Located about 25 kilometers southeast of Vientiane, the Xieng Khuan Buddha Park is a must-see stop for visitors to the country’s capital. The park contains more than 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues made of reinforced concrete, each intricately designed and incredibly unique. These massive outdoor sculptures represent humans, gods, animals and demons, and although the park does not hold the same religious significance as a temple or Wat, its expansive meadow, endless statues and beautiful landscape makes it an ideal spot for photography lovers to spend an afternoon capturing images representative of this nation.
The park is accessible via a tuk-tuk ride along a bumpy road, or by taking the 14 bus to Nong Khai. The drive from the center of Vientiane takes approximately an hour.