Wat Rong Khun@Chiangrai::Dec 07::

Posted by bebedotcom on Friday, December 11, 2009 Under: *•.♥..Up to the North

Wat Rong Khun is a contemporary unconventional buddhist temple in Chiang Rai. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1997.

It is different from any other temple in Thailand, as its ubosot (Pali: uposatha; consecrated assembly hall) is designed in white color with some use of white glass. The white color stands for Lord Buddha's purity; the white glass stands for Lord Buddha's wisdom that shines brightly all over the Earth and the Universe.

The bridge leading to the temple represents the crossing over from the cycle of rebirth to the Abode of Buddha. The small semicircle before the bridge stands for the human world. The big circle with fangs is the mouth of Rahu meaning impurities in the mind, a representation of hell or suffering.


Sculpture of Buddhist Saint Sitting on Lotus

Wat Rong Khun is still a work in progress and will be for years to come. It is planned to comprise nine buildings including the ubosot (chapel), pagoda, hermitage, crematorium, monastery hall, preaching hall, museum, pavilion, and rest room facilities which will be built on an area of 7 rai (about 3 acres).



back to top



Bookmark and Share

In : *•.♥..Up to the North 

Bookmark and Share
Make a Free Website with Yola.