Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It is an amazing, creative and magnificent temple made and owned by the visual Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. It was opened for visitors in 1997. The temple is an offering to Buddha and he thinks it will give him immortal life.
Be amazed by the hundreds of outreaching hands that symbolize unbridled desire. The bridge of “the cycle of rebirth” symbolizes that the way to happiness is by avoiding temptation, greed, and desire. There’s also an elegant Kinnaree, half-human, half-bird creatures from Buddhist mythology next to the lake. The architecture is full of significance in every detail and is an utter masterpiece.
Enter the main temple’s interior and discover the highlighted famous people, superheroes and cartoons.
On May 5, 2014, The temple was destroyed by the earthquake in Mae Lao that hit the province. But the inspiring artist didn’t give up and was devoted to raising the temple again.
Wat Rong Khun is truly a Gate of Heaven.
Address:60 หมู่ที่ 1 Phahonyothin Rd, Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand