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The White Temple of Wat Rong Khun in Thailand


Wat Rong Khun Buddhist Temple, located near the city of Chiang Rai, is one of the most unusual and beautiful architectural structures in Thailand.

The temple is made in an unusual Buddhist manner, the main difference is that its decoration is made of white materials.

A symbol of modern art in Northern Thailand and one of the most famous and beautiful attractions, the White Wat Rong Khun Temple attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world.

Wat Rong Khun is the creation of the artist Chalermchai Kositpiph (Chalermchai Kositpipat), who decided to put his life and his own funds to build a new temple on the site of the old, completely destroyed, temple of the same name, which cannot be restored.

The author of the White Temple is the artist Chalemchai Khositphiphath

The sculptor's task was to return Thais to the heart of the Buddhist temple and create a better place for meditation and learning the words of the Buddha. Chalemchai assumes that for his contribution to spreading the words of the Buddha, he will gain eternal life.

A beautiful bridge leads to the entrance to Wat Rong Khun Temple, the "road to enlightenment", the place where the Buddha lives. Before entering the temple, you need to "go through Hell" with the reaching hands of sinners.

It is customary to take off shoes at the door of the Wat Rong Khun Temple Paradise. Inside there are painted walls and the figure of a sitting monk: there are rumors that he was embalmed, and someone else claims that this monk is still alive, having left his physical shell and is in Nirvana.

The painting of the walls of Wat Rong Khun temple deserves special attention. The walls depict the main historical events that took place during the entire construction of the temple. The heroes of the Matrix, Avatar, Terminator, weapons, rockets, twin towers and many other events that symbolize and capture the modern era, as the temple is still under construction.

Painting on the inner wall of Wat Rong Khun Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

I advise everyone who plans to travel to Thailand to visit this beautiful and fascinating attraction. There will be enough impressions for a long time!


March 19, 2024 03:43 pm



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