4 years in Vientiane and first time in Buddha Park. Please don’t blame me. I guess I didn’t feel like a tourist here, but I’d rather want to know about the Vientiane lifestyle than the must-to-visit places. Actually, I have to admit Wat Xiengkhouane is not the most beautiful place I have visited, and I can’t explain why, but I liked it.
Considered as one of the must-visit spots in Vientiane by Trip Advisor and others city guides, I actually met more local families than tourists. And it seemed they were enjoying the tour too.
Despite the crowd (Sunday), having a walk there, on a cloudy but humid day, in this large green garden, among those sculpture, made of concrete, mixing Induism and Buddhism divinities, was simply peaceful. We spent almost two hours going around the alleys, stopped to read some messages and of course, took some photography.
However, to get there is not that peaceful ! Indeed, leaving Vientiane center, you have to take the road to the Friendship bridge. Go straight as you were heading to ThanaLaeng. And then… The road ! All in concrete but well, after years and years of big trucks and containers, the road is a bit… Destroyed. It took us time to drive those two last kilometers. But it was worth the ride.
Have you already been there ? Did you like it ?