Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.
One of my favorite posts that I’ve enjoyed sharing since we arrived in Laos is our first outing to Buddha Park. I had no doubt that we would return to this strange and surreal place to show visitors and to photograph again and again. With each return visit, the kids have been more comfortable with the ghoulish atmosphere and otherworldly statues, and none more so than during our most recent trip with our visitors from Hanoi when we decided to enter the belly of the beast!
Remember this giant sprouting onion thing from my second Buddha Park post?
Well we finally went inside that giant mouth and explored the creepy belly-of-the-beast interior and dared to climb to the very top…with five kids under 5-years old!
First, you have to cajole even the bravest little ones to willingly step into the giant mouth and convince them to enter further into the semi-darkness of a narrow walkway that circles its way around the entire structure, interrupted half way around the bend by steep and crumbling stone steps to the next level, and on the way passing by windows and doorways of the cobwebbed interior sanctum which looked like a tomb for super creepy statues and figurines.
I’m not sure there is much more to see or experience at Buddha Park but we’ll still return with our next set of visitors. Stay tuned to see what we’ll discover next time!