Hindu Temples to explore in Chiang Rai
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.
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.