Wat Rong Khun is also known to tourists as the “White Temple”. Thailand Language, Wat means a temple and Rong Khun is the name of the village where the temple is located in. The temple is 12 kms far for Chiang Rai city center, on Phahoyothin Road, or under 10 minutes drive.
Unlike other temples in Thailand that have history going back many centuries, this magnificent place of worship was built only recently. The construction begun in 1996 and the work is still on today. Now it is poised to become one of the most stunningly beautiful in the world.
The temple is painted all white for purity with glittering glass for the teaching of the Buddha. According to the the artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat, the temple is expected to be finished in 60 – 90 year or year 2070, which is potentially after the death of the artist and designer.
The video below has been posted on YouTube to explore Wat Rong Khun – length of video is under 5 minutes.
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Join us as we explore Chiang Rai, Thailand’s most northern city. The amazing Wat Rong Khun or commonly known as The White Temple is a must see while your in Chiang Rai. Wat Wrong Khun was built by the quirky and eccentric local Chiang Rai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.
Every part of the temple was hand crafted by Chalermchai, Chalermchai believes that his creative work will stand forever and give him immortal life. Know worldwide for his art with even the King of Thailand as one of his clients. And commits to create his art for the rest of his life all of his art to his religion Buddhism.
Original VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JQIiae83txs#!
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