Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wat Rong Khun, Chang Rai

Wat Rong Khun or also commonly called The White Temple among non Thai speaking tourist is about 12km away from the Chang Rai city. It's easy to find and easily identified. This is a new tourist attraction destination in Chang Rai as the Temple was built just a few years back. This is one of my must visit place even before I arrived Chang Rai as I have seen the photos from the emails circulated about a year ago.

Wat Rong Khun is different from any other temple in Thailand. It is designed in white color. Chalermchai Kositpipat is the famous Thai artist who volunteered his service to carry out the construction of Wat Rong Khun at his own expense.


6 comments:

jay said...

What an amazing piece of architecture! Absolutely beautiful. I can see why it's called the 'White Temple' of course, and can understand why non-Thai speakers would find it easier.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

LisaF said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen anything that looks so magical! The detail and craftsmanship is truly stunning. Thank you for showing us such a magnificent place and for the history behind it.

Roger Owen Green said...

WAY cool designs!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Thomas C B Chua said...

KBguy, you are blogging again. Missed the photos of your travels. Tks for these ones.

Roger Owen Green said...

thought i had commente before - beautiful

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info