Situated 24 kms south east of the city, a visit to this park makes for a pleasant afternoon. There are approximately 200 ... More
Situated 24 kms south east of the city, a visit to this park makes for a pleasant afternoon. There are approximately 200 Buddhist and religious images dating back over 500 years, most of which were introduced from India. At one end of the park is the Savan where the spirits of good people are known to reside and bring harmony to the land. The best way to reach the park is to take bus number 14 from the main bus station. Tell the driver where you are going and he will let you off at the right stop.
Took the #14 bus (route numbers are in the front window) from the station outside the Morning Market in Vientiane, a pleasant ride a little past the friendship bridge. The park was really neat, definitely worth the trip, and the scenic ride on the bus was worth it too! Wish I had brought a flashlight for looking around inside the pumpkin. Cute cafe for lunch at the park and great view of the Mekong.
We hired scooters for about $5/day and rode out there on a sunday and it was pretty easy going. Getting there was half the fun and pretty safe. we were in a silly mood so had a bit of a laugh - not sure this is really a serious place of worship. go with low expectations and a sesne of fun and you will probably have a blast like we did. it's also one of the only things you can do from vientiane in half a day so if you have a gap to fill isn't a bad idea. take your camera and take goofy photos like we did! not exactly an amazing cultural experience but not bad fun.
It's about 25Km outside the city. We took a tuk-tuk. Paid the driver 200 000 kip (he waited more than an hour and took us to a temple afterwards and waited there too - 4 hours in all). Entrance fee 5000 kip pp (+3000 kip for the camera!) - about $1.5 for the 2 of us. It's about 3 acres of sculptures in concrete of the buddha and a variety of mythical creatures. There's a reasonable restaurant there (we had a good sized portion of fried rice with chicken and a beer for 34000kip). Good views across the Mekong to Thailand. We were pleased to find something out of the city - there's really next to nothing in Vientiane itself to see; once you've been up the monument (unremarkable) and visited the temples mentioned in Lonely Planet (none of the others cater for tourists anyway), you've done it!
It was a pretty cool place, and interesting view of Thailand from across the river. The only thing was it was quite a far ride from the middle of town and the last half was very dusty, recommend taking a car instead of tuk-tuk if you can! Other than that it was neat and i got some really cool pictures of Buddha that you can't find anywhere else.
It is a fun trip outside the city, made it on a moto with a friend. The park houses sponsored sculptures of numerous Buddhist and Hindhu deities. Fun and good picture opportunity. Try to arrive early or late as it is out in the open and can be very hot.
I don't know but I love this place.
you should go there one day,that pretty good
LOVE LAOS !!!! you can visit everytime but i think winter is better because it very hot. LAOS is not a big country but nice and people are friendly.Laos is old country and a few people and there is no pollution.
I loved this park. It was so buetiful and interesting. I loved seeing all the people that were worshiping there! I and my family had a wonderful breathtakeing experience! It is one of Laos' best experiences! i loved walking and observing the buddahs and statues. They were cultural and the experience is mind blowing! i hope and wish to visitLaos and this buetiful park sometimd again.
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