Chao Anouvong Park

Chao Anouvong Park, Vientiane 2017

In 2010, on the occasion of Vientiane’s 450th Anniversary Celebration, the Government of Laos created Chao Anouvong Park, complete with a giant bronze statue of the locally revered ruler. The park is one of the most beautiful in the city and is located in the heart, close to the Mekong and Presidential Palace in Vientiane.

The bronze statue in the park has a height of 6 meters and depicts the King Chao Anouvong in his military uniform. He is looking to the horizon towards Thailand, the ancient kingdom of Siam, with one hand on his sword and the other raised high in greeting the Thai people.

Anouvong had Wat Si Saket built in Vientiane, and his name will always be associated with it. An elephant howdah that he once owned and used is exhibited in the National Museum of Laos in Vientiane.

 

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