| 2015-02-19 | admin |
The Wat Rong Khun is an unorthodox Buddhist temple in Thailand. Building of this unusual building started in 1997 by Thai painter-architecht Chalermchai Kositpipat, and was immediately dubbed 'The White Temple'.
But around the building, the atmosphere is a lot less holy. Complex statues of demons and skulls, severed heads hanging from trees and other strange objects, promise the traveler an otherworldly experience.
The main building is part of a 12 acre compound, that will hold 9 different buildings. But to get to the main building, you'll need to cross a bridge over a creepy moat that has arms coming out of it, symbolizing desire.
Instead of battling demons, Chalermchai Kositpipat decided to take scenes of epic battles between good and evil, and put it in a Buddhist context. And so we see paintings of batman, superman and even Keanu Reevs as Nemo from the matrix movies.