Chiang Rai – Wat Rong Khun (or the „White Temple“)

When visiting the White Temple in Chiang Rai one has to be prepared for a very unique experience as here the „normal“ ideas how a Buddhist temple is supposed to be is totally changed…

Started around 1996 and fully privately funded this temple is quite different.


It is full of Buddhist superstition (very often at its worst) and we were not sure if we liked the ideas behind some of the images really…

They – at least to the average viewer – give the impression that all things coming from the west are somehow evil and all things from the east are good (or at least better).

Yet most people just admire the splendid views

Set aside the context and theological views it is for sure a splendid sight





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