The White Temple
Or Wat Rong Khun as it is known in Thai, is one of the most spectacular temples you will see in Thailand. The Temple was designed by a famous Thai artist, started in 1996 and is still a work in progress, it’s due to be completed in 2070, although to see it you would think it’s finished.
The temple is completely white and it looks like it’s shining, on closer investigation you will see that mirrors are fixed to the Temple. It really is a fantastic sight and if you visit Chiang Rai, it should certainly be at the top of your list of things to see. The best way to describe it is if Gaudi, the famous Catalan architect, made a Temple in Thailand it would probably look like this.
It is worth a visit to this Temple just to go to the toilet, as it has what must be the most amazing public golden toilet within Thailand, or the world for that matter. The toilet looks like it’s something out of a storybook you will want your photograph taken outside of these toilets they, really are that good.
The outside grounds of the temple are wheelchair accessible and level. Although wheelchair users will not actually be able to go inside the Temple as this can only be accessed via steps.
It’s a nice peaceful site with lots to see and do around the Temple. There is also a cafe where you can get refreshments.
Admission is free, but it’s good to make a donation, there is also a little shop where you can buy Buddhist related things and postcards of the Temple.
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