Nong Khai

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As you might know Nong Khai is not in Laos, it is in Thailand just across the Friendship Bridge from Vientiane.  I am including it here as we broke our journey from Myanmar to Laos there, at Mut Mee Guesthouse www.mutmee.net/index.htm  

From there we rented bicycles and visited the Buddha Park Salakaewkoo.  


Similar to (some say better than) the one just across the bridge in Laos, it was created over the course of twenty years by the mystic shaman Luang Poo Boun Leua Sourirat who fled Laos in 1974

His greatest creation is the  Wheel of life, which starts with a graphic depiction of conception and ends with death. 

There are over a hundred sculptures in the park, some rising seven stories high.  We have absolutely no idea what this represents.  The lovely elephant seems beset by yapping dogs, some of whom are in boats, cars or riding motor bicycles.  Bizarre

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