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Chiang Rai, Thailand's Wat Rong Khun Is One Of The Most Unique Temples You'll Ever See

Travelers Today       By    Czarina Ara Lasco

Updated: Jan 13, 2017 03:47 AM EST

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One of the factors that make Thailand unique among any other country in the world is its well-known devotion to Buddhism. As a matter of fact, only 5% of Thailand's population does not practice Theravada Buddhism. From monks that you will get to encounter on streets, to festivals and other rituals practiced by Buddhists, a trip to Thailand will definitely satisfy your eyes its distinctive culture and tradition.

But the most notable thing about Thailand is its temples. For the record, Thailand has over 40,000 Buddhist sanctuaries and temples that showcase the exemplary temple architecture of the Thais. And luckily, most of these temples are open for the public, whether locals or tourists.

Among these temples, Wat Rong Khun, commonly known as the White Temple, is probably among the most unique temples you will ever find in and out of Thailand. Owned by the National Artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, Wat Rong Khun is an exceptional Buddhist temple located in the heart of Chiang Rai Province in Thailand. Being contemporary with the reimagined Thai culture and art is what makes Wat Rong Khun unique among any other Thai temples, Thailand for Children reports.

As tourists walk through the temple, they will find the artist view of the principles and teachings of the Buddhists. Along the temple itself are temple murals that show a touch of the modern actors, superheroes and cartoon characters that portray the original Buddhist designs.

A report by Trip Advisor says that the White Temple, especially the main temple hall, is actually a representation of heaven and purity because the temple is really clean and serene despite the number of tourists who visit the Wat Rong Khun every single day. The temple also has exceptional sculpture and amazing interior and exterior decorations.

Tourists are even advised to walk around the temple to explore all the sculptures and structures that reflect the artistry of the Thais and the rich religious culture of Thailand. Wat Rong Khun's art gallery is a small building contains many of the masterpieces of Chalermchai. There are also amazing replicas, postcards and books that you can buy in the said art gallery.

Above anything else, the main purpose of Wat Rong Khun's presence is for deep and heartfelt worship. It is actually a consecrated place for rituals and prayers. So if you are planning to visit the Wat Rong Khun, remember to respect the Buddhist spirit and tradition while deeply appreciating the beauty and uniqueness of one of Thailand's most unique temple.

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