"Imagine if Angkor Wat was reimagined in Skopje" is how I described Wat Sala Kaew Ku to @kimbrauer1.
This sculpture park in Nong Khai is simply incredible, with its many renditions of Buddhist, Hindu, and Animist lore in forms that range from life-sized to 25 meters tall. Many of the sculptures appeared classical in nature, with a few exceptions, such as a soldier in contemporary dress with a machine gun, or a dog driving a car. This added a sense of anachronism and even whimsy, to an already fantastical setting.
The park was constructed in 1978, and is the work of Boun Leua Sulilat, a Lao who created a similar park right across the Mekong river in his home country, which had to be abandoned when Laos fell under Communist rule (stay tuned for a future post of the Lao park).