Friday, March 12, 2010

Wat Rong Khun-White Temple of Northern Thailand


Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น) is a contemporary unconventional buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1997.

Wat Rong Khun is different from any other temple in Thailand, as its ubosot (Pali: uposatha; consecrated assembly hall) is designed in white color with some use of white glass.
The white color stands for Lord Buddha’s purity; the white glass stands for Lord Buddha’s wisdom that "shines brightly all over the Earth and the Universe."

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7 comments:

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Hilda said...

What an unusual and fantastic temple! It reminds me of a a wedding cake with white icing! Lovely symbolism though.

Kaori said...

This is a fantastic photo of a beautiful temple! The white color really stands out against the blue sky :)

Leif Hagen said...

What a spectacular temple with sooooo much intricate detail! Beautiful!

Chin said...

thanks for all comments

Ann said...

This is beautiful, I went to Bangkok years ago.

Helloe from another Chin.

Kcalpesh said...

Glad to see the spiritual beauty of this place :-)

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