Wat Rong Khun
~ Explore : March 6. 2011 ~
Northern Thailand Day 1
Wat Rong Khun is also known as the White Temple.
Located near the city of Chiang Rai, about 5 kilometers to the south.
The temple is the realization of a dream for Thailands noted artist, Mr Chalermchai Kositpipat, who designed and is supervising the construction of this beautiful white temple and its many statues of figures based on religious beliefs. The temple almost entirely white, no other colours are used at all. It is though decorated with small pieces of mirrored glass which add substantially to the temple’s spacious and airy feel.
The construction started in 1998 and completed in 2008. In addition, there is a gallery nearby exhibiting his paintings. To get there from the city of Chiang Rai, drive to south along Asia Highway (Phahon Yothin Rd), or 3 hours drive from Chiang Mai City.
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