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Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun is a very famous temple in the country, even to d world. The temple is located in Chiang Rai, Thailand is a Buddhist and Hindu temples conventional contemporary, designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997 and completed in 2008.




Wat Rong Khun is different from other temples in Thailand, because it is completely white. The color white stands for purity of the Buddha, with the intended white glass stands for Lord Buddha wisdom that "shines the light of the whole Earth and the Universe." All the paintings in the ubosot (assembly hall) has a golden tone. The four walls, ceiling and floor contain paintings showing escape from the defilements temptation to reach a state of supra-worldly. On the roof, there are four kinds of animals that represent earth, water, wind and fire. Elephant stands for the earth, the dragon stands for water, the wings of a swan is a wind, and fire represents the lion's mane.

Now, Wat Rong Khun is still under construction. When completed, the construction project Wat Rong Khun will consist of nine buildings: the ubosot, the space containing the relics of the Buddha, the space containing the image of Buddha, preaching hall, chamber of contemplation, the monk's cell, Buddhavasa door fa├žade, art galleries, and toilets.
And this beautiful temple is said that in 90 years will be included in the List 7 Wonders of the World.




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