Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น), better known as the White Temple, is a Buddhist temple and one of the most recognizable temples in Pa O Don Chai, Mueang District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. The temple outside the town of Chiang Rai attracts a large number of visitors, both Thai and foreign, making it one of Chiang Rai’s most visited attractions. The White temple was created by master Chalermchai Kositpipat, the national artist who designed, constructed, and opened it to visitors in 1997.

The primary structure of the temple is made of a basic concrete frame and a wooden roof. And while, when viewed from afar, it appears to be crafted from sparkling porcelain, upon closer inspection, it becomes evident that the dazzling effect is achieved through a blend of whitewash and transparent mirrored chips. The outer surfaces are adorned with white plaster and incorporated glass inserts.

By the end of the 20th century, the original Wat Rong Khun was in a bad state of repair.[citation needed] Funds were not available for renovation. Chalermchai Kositpipat, a local artist from Chiang Rai, decided to completely rebuild the temple and fund the project with his own money.[1] To date, Chalermchai has spent THB 1,080 million on the project.[2] The artist intends for the area adjacent to the temple to be a center of learning and meditation and for people to gain benefit from the Buddhist teachings. Kositpipat considers the temple to be an offering to Lord Buddha and believes the project will give him immortal life.[3] Today the works are ongoing, but are not expected to be completed until 2070.[3]

^ "Wat Rong Khun; "The White Temple" of Chiang Rai". Renown Travel. Retrieved 2014-12-17. ^ "Wat Rong Khun". Amazing Thailand. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 2014-12-17. ^ a b "Thai Buddhist Temple, Wat Rong Khun, Built With Images Of Superman, Neo From The Matrix". The Huffington Post. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 2014-12-17.
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