10 most unusual parks in the world
Nature is the best artist, but sometimes a person interferes with her design, and thanks to such a union, astonishing places appear. We offer you a selection of the most unusual parks in the world. If, after getting acquainted with these magnificent parks of the world, you will have an overwhelming desire to visit one of them, but the funds today do not allow, I suggest to start off on a virtual trip around the world.
1. Park 200 Buddha, Laos
Park 200 Buddha was created relatively recently by one of the religious leaders of Laos Bunley Sultatom. The work took a lot of time, and Sultat himself could not finish it, because he had lost his mind. Nevertheless, the park is amazing: in a relatively small area, more than 200 sculptures of Buddha, serpents, gods and heroes of Hindu and Buddhist mythology have been collected. Thanks to a carefully thought-out layout, the visitor can come close to each stone statue, study all the features of the thread, or, if he wants, look into the stone faces from afar. Surprisingly, each hero carved in stone has his own facial expression. Absolutely all the statues are worked out to the smallest detail: scales on snake bodies, folds on the clothes of heroes, paraphernalia, faces … Some statues are 20 m tall, and some do not exceed the height of a five-year-old child.
The park is only five km from Nong Khai, and if you wish, you can easily get there by bike or even on foot. In addition to the statues, it has picturesque ponds, well-groomed flower beds, and a glass sphere open to visitors, where the embalmed body of the creator of Bunly Sultatt Park lies.
2. Green Lake, Austria
This park, located in the Austrian town of Tragoess, is surprising, first of all, because in winter it is a usual park with flowerbeds, alleys and groves laid out here. People come here to sit on comfortable benches, have a picnic and admire the stunning views of the mountains and the lake, the water in which has an unusual green tint. But in summer the lake spreads, and the water level in it rises from two meters to ten. Then the park is flooded and completely hidden under water.
And then divers come here from all over the world. Perhaps this is the only place in the world where you can see the familiar world under water. All plants, park paths and benches remain in place, and you swim by them with an aqualung. Among the terrestrial vegetation in the crystal-clear water swim small fish. And so it goes until winter comes again.
3. Sinners Park, Thailand
The park is not recommended for visiting people with unstable mentality. The fact is that the Park of sinners on the territory of a Buddhist temple 40 km from Bangkok is filled with sculptures of people pierced with spears, hung, eaten by mythical animals and died in other, no less terrible ways – a sort of visual demonstration of what hell might look like on earth “. In addition, from the speakers installed throughout the park, muffled psychedelic music and an eerie voice are heard every now and then, telling us about various horrors, torture and other such things – fortunately, in Thai.
By the way, Thais often come here with children – apparently, for educational purposes. But we would not recommend bringing a child to such places. And adults should visit such a park only if they possess either an iron psyche, or a specific sense of humor.
4. Space Reflection Park, Scotland
According to the plan of the founders of the park of the spouses Charles Jenks and Maggie Cheswick, this place should give visitors an idea of the Universe and the place of man in it, and also that all modern science is nothing more than a step in the process of learning something completely unusual. There are no usual flower beds or convenient paths in the park. But there are completely futuristic objects like the unusual shape of artificial hills, bridges, and stairs. Everything is so harmonious that aluminum sculptures of the most bizarre shapes fit perfectly into the surrounding landscape.
A visitor can even get into a “black hole” or end up in a Klein bottle, reflect on complex mathematical formulas or wander inside fractals. From the height of bird flight, all the artificial objects of the park represent a whole picture. This is one of those amazing man-made places on planet Earth that are definitely worth a visit.
5. Museum of Creation, USA
This park was primarily created with the goal of showing people that the creation of the Earth by God (as described in the Bible) does not in any way contradict the theory of evolution. The attention of the visitor offers giant moving figures of dinosaurs, adjacent to the “reconstruction” of the huge Noah’s ark.