Sala Kaewku, the Buddhist Monuments Park, in Nong Khai, Thailand

Here is a short video (57 seconds) that I put together using footage from my DJI Mavic Pro drone when I visited Sala Kaewku park. The video is uploaded at 4K resolution, so make sure you have a good Internet connection and a quality screen to view it on! This park is an interesting attraction because it is historical, cultural, and entertaining. The large statues pillar over the manicured gardens, taking the shape of spirits, and other mythological creatures. Some monuments depict the Buddha in his fight against demons, and his interaction with legendary creatures like the Naga.

If you make it to the park, before you leave, make sure to grab a bag of fish food for about 10 THB and watch the feeding frenzy in one of the park’s fish ponds. You can also pay your respects in the main building, which is an active and functioning Buddhist temple. The temple is home to a sacred rock with the Buddha carved on it. Legend says that if you make a wish, then attempt to pickup the rock, whether or not your wish will come true will be determined by your ability to pick up the rock. It is said that even the strongest men have failed when their wishes were not meant to be!

Sala Kaewku is located in Nong Khai, Thailand. Here’s a link to Google Maps.