When I first came to Vientiane I saw the price list in a tuk tuk that a round trip to Budha park cost 195000 kip for 1-3 people.
Well, to be honest Budha park is not worthed if you have to pay that much.
Another way to go is by taking a bus no 14 in a bus terminal near Talat Sao mall (a decent bus with air conditioner) that costs 6000 kip to the friendship bridge. After that you will be transfered to a medium bus (no AC). The road is very dusty after the friendship bridge so you better prepare glasses and a mask. One way trip to Budha park takes more than half an hour.
The entrance to Budha Park costs 5000 kip and camera costs 3000 kip. The budha park itself is quite interesting as it has many statues of budha and some hindu gods and goddesses. The most interesting thing is a pumpkin like building that has 3 floors inside and you can climb up to the top of it. But do be careful the stairs are very narrow. The statues in Budha Park are made of concrete. So it is not a ruin from the past. No historical value but quite interesting. However, there is no written explanation about the statues on the park. There are some writings in Lao but nothing in English.
A wonderful thing that happened to me in Budha Park was that I met a student monk. He wanted to practice his English so we talked about many things while strolling the Budha Park. This was the first time that I could really talk with a monk so I asked a lot of questions about Budhism and the monk life as he also asked questions about my country and my religion. :)
To go back to Vientiane you can wait for the medium bus (but it's rare) or take any tuk tuk that passes budha park. Tuk tuk costs 5000 kip to the friendship bridge. As the road is very dusty it is time to wear the mask and the glasses. From the friendship bridge you take the bus no 14 back to Viantiane.
Overall, Budha Park is quite an interesting place to visit by bus and if you have enough time in Viantiane.
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