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Nong Khai (หนองคาย) is a city in North-East Thailand, capital of the Nong Khai Province.
Nong Khai's main sight is Sala Kaew Ku (also Wat Khaek), a park of massive sculptures (some over 20m tall). The park is the handiwork of the mystic Luang Pa Bunleua Sulilat, who bought the land in 1978 when he was exiled from his native Laos. Synthesizing Buddhism, Hindu and Confucian ideologies, Buddhas, many-armed goddesses, naga snakes and all sorts of human-animal hybrids dominate the scenery.

Nong Khai est une citée du Nord-Est de la Thaïlande.
La principale curiosité de Nong Khai est Sala Kaew Ku (aussi nommé Wat Khaek), un parc des sculptures massives (certains de plus de 20m de haut). Le parc est l'ouvrage du mystique Luang Pa Bunleua Sulilat, qui a acheté la terre en 1978 quand il fut exilé de son Laos natal. Synthétisation des idéologies Bouddhistes, Indoues et Confucéennes, des Buddhas, des déesses souvent armées, des serpents nâga et toutes sortes d'hybrides mi-humain, mi-animal dominent le paysage.

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  • Copyright: herve panchaud (isara) (33)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-08-16
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8.8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 11:29
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