Buddha Park in Nong Khai Province is home to giant fantastic concrete sculptures inspired by Buddhism and Hinduism.
Sala Kaeo Ku, the Buddha Park, which is home to huge, strange and amazing concrete sculptures.
It was built by and born out of the vision of Shaman Luang Pu Bunleua Surirat and his followers in the early 1980s.
There are hundreds of statues in the park, including images of Shiva, Vishnu and Buddha, as well as many other figures from Hindu and Thai culture, amongst others, telling different stories of religious life. It is the scale of the sculptures that is truly awesome, with some towering over 25m high.
One of Thailand’s most enigmatic attractions, Sala Kaew Ku can’t fail to impress. Built over 20 years by Luang Pu Boun Leua Sourirat, a mystic who died in 1996, the park features a weird and wonderful smorgasbord of bizarre cement statues of Buddha, Shiva, Vishnu and other celestial deities. The main shrine building is packed with hundreds of smaller sculptures of various description and provenance, photos of Luang Pu at various stages throughout his life, and his corpse lying under a glass dome ringed by flashing lights.