The Buddha Statue Park was built on the banks of the Mekong River in the southeast of Vientiane. It was built in 1958 and is also known as the Xiangkun Temple. Here is a sculpture park that brings together nearly a hundred different sculptures of Buddha, blending Buddhism and Hindu style. The park has a "Peace Hell Tower" and a statue of a big reclining Buddha, which resembles a pumpkin and symbolizes the cycle of life. It is the two major attractions in the park.