Wat Rong Khu, the white temple, is a beatiful Buddhist temple located about 10km southwest of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. It is the cration of Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who wants to merge traditional Thai Buddhist art with contemporary themes and topics.
Construction of the temple began in 1997 and is still going on. The main temple structure is painted white to symbolise the purity of Buddha and is covered with small mirrors. The temple is beautifully decorated, with lots of different motives. Inside the main temple there are murals about contemporary science-fiction themes.
Next to the main temple there is a second temple, completely painted in gold. More buildings are under construction on the compound.
01 Wat Rong Khun 02 Golden shrine 03 Golden shrine
04 Wat Rong Khun 05 Wat Rong Khun 06 Statues of topless goddesses 07 Wat Rong Khun main hall 08 Main hall 09 Pit of hell
10 Demon 11 Detail of main hall 12 Wat Rong Khun 13 Snake or dragon tail 14 Statue of angel 15 Detail of main hall
16 Golden temple 17 Detail of main hall 18 Lotus structure with Buddha statue 19 Lotus structure with Buddha statue 20 Pavilion
21 Golden temple 22 Golden temple 23 Family posing for a photo 24 Golden temple 25 Golden temple
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