The White Temple

THE WHITE TEMPLE: WAT RONG KHUN

From far away there is a pristine, glistening white temple. Simple, elegant.

Right before knowing what I’m about to encounter entering Wat Rong Khun.

As you approach the bridge to enter you are greeted by guardians or so you think. You start your crossing over the bridge..

Hands of evil souls desperately try to pull you into their underworld on your way into the temple.

Surviving your journey through the underworld, you arrive at the white temple where no pictures are allowed. You are shepherded into the mysterious shroud.

In the center were beautiful statues of Buddha and monks kneeling before Lord Buddha. The walls were colorful, filled with images telling a story from our lifetime. I am not about to ruin the interior for you… this is a sight worth seeing with your own eyes.

When exiting The White Temple… strike a pose!

Me and Koulla after several photo ops around Wat Rong Khun.

Koulla, Pete, and I before entering the white temple… losing Pete to another fabulous Facebook Live.

If I ever need a professional camera/video man one day… it’s Pete.

We met the creator and designer. Brilliant!

Pete did not stop at eating cockroaches. Anything goes. Even shrunken heads a hill tribe probably borrowed from tribes in the Amazon.

THE GOLDEN BATHROOM

Yes. You read that right. The GOLDEN bathroom.

Gold everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

I do not think that even a Sultan could have a bathroom this magnificent.

This is what you walk up to. Looks like the gold temple.

More of the exterior… with a guardian golden baby riding a dragon (naga).

Here’s the interior. How, I mean… just how… do you beat a bathroom like this?

I couldn’t help but photo bomb Koulla’s peaceful shot in front of the Golden Bathroom with a white naga tree.

Great group shot before heading out of The White Temple:

AND… when there is Mango Sticky Rice, eat it. Even for breakfast.

My breakfast at Wat Rong Khun