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Thailand’s White Temple Looks Like It Came Down From Heaven
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Thailand’s White Temple Looks Like It Came Down From Heaven

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Believe it or not, this is a real place – Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Thailand that looks like it was placed on earth by a god.

Though it may have involved divine inspiration, it was in fact designed by a man. Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai artist, designed the temple in 1997. It was almost destroyed by an earthquake in May of this year, but Kositpipat was inspired to rebuild the temple after an outpouring of international support urging him not to give up and let the temple crumble.

Admission to many of the buildings has been forbidden until certain structural cracks are repaired, but visitors can still photograph the temples from the outside.

More info: thaipbs.or.th

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ColinLee
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think because it is white, most assume it pure & somehow related to Heaven ? Look at it once more & imagine it black & red ? It looks evil

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NikiM.
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did anyone else notice the one single splotch of red, from that hand giving us the middle finger?

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MaryAnderson
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did. Either a photoshop, or artist's prank, or a particularly mischievous monk? :)

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ColinLee
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think because it is white, most assume it pure & somehow related to Heaven ? Look at it once more & imagine it black & red ? It looks evil

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NikiM.
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did anyone else notice the one single splotch of red, from that hand giving us the middle finger?

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MaryAnderson
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did. Either a photoshop, or artist's prank, or a particularly mischievous monk? :)

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