Picture of the Day ~ White Temple, Wat Rong Kuhn

White Temple

White Temple (Wat Rong Kuhn)

Chiang Rai, Thailand ~ More a labor of love, than a money-maker, the artist Chalermchai Kositpipat has used his own funds to create this visual masterpiece. This is a place of worship, but also an artistic creation. Instead of the normal multi-colored hues, he chose white which symbolizes the purity of Lord Buddha. 

“The mirrors embedded in the structure reflect light, representing the Buddha’s wisdom shining out across the Earth and the Universe.” ~ Thailandforchildren.com

No admission is charged, but a small donation is accepted. No photography is allowed inside.

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for the generosity and spirit of those like this artist who have an amazing vision, belief and talent. This man’s gift will enlighten, entertain and bring great joy to many for generations.

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Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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20 Responses to Picture of the Day ~ White Temple, Wat Rong Kuhn

  1. alex says:

    It almost looks like it’s made out of snow. Wonderful image!

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  2. Clay Boothe says:

    We were there a couple of months ago. The architecture is amazing. I found the inside to be quite strange with all of the references to American pop culture like Spiderman and Minions. Still really enjoyed the visit.

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    • Clay, I heard that the White Temple suffered some earthquake damage after we were there. Did you see any signs of it, or is everything all repaired? The artist originally wanted to tear it all down after it was damaged, but quickly changed his mind. I wish that pictures could have been taken inside.

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      • Clay Boothe says:

        I don’t recall any damage that was done to the White Temple. There was some construction on some of the other buildings on the grounds, but I’m not sure if that was because of an earthquake or just routine maintenance.

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  3. lifeofryrie says:

    Wow, that’s beautiful.

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  4. What an impressive place! It almost has a ghost-like appearance.

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  5. I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you to the person who had this vision and actually managed to pull it off!

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  6. Dr. Y. says:

    Simply amazing! Thanks for sharing a pic of this beautiful place.

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  7. Lora by Lora says:

    This temple is beyond beautiful. I hope to visit Chiang Mai one day Especially since it is very close to Cambodia.

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  8. inconsistentbree says:

    Aww, I got to visit Thailand when I was in 4th grade and didn’t care about the world. Now that I’m thinking of it, I wanna go back asap!! Totally creeping on your Thailand posts right now, love the pictures 🙂

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  9. Stunning! I need to see this when I visit Thailand again.

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  10. This is definitely one of the most intricately designed and oddly interesting temples I’ve visited. I couldn’t get over the detail of the artwork surrounding the temple especially the crowd of hands creeping up!

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  11. Aunt Beulah says:

    What an absolutely amazing creation this is; as you said so well, it’s a gift for present and future generations.

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