Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai: Address, Phone Number, Wat Rong Khun Reviews: 4.5/5

Wat Rong Khun
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MIC68
Bangkok, Thailand38 contributions
WHITE BEAUTY
Apr 2020
One of the most beautiful temples in Thailand.
take the time to discover all the details

A must see !!!!
Written March 19, 2021
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Mark S
Chiang Rai, Thailand20 contributions
Cycling to the White Temple
Mar 2021
I have been to the White Temple many times with my wife when we have been to Chiang Rai for our holidays over the past 15 years. However I retired here nearly 3 years ago and several months back started cycling again. There are lots of excellent routes around the Waterford Valley but I thought a wonderful change would be to cycle from Chiang Rai through the countryside and stop at the White Temple for a break.

I was pleasantly surprised that the facilities have improved markedly since my previous visits and there is now an excellent food court and some lovely boutique cafes/coffee shops. There is, of course, the ubiquitous Cafe Amazon but I chose a local cafe and enjoyed a nice cappuccino and recharged my water flask for the homeward leg.

I will enjoy this cycling route at least once a month from now on.
Written March 1, 2021
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Karlusia
Warsaw, Poland728 contributions
Magical Temple
Dec 2020
Magical place, everything is amazing, temples, houses, bridges, watrefalls, trees with some monster... A new way to show a temple. you will be very suprised. Really reccomend
Written January 8, 2021
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
All is White
Jan 2020
This is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, but with a difference, that it also houses art exhibits. We hired a three wheeler (songtaew) for a day and reach this site after a stopover at Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park. It was about 13km south of city centre on the google map. There is a ticket for entrance to the place and cost 100Baht. The opening Hours were from 6.30 am to 1600 daily.
After paying the ticket, we walk a small distant to cross a small narrow bridge over a small lake with numerous outreaching hands which symbolize unrestrained desire. Walking the bridge symbolize a choice of foregoing this desires, which then takes us to the gate of heaven (the ubosot). Inside the building you will be surprised to find murals depict flames, demon faces, and western idols.
Besides this, there are two golden coloured buildings in the compound. One of this is the rest rooms building which is a highly decorated structure. There is another golden colour building/temple within a small lake with a golden bridge walkway. The is also a well, with golden coloured railings, where devotees were seen dropping coins. Within the compound is a Buddha sited under a tree in the garden. We then proceeded to the museum. There is a souvenir shop within the museum.
This area is a Photographs paradise. There are parking space around for those travelling in vehicles and a number of restaurants for meals or drinks. We spent about 2 hours at this place to tour the compound and the museum. We were there at 11am and it was quite a hot weather and best to carry a hat, sunblock and water with you. Alternatively, if you have ample time, then, going early morning or late afternoon may be an option. Transport /taxi is easily available to go back. This place is a must go in Chiang rai

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Written December 29, 2020
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Michael S
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions
Stunning
Dec 2020 • Couples
Beautiful temple, must visit if you are in the area! Interesting history too. To reach 100 characters I told this sentence.
Written December 23, 2020
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Juerg S
Mukdahan, Thailand354 contributions
must see
Dec 2020
The white Temple is the most importand attraction in the aerea. A must see for every tourist. At the moment only a few come because of covid. Very beautiful.
Written December 9, 2020
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bcheong
Bangkok, Thailand25,498 contributions
Interesting indeed, too bad about the staff
Dec 2020 • Solo
An odd attraction indeed. Not a real temple, but an artistic (and expensive) endeavour

The main white hall is the major (photo taking) attraction , then there is the back garden and some other odds and ends

Would have been a very good attraction to me, but the signs are not clear and the staff not helpful. One of them was particularly rude when i walked the wrong way
Written December 1, 2020
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Lynne S
Bangkok100 contributions
Absolutely stunning
Nov 2020
Wow!!
An absolute must to visit if you are in Chiang Rai.
Stunning main building. Fabulous out buildings.
Wonderful attention to detail.
Weird and wonderful oddities around the place too - look closely at things hanging in trees, at paintings on wall inside the main temple.
Great statue/sculpture of the artist himself sitting on a bench near the exit.
Go early in the day before the day trips arrive so you are not in long queues to get round the place. We are lucky to have visited while tourism is not really open again in Thailand so it was pretty peaceful.
Written November 15, 2020
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Kijchai C
Bangkok, Thailand131 contributions
Wowww!!
Oct 2020
Very beautiful and unique 👍

This place is a symbol of Chiang Rai. Must visit here...

Best time is in afternoon before sunset.
Written October 30, 2020
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Little Legs
Singapore, Singapore152 contributions
Wow, Stunning white temple
Oct 2020
The main reason for coming to ChiangRai is to see this stunning temple, so beautiful,intricate.Very white and ornate.
We spent 1 hour often waiting for the best photo opportunities.
Very busy domestic travellers, saw one other ferang
No cost would be great with more things food places open to enjoyt the splendour longer.
Even got to buy/sign a silver leaf which is then hung in the walkways leading to the temple.
Written October 30, 2020
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