Wat Rong Khun is a contemporary Buddhist temple, designed and built by renowned artist turned architect, Chalermchai Kositpipat. This spectacular Wat Rong Khun temple complex has been evolving over the last decade, and is projected to take 90 years for completion. Chalermchai has trained a large group of artisans to fulfill his vision, and the work will continue long after his death.
The beautiful white ordination hall – Phra Ubosot – is decorated with silver glittering pieces of mirrors. There are large mural paintings of the Lord Buddha in different gestures. A gable is decorated with a gable apex, a leaf-shaped gable-edging – in the shapes of Phya Naga, dragon and mythical creatures, which are entirely made of white stucco.
There are viharn (small halls for recitation) surrounding the ordination hall, museum and reception pavilion.
The gallery exhibits paintings of Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. Posters, prints, caps and T-shirts can be purchased. The revenue contributes to the construction funding.
Open daily 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Tel: 0 5367 3579.
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