Insider tips in GlobetrotterGirls at Pepo - Sep 13 2017, 05.39.45 AM UTC
***Thailand Travel Tip***

The White Temple in Chiang Rai

About two hours north of the popular town of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand you find Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple. While the town itself isn’t all that exciting, the temple is well worth the trip to Chiang Rai. The temple is unlike any other Buddhist temple in Thailand. Created by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, it has dozens of sculptures and different sectors which all represent different human behaviors and emotions, ranging from greed, happiness, gratitude and desire to ‘hellish’ contemporary inclinations such as cell phones. There are sculptures surrounding the bright white temple, including hundreds of outreaching hands that symbolize unrestrained desire, and plenty of creepy-looking grotesque faces.

If you’re visiting Northern Thailand, definitely add the White Temple to your itinerary.
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