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Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

60 หมู่ที่ 1 Phahonyothin Rd, Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Hindu Temples

About Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

This bizarre-looking white temple located about five km south of Chiang Rai City is the brainchild of Chiang Rai-born visual artist and painter Chalermchai Kositpipat. He brings an unconventional approach to temple architecture, fusing elements from his own imagination (white, not gold, as a pure colour to embody the sacredness of temples) with orthodox Buddhist teachings about heaven, hell, karma and earthly sins.



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Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong11.92km from Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

The Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong is one of the oldest and most highly revered temples in North Thailand. According to local legend the Buddha once visited the hill where the temple now stands. The temple that is officially named Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan is very highly revered, because of the sacred Buddha relic that is enshrined here.

Phu Sang National Park66.62km from Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

Phu Sang National Park is a national park in Northern Thailand. It is located in one of the north-easternmost mountain chains of the Phi Pan Nam Range bordering Laos. The sources of many rivers are in these mountains. The park also has caves with stalactites and stalagmites and a warm water waterfall, Namtok Wang Kaew.

Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park67.48km from Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

Doi Pha Hom Pok national park has one of the most highest mountain in Thailand it is Doi Pha Hom Pok. This mountain is 2,285 m. from the middle sea level. It a number 2 higher mountain in Thailand that only Doi Inthanon can surpass its high. At top of the mountain is a granite plain that surround by cloud and has a rough wind blow over so this place is basically in cold temperature all the year.

Phu Chi Fa Forest Park71.47km from Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

One of the most beautiful sunrises in the world can be experienced here. The view of the fog-surrounded hills with the sun coming up is magical.

Phu Chi Fa72.3km from Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

Phu Chi Fa, also Phu Chee Fah, is a mountain area and national forest park in Thailand. It is located at the northeastern end of the Phi Pan Nam Range, 12 km to the southwest of Doi Pha Tang at the eastern edge of Thoeng District, Chiang Rai Province.  The cliff is part of an elevated area, the Doi Pha Mon sub-range, that rises near the border with Laos sloping towards the Mekong River. The highest point of the ridge is 1628 m high Doi Pha Mon.

Wat Si Khom Kham73.22km from Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

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Northernmost province of Thailand. The north of the province is part of the so-called Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma converge.