Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
Bangkok Area Provinces: Central North North-East West South East
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun was a local selection of places to visit during our stay in Chiang Rai. We did not know this temple until our Thai friend told us about it as it was not covered in any of our English tour books, but we found it in our Thai guide book. It is a very different temple, very artistic and it doesn't really compare with any temple we had seen so far. The temple is the works of the Thai artist artist Chalermchai Kositpipat and it is well visited on the weekends by Thai people. There were busloads of people on the temple grounds and in the nearby gallery. It was still being constructed, or shall I say created, when we visited in December of 2004. The artist sees it as a "creation of the Buddhist Artwork for the Motherland...for the Auspicious Offering to the Lord Buddha". Different but impressive!