Near Vientiane lies the Xiengkuane Buddha park, a park with a number of statues of Buddha and other scenes of Buddhist faith. The friendship bridge connects Laos with Thailand and serves as a primary entry point into the country. While we visited the country a pumping station and an irrigation channel were being built by a Chinese-Vietnamese-Lao team.

01 Mekong river 02 People planting rice in paddy 03 People planting rice in paddy 04 People planting rice in paddy
05 Mekong river 06 Statues in Xiengkuane Buddha park 07 Buddha head in Xiengkuane Buddha park 08 Buddha statue in Xiengkuane Buddha park 09 Xiengkuane Buddha park
10 Xiengkuane Buddha park 11 Friendship bridge over Mekong river 12 Friendship bridge over Mekong river 13 Pumping station and irrigation channel 14 Water pipes from Mekong river
15 Chinese engineers overseeing construction 16 Chinese engineers overseeing construction
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