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A man of many words. Profane, profound, loyal to a fault and a right rat bastard. I love the finer things in life: expensive cigars, cheap women and all the salted, cured meats I can eat. A friend to dogs, lover of humanity and despiser of people. If I were King the world would be a better place, because, well...I would be King! Oh, and I like ice cream.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The White Temple of Chiang Rai

It's true name is Wat (temple) Rong Khun. A mixture of Buddhist and Hindu architecture was built in 1997. It was damaged by a nearby earthquake in May 2014, but aside from cosmetic damage was found to be structurally sound.

It is a temple like none I've ever visited. Starting with the artist's depiction of hell it takes one along a life's journey toward Nirvana (not the band).

It is, as you can see, visually stunning.

http://www.renown-travel.com/temples/wat-rong-khun.html










1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! As you say, stunning.