Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

4.3
Take in the striking white angles and contours of Wat Rong Khun, a Buddhist temple cum art exhibit. The temple that once stood on the site was in a state of dilapidation, with no funds towards its refurbishment; artist Chalermchai Kositpipat decided to entirely rebuild the structure with his own money, opening it to visitors in 1997. The contemporary and unusual style of the buildings surprises and engages, while the using of modern, western motifs in murals--Michael Jackson, Superman, and Mickey Mouse all make appearances--raises interesting questions about the globalized world. Plan a trip to Chiang Rai easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Simply spectacular. All the details of the temple seemed incredible to us. Totally different from any other temple, unless it's the blue one, which you can see in Thailand. When I saw it in pictures I thought it would be nice but watching it live has surprised me a lot. It's beautiful and full of details. We have been in several cities in Thailand, including Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. I recommend going mostly to Chiang Rai and visiting this temple and the blue. Excursions outside the city, are similar in the two cities, and seeing these two temples is indispensable.
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  • I'm not sure where to get the little ones. A lot of Chinese tourists can make a little bit hectic. But the temple and the surrounding area are very beautiful.
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