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.

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