Buddha ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: Thanon Tha Deua, Vientiane, Laos
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 8208 LAK
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Sculpture
Photography lovers have plenty of reasons to visit Buddha Park. For one, it is Laos’ most famous park for photography. There are around 200 religious statues in this garden. each of these sculptures have been magnified according to their importance and carefully decorated by craftsmen. Buddha is accompanied by sculptures of Hindu gods like Indra riding the three-headed elephant, a four-armed god sitting on a horse and another deity with 12 faces with multiple hands holding various objects. Possibly, the most famous amongst them is the 40-feet wide reclining Buddha. This is easily the most majestic of sculptures in the park. The garden was built in 1958 by Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat.
- There is a riverfront eatery next to this park. You can go there to relax after visiting the park.
- You need to take a photography permit for an additional 50 cents.
- You can hire a car/tuk-tuk/taxi to get here.
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51.72% of people who visit Vientiane include Buddha Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
87.5% of people start their Buddha Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Buddha Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Buddha Park
(As of November 2018) In the same street as the National Institute for Public Health is in Vientiane (around the corner from the TBS-B Bus Station) one can catch bus 14 to Buddha Park for 8 000 Kip. A number of buses terminate in this street and on the sidewalk under a bus shelter one will find the sign board for bus 14. For some reason the bus does not stop/park there but parks parallel in the road about 20m away (as shown in my photo). The entrance fee to the park is 15 000 Kip per person. The park is relatively small and is easily covered in an hour or two depending on how many photos you want to take. There are guides for hire should you want someone to explain the statues to you and the history of the park and the figures in it. The park is bordering on the Mekong river but the bank is extremely muddy so taking a stroll to the waters edge is not recommended. The park is kept clean and trim. There are two structures within the park where one can buy refreshments or have a meal. All in all its an interesting place to spend part of a morning or afternoon. Getting the bus back to Vientiane central one has to cross the main road and keep ones eye out for the green bus. The wait should not be longer than 30 minutes. If the driver sees tourists at the roadside (on the correct side of the road) he usually flashes the bus lights at which time it is wise to raise ones hand and let him know to stop for you. 8 000 Kip and a little yellow ticket later you will be headed back to where you originally boarded after a stop at the Friendship Bridge immigration point to pick up more passengers.
A smaller than expected but surreal park with outstanding sculptures. I would highly recommend a visit. Easily accessible by the #14 local bus, The park has a beautiful selection of plants and butterflies too. And the large and climb able statues etc make it a bit more interactive. Watch you don't hit peak hour traffic in either direction. Clean t I let's and water refill stations available
Nice place, a little bit outside from Vientiane. A lot of big old statues perfect to take photos of. When we went I wasn’t that crowded. You can park just right in front of it, there’re opportunities to buy food and drinks. No need to cover your legs and shoulders.
Great place to walk around and take photos. The large structure has stairs to the top, if you walk left instead of right you can enter the center and see the scenery inside the structure
Catch bus 14. Bus cost-8000Kip (must pay both ways) Buddha Park- 15000Kip. It's small but decent. Weird sculptures that are different than everywhere else. They sell food but way too expensive for my cheap butt.