Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai’s Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple, is a unique, privately-owned art installation designed to mirror a Buddhist temple, and stands in place of the original Wat Rong Khun following its disrepair. As a contemporary interpretation of classic temple design, it incorporates white to symbolize Buddha’s wisdom, and glass to symbolise the Dhamma teachings.

Since opening its doors in 1997, the new Wat Rong Khun has become one of the most popular landmarks in Northern Thailand, attracting visitors from across the world and making a worthy addition to any must-do list.

Work on the site, including building adjacent meditation halls and monastic cells, is forecasted until 2070, giving visitors to this ever-evolving attraction lots to look forward in the years to come. 

 

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