DAILY PHOTO: Scenes from Spirit City

Taken in January of 2019 near Vientiane at the Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)

Xieng Khuan (which translates to “Spirit City”) is what this statue park outside Vientiane, Laos is apparently called by locals. In English, it’s usually listed as “Buddha Park.” I used the former translation because it’s way more intriguing, but if you’re looking to find the place…

It should also be pointed out that some of the artwork is Hindu in origin, rather than Buddhist.

2 thoughts on “DAILY PHOTO: Scenes from Spirit City

  1. Wow, one of those places I’ve never even heard of. Very impressive sculptures too. I was going to say before you verified that those statues looked more Hindu than Buddhist though. šŸ™‚

    I’m guessing the one with the skulls above the heads is Kali?

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    • Yes, I think so. Of course, as you may know, a lot of Southeast Asia was Hindu before it was Buddhist. When Buddhism came to dominate some of the existing religious elements were subsumed or incorporated. Like at Angkor where many of the faces of “Buddha” were carve as Vishnu. And Tibetan Buddhism has a panoply of demons and deities that are all Bon.

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