Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น;Northern Thai: ), more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed byChalermchai Kositpipat in 1997.
I have relatives with a house about twenty minutes’ drive from this place, and every time I visit I have to go there. The murals inside the temple itself are just as amazing, featuring pop culture heroes battling against pop culture villains (including Superman, Hello Kitty, Angry Birds, Neo from the Matrix, Ben 10, Ultraman, Batman, Lara Croft, Indiana Jones…) as a huge demon attempts to devour the world. Then you see the pure of heart heading towards peace and enlightenment by following the Buddha. It’s amazing and the whole place is still a work in progress.
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