Monday, October 5, 2009

Wat Rong Khun












Wat Rong Khun is also known as the White Temple, is designed in white color with some use of white glass. Wat Rong Khun is different from any other temple in Thailand. The bridge leading to the temple represents the crossing over from the cycle of rebirth to the Abode of Buddha.

It 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 construction started in 1998 and is expected to be completed in 2008. In addition, there is a gallery nearby exhibiting his paintings. To get there from the city of Chiang Rai, drive north along Asia Highway.






Chonburi - Koh Lan, Pattaya




















About 7.5 kilometers off of Pattaya by a 45-minute ferry or 15 minutes by speed boat ride, the island measures 2 kilometers by 5 kilometers and offers several white sandy beaches, notably Hat Ta Waen, Hat Laem Thian and Hat Thong Long, the latter facing coral reefs.

Visitors can choose either snorkeling or viewing the coral from glass bottom boats.

Ferries to the island leave South Pattaya pier (Tha Na Baan) daily from 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Cruises by sailing junks, with lunch provided are also available.

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