The White Temple in Chiang Rai

Have you heard of a Buddhist temple with a Spiderman and Michael Jackson on its walls? No, you’re not dreaming. The White Temple in Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Khun) has something to surprise even a seasoned traveler. Traditional Thai deities? – Sure. Grotesque mythical creatures? – Of course! Unexpected satirical fusions of modern life? – You bet. Cognitive dissonance and unforgettable experience guaranteed.

The White Temple is arguably one of the most bizarre temples in Thailand, and is a vision of pure white—go figure. Located about two and a half hours north of Chiang Mai, it is an amazing fusion of traditional Thai elements and modern design and pop culture. It’s creator Chalermchai Kositpipat is one of those brave people who dare to create such thought-provoking combinations. Yes, he gets lots of criticism. But he still is true to himself and his vision. Kositpipat aims this temple to promote Buddhist practices and remind people of the importance of meditation and…

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