Visiting The White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

How to get to Wat Rung Khun and why you should

I stumbled across this blog about The White Temple, or  Wat Rung Khun, by accident. Due to my rather flippant travelling ways and refusal to buy a Lonely Planet (still don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing) I didn’t know about this place when I ended up in Chiang Rai. I, like many others, simply passed through having disembarked from the slow boat that ships people along the Mekong between the northern Thai town and Luang Prabang. If only I had known.

The temple is do-able in a day trip from Chiang Mai (click for more Ching Mai related content), but it is a long day so it may not be the best option for some, but if you go for it, it doesn’t look like you’ll be disappointed.

Visiting the White Temple in Northern Thailand

The blog is from Helen of Not Without My Passport. What gripped me most is the stunning photos in which you can see the detail in corner (even the toilets) and get a true sense of the wonder of the place.

Much like Gaudi’s Sagrada Famillia in Barcelona or Justo Gallego’s Mejorada Del Campo, the Wat Rung Kuhn is still under construction and the artist/architect behind the facade, Chaloemchai Kositpipat, will not be around for the completion. It must be both frustrating and beautiful at the same time, for me, probably more frustrating but what a legacy to leave.

Anyway, if you’d like to know more about the stunning temple, check our Helen’s blog here: Wat Rong Khun White Temple. You won’t be disappointed!

Hands of the White Temple

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