Wat Rong Khun / White Temple

Nyi Win and Pyone at the Wat Rong Khun / White Temple

The second stop on our Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, Long Neck village tour was the Wat Rong Khun also called White Temple due to its dazzling white colour inlaid with mirrored glass. The tour guide seems to believe that this Wat / temple is very wonderful but as it is a modern temple I agree with one Caucasian tourist who remarked to her companion that she does not think it is that much wonderful.

elephant tusks, hands of those in Hell and the central building

There are “hands” and “elephant __” as mentioned by the tour guide but he did not elaborate. Those in our group who are not Buddhists would not know the meaning of the “hands” but I find it easy to understand that they depict those in Hell. About the and “elephant __” , apart from the tusk shape sculptures and the all White ivory like structures, I did not get his meaning.



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