Photo Gallery

Wat Rong Khun


What :

Shining like an ice sculpture in the midday sun, Chiang Rai’s Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) forgoes the traditional gold and orange dressing of a Thai Buddhist temple for bright white walls and statues speckled with shards of mirrored glass.

Most Thai temples have centuries of history, but Wat Rong Kun’s story only started in 1997. The creation of artist turned architect Chalermchai Kositpipat, Wat Rong Kung’s grounds hold far more unusual features than the irregular white color scheme.

Visitors on luxury tours of Thailand enter the temple by first crossing a footbridge spanning a lake of grasping concrete hands meant to represent the hell of desire. Passing two sword-wielding giants glinting like porcelain in the sun, travelers on tours of Thailand gain access to the inner sanctum, where traditional Thai decorative styles found in other temples has been fused with contemporary images. The walls weave together images of Superman, Neo from The Matrix, and the International Space Station into a modernized version of the traditional depiction of the Buddhist cycle of life and rebirth, Samsara.

When :

The White Temple is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Chiang Rai’s best weather comes November through February. The highest temperatures in the province are March through May, and the light rainy season runs from June to October.

Where :

About 7 miles south of Chiang Rai City, Wat Rong Khun is best reached by private vehicle.

A flight from Bangkok to Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport is the best way to visit Thailand’s northernmost province.

Who :

A popular destination among domestic Thai tourists, the temple's unique design aesthetic also draws throngs of travelers on tours in Thailand. Cultural and art enthusiasts are particularly fond of the chance to see modern interpretations of ancient Thai Buddhist style.

Appropriate Attire :

Wat Rong Khun is holy ground, and visitors traveling on Thailand luxury tours should cover their shoulders, arms, and legs in modesty while touring the temple.

Guest Reviews :


Candace Washington - October 2013

If you want to get the most out of your trip to Thailand and have a personalized experience that you will enjoy the entire way, book with Easy Tours of Thailand. We had a fantastic time.

The Thai food was amazing and our guide knew the best local and authentic places to dine. The amount of knowledge and insight our guide had about each site, and Thai culture overall, was so helpful. We could have visited these sites on our own, but having our guide along the way really gave us an entirely different perspective and made our experiences seem "full."

Our guides made sure we arrived to popular sites ahead of big tour groups so that we could get the best photo ops (they acted as great amateur photographers too!), and also guided us to amazing 'off the beaten track' areas that I am so glad we didn't miss. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. From the moment we were picked up from our hotel in the morning everything was expertly taken care of the whole way.

We were also provided a private driver and vehicle that was air conditioned (very important!) and safely driven. All things considered, the price of the tour is very reasonable and well worth the money.

I would highly recommend Easy Tours of Thailand to anyone thinking about doing a similar tour.



Guest Reviews for Thailand Tours



©2003 - 2018 Easy Tours Of Thailand, All rights reserved.