12/8/56

WAT RONG KHUN - THE WHITE TEMPLE

   The White Temple About 13KM near the city of Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand, The unsual and popular Wat Rong Khun, a Buddhist temple poised to become one of the most stunningly beautiful in the world. Painted all white for purity with glittering glass for the teaching of the Buddha, the temple is designed by the Thai Buddhist artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, and is expected to be finished in 2070.
WAT RONG KHUN
WAT RONG KHUN
   Wat Rong Khun is rich with symbolism derived from Buddhist and Hindu traditions, as well as some more unorthodox sources. Inside, Wat Rong Khun contains the expected statues of the Buddha, but the Buddhist artist has also included images of Superman, Batman, and Neo from The Matrix who he believes further the Buddha's message.
 
WAT RONG KHUN
WAT RONG KHUN

   “Only death can stop my dream but cannot stop my project," Chalermchai Kositpipat reportedly said about Wat Rong Khun. Kositpipat refers to the temple as an offering to Lord Buddha and believes the project will give him immortal life.
MR CHALERMCHAI KOSITPIPAT

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OPEN : MON-FRI 8.30-17.00 SAT-SUN 8.00-18.00

ADDRESS : WAT RONG KHUN, PA O DON CHAI SUB-DISTRICT,MUEANG DISTRICT, CHIANG RAI 57000


BEST TIME : EARLY MORNING OR LATE AFTERNOON WHEN THE WEATHER IS COOLER (ALSO A GOOD TIME FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TAKE PHOTOS)