Close to Vientiane, Buddha Park is an unusual sculptural fusion of Buddhist and Hindu themes, created in the 1950’s by a mystic priest, Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat.

Just across the Mekong, his sister creation, Sala Keoku in Thailand has similar statuary and also houses his mummified body. Although these are modern sculptures, they give the appearance of antiquity and are of unusual style.