Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wat Rong Khun

Say what?  This...



This spectacular white building is called Wat Rong Khun or The White Temple. It’s a Buddhist temple located in Northern Thailand just outside the city of Chiang Rai. Designed by Thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997, The White Temple is an awesome blend of traditional Thai architecture and both beautiful and grotesque surreal elements. It’s as much a work of art as it is a building devoted to learning and meditation.

Via High Fructose mag, where there are more images of The White Temple.  Most amazing, eh?

4 comments:

  1. I didn't think stuff like this was still being designed/built in my lifetime. . .

    Amazing

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    1. Gives one hope, doesn't it?

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  2. "Gives one hope, doesn't it?"

    SORT of....but then I'm reminded we still live in the land and time of the Obamassiah.

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