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Thailand’s White Temple Looks Like It Came Down From Heaven
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Architecture, Travel7 years ago

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

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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7 years ago

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

CharlotteAuxFraises
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7 years ago

Agree. Those hands reaching up from below, evil.

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NikiM.
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7 years ago

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

MaryAnderson
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7 years ago

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

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BengisuOdakan
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7 years ago

Beatiful, breathtaking!

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ColinLee
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7 years ago

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

CharlotteAuxFraises
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7 years ago

Agree. Those hands reaching up from below, evil.

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NikiM.
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7 years ago

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

MaryAnderson
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7 years ago

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

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BengisuOdakan
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7 years ago

Beatiful, breathtaking!

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