The Buddhist Temple Made for the Moon

Today I learned of the beautiful White Temple in Thailand, Wat Rong Khun, and have begun making plans to get there at some point in my lifetime. According to Atlas Obscura, the temple is currently being created by artist Chalermchai Kosipipat, and features a sculpture of Buddist Hell (the hands reaching up from the ground), a golden bathroom and murals of world wide destruction (somehow involving Superman and spaceships), amongst a myriad of other dazzling delightful grotesqueries. Kosipipat’s temple is white and mirrored to dazzle the eye, however he apparently, “ultimately designed the White Temple to specially to be viewed in moonlight when it looks distinctly like a ghostly otherworldly apparition.” It looks candy-like to me, as if someone went mad with the cake decorating tools. I want to eat it. Is there a child-eating witch inside?

White Temple of Wat Rong Khun

gate to heaven

Hands Reaching Out From Hell

Thai - Wat Rong Khun

20080401_1202 Wat Rongkhun. วัดร่องขุ่น

Follow the link this photo takes you to for more information on the temple:
The White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand


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