Reclining Buddha ~ Xiang Khouan, outside Vientiane
Feb 16, 2002

Just outside the city one can visit a small park filled with strange statues from the Hindu-Buddhist pantheon. This odd place, that at times borders on kitsch, is the work of Loung Pou Bounleua Soulilat. A disciple of a cave dwelling Hindu holy man, Soulilat had the park constructed in the 1950s as an aid to spreading his philosophy.

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