buddha


It is necessary to buy ticket to access the Buda's Vientián Park. The price of the ticket are 5,000 kip (0.5€), to which must be added 3,000 kip (0.3€) If you want to use the camera. The parking costs 3,000 kip (0.3€) rate flat.

Opening Buddha Park


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How to get to Buddha Park


Buddha park is located 25 kilometres southeast of Vientiane ( Laos), on the main road Thanon Thadeua. In the same direction to go to the Friendship Bridge between Thailand and Laos, but six kilometers away.



To reach the Park, Buddha is necessary to catch a city bus, a tuk-tuk or rent a bike. A tuk-tuk costs 100,000 kip (approx. € 10) for a journey of return to the Buddha Park. A bike for rent in the center of Vientiane from 60,000 kip (6€).

Main entrance of Buddha Park
Main entrance of Buddha Park

Bus to Buddha Park


Urban bus that goes to Buddha Park is the bus number 14, the same bus that goes up to the bridge of friendship with Thailand. Bus n ° 14 leaves from the bus station in Vientiane (Talat Sao bus station) on schedule from 6:00 until 17:00, with a frequency every 20 minutes, the price of the ticket are 6,000 kip (0.5€). The last bus back leaves at 16:45 from the Buddha Park.

Note: due to the poor state of the stretch that separates the Buddha Park and the bridge of friendship (6 kilometres) sometimes stops the bus service to the Buddha Park, still need to take a minibus at the friendship bridge (2,000 kip, approximately 0.2€).

Entrance to Buddha Park in Vientiane
Sign on the road indicating the entrance to Buddha Park


Video of Buddha Park (Vientiane, Laos)


Nothing better than a video to watch the spectacle of animals, figures, demons, tentacles and heads up Buddha Park.


Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan Buddha Park) - Vientiane - Laos

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