Bush and Bin Laden Traveling Together — Can it Be?

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Thailand Sandbox, Uncategorized | 8 comments

Just on the outskirts of Chiang Rai, Thailand’s northern most city, is Wat Rong Khun (or the White Temple). This is Thailand’s newest temple, and definitely like no other temple in the Kingdom. When you walk into the main hall you are greeted by painted scenes referencing the 911 tragedy. While photos are not permitted, postcards are available. My favorite….

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  1. Loved the white temple – inside and out. The paintings were pretty surreal and a little mind-blowing. Thanks for a timely reminder of a cool place!

    • You’ve got that right! I’m with you though, it truly is an experience to visit.

  2. Wow. There is so much I could say about that photo, but I’ll just let it speak for itself. Great post!

    • I’ll just say that the entire temple is something you really have to experience through your own eyes. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

  3. Hmmmmm, not sure what the message is from this painting, but in light of recent events, it seems even more strange. That’s the beauty of travel, you never know what you’ll find.

    • Hi David…yes, one of the appeals of travel; the unexpected.

      The White Temple gives the unexpected at more than one turn.

  4. An odd image. Not what I would have expected in a Thai temple. Worth seeing, I’m sure.

    • Andrew, you really have to see this temple to appreciate it. Lots of different things going on here.

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