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Monday, October 11, 2010

Wat Rong Khun @ Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple is located near the city of Chiang Rai. Wat Rong Khun is another distinctive temple comparing to all the temples I have visited. The other temple would be the Stainless Steel Temple in Haadyai.

Wat Rong Khun, a life time project by an artist known as Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple was built in 1997 with a concept of interblending the traditional Buddhist and Hindu art with contemporary themes.


Wat Rong Khun @ Chiang Rai

The temple is entirely white portraying the purity of Buddha and the white glasses symbolizes the Lord Buddha's wisdom that shines brightly. There are paintings inside the hall with golden tones and on the roof, there are four kinds of animals- The Elephant represents Earth, The Naga stands for water, The swan's wings denotes wind and the lion mane represent fire. Interesting!

Too bad, indoor photo shooting is prohibited!


Upon entering the garden, there is a bridge leading to the temple. The bridge illustrates crossing over the cycle of rebirth to Abode of Buddha.


Entirely white temple with magnificent carvings and decoration of the with small pieces of mirrored glass are wondrous. The striking white radiance are simply impressive!

Wat Rong Khun is definitely a Must Visit!!

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