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Chiang Rai Province is known to be having a pleasant atmosphere. It is a more relaxed and down to earth town but has a lot of historical and cultural attractions to discover. 

One of the highlight in Chiang Rai is the “Wat Rong Khun” or well-known as the “White Temple” which is located 5 kilometers from the south. This beautiful structure has become a national landmark and most recognizable temple in Thailand.

Wat Rong Khun temple structures is in white color which signifies purity of the Buddha. It also uses pieces of glass that sparkles in the sun which symbolize Buddha’s wisdom. The design of the temple was conceptualized by a famous Thai visual artist “Chalermchai Kositpipat”.

The most important building of Wat Rong Khun is the “Ubusot”, it is the main white temple hall with fragments of reflective glass in the plaster. From Ubusot, there is also a museum that displays the Chalermchai’s artworks, the souvenir shop and the in-house studio where artifacts are assembled and decorated with mirrors.

Every detail of the white temple has its own history to tell and has a religious symbolism, the temple enables the visitors to reflect, pay respect on Buddha and know more about the Buddhist teachings.

Many locals and tourists visit this sacred site to offer prayers and do Thai ritual beliefs, but mostly, they came to see the temple’s uniqueness as well.

Opening Hours: 06.30 – 18.00 daily (temple);

                          08:00 – 17:30 Mon-Fri (museum of paintings)

Thank you to https://www.renown-travel.com/temples/symbolism.html for some information.

 

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