Saturday, May 3, 2008

Buddha Park and Sala Keoku

Collected images from Bunleua Sulilat's sculpture gardens. (Click to enlarge.)

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Bunleua Sulilat in his later years:


Keywords: South-East Asia, Asian, Thai, Lao, Thailand, Laos, Isan, Buddhism, Hinduism, religion, art, monumental, concrete, sculpture, avant-garde, naive, brut, folk, outsider, visionary, fantastic, cult, surreal, Naga, Buddha, Karma, Dharma, park, garden, esoteric, exotic, grassroots, rural, countryside, enlightenment.

Alternative spellings: Bounleua, Bun Leua, Boun Leua, Boon Leua, Bounlua, Bounlour, Boonlour, Bunluea; Surirat, Soulilat, Sourirat, Sureerat, Su Ree Rat; Luang Puu, Luang Pa, Louang Pou, Loungpou; Wat Xiengkhouane, Xieng Khouan, Xiengkhuan, Xieng Khuan, Vat Xiengkhuane; Sala Keo Ku / Koo / Kou, Sala Kaew Ku, Sala Kaew Koo, Salakaewkoo, Sala Gaew Goo, Sala Kaeoku, Sala Kaeo Ku; Wat Khaek.

ภาษาไทย: หลวงปู่ บุญเหลือ สุรีรัตน์, ศาลาแก้วกู่, วัดเซียงควน
ພາສາລາວ: ວັດຊຽງຄວນ


Passionate Ornithology said...

i went here several years ago while living in thailand. this place was the most amazing environment i had ever been in. i have photos as well (but they are in bangkok now).


Keoku said...

Yes, I agree! Sulilat's works are greatly inspired and in a such an off-track location! All the more pity that most tourists seem to treat them as some sort of freak-out Disneyland... Oh well, some people will always be able to appreciate!

Unknown said...

is this your picture? wow! how great is it! I want to visit Buddah park and Sala keoku someday. I think It's so awesome that usual people can't do like that.

yukonguy867 said...

Nice pics. Want to pass on a link of a 7-headed serpent carving apparently resembling Princess Naga from an historic video of Cambodia produced in 1910, at 3:00.

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