Buddha Park

kami berdua

kami berdua

Buddha Park is located on the outskirts of Vientiane near the Mekong River. It is full of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures—the vision of an eccentric man. Luang Pu Bunlea Sulit was a yogi-priest-shaaman who merged Buddhist and Hindu philosophy, mythology, and iconography into one bizarre park. The concrete structures were built in 1958 all cast by supposedly untrained artists under the direction of Lung Pu. There are statues of Vishnu, Shiva, Buddha, and many other deities.

The large pumpkin-shaped structure has three levels, joined by interior stairways. It is supposed to represent hell, earth, and heaven. We climbed the stairways which lead to the roof and had a panoramic view of the park.

(Since we are not very familiar with the various deities, we have not labelled them.)


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