Set in the lush riverside meadows of the Mekong just outside of Vientiane is the fascinating and eccentric Buddha Park. Founded in the 1950s by a priest-shaman who merged the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism, the park features statues and sculptures of gods, demons, humans and animals, some beautifully ornate, some downright bizarre, depict the main myths of the two religions. There are around 200 in total, all set picturesquely amongst the greenery.
Time difference:GMT +7 Hours
Visa Required: Yes
Tel Code: +856
Official Language: Lao
Main Religion: Theravada Buddhism
Airlines: Vietnam Airlines , Thai Airways
12 day planned holiday: Laos has remained the most pristine and culturally-intact country in Indochina. Experience the old-fashioned charm of the city, explore untouched landscapes and meet the incredibly friendly people, who have faced adversity and come out smiling.