Black and White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

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The black temple and white temple in Chiang Rai is the most striking temples we’ve experienced in Thailand. What makes them different from most temples is that they are created by two artists and feels more like a piece of art then a place of worship. White temple is a place for religious beliefs while the black temple feels less geared towards a certain faith. The temples and artists are very different from each other but one of the things that is prominent in both is the theme of life and death. Well atleast of death in the more physical sense.

  • Adam

    Nice photos! I remember stopping by here on my way to Laos from Chiang Mai. Didn’t stay in town very long, though so only had a half hour at this temple.

  • Si

    After 5 visits to Thailand over the years, I’ve found another reason to go back.  I thought it was an ice and snow sculpture at first!

    Love the blog, kind regards, Si