Un site assez surprenant: Wat Khaek à Nong Khai
The Wat Khaek temple is located a little outside the city of Nong Khai, about five kilometres away. To understand the history of this temple, it is necessary to know the history of Boun Leua Sourirat, a Laotian artist.
One day, during a mountain trip, the man came across a man named Keoku, a hermit who taught him the mysteries of the Hindu-Buddhist faith and pantheon. From there,Boun Leua Sourirat felt the need to build sculptures in the middle of gardens and many farmers, seduced by man, helped him in his task. He first started his work in Laos before being expelled and continued it in Thailand. It was there that he created the Sala Keoku or Wat Khaek, a temple surrounded by a garden in the middle of which rise sculptures of gods, goddesses, animals, all in brick, concrete, scrap metal.... A Buddha nearly twenty meters high is particularly impressive.
Boun Leua Sourirat's body has been mummified and placed on the first floor of the large white building that stands here, unfortunately, visits are not allowed.
Quite surprising and strange creations that attract quite a few visitors.
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