Xieng Khuan or Buddha Park. Just outside Vientiane. Designed and built in 1958 by Luang Pu. Its a park full of Buddhist and Hindu sculpture that is a monument to one eccentric man's quite bizarre ambition. Admission 5000 Kip per person and 2000 Kip for your camera!
"Arriving in Thailand is always a relief. The taxis smell of flowers. The people are gracious. Hedonism comes without guilt. So what if people want your money. And if the city is a little crass...here the king plays jazz"
Ian Buruma, God's Dust: A Modern Asian Journey (1989).