White Temple


By the end of the 20th century,
the original Wat Rong Khun was in a bad state of repair Funds were not available for renovation.
Chalermchai Kositpipat, a local artist from Chiang Rai,
decided to completely rebuild the temple and fund the project with his own money To date,
Chalermchai has spent THB1,080 million of his own money on the project. 
The artist intends for the area adjacent to the temple to be a center of learning
and meditation and for people to gain benefit from the Buddhist teachings.
Kositpipat considers the temple to be an offering to Lord Buddha and believes
the project will give him immortal lifeToday the works are ongoing,
but are not expected to be completed until 2070
. Admission to the wat compound is free for Thais and THB100 for foreigners.
Donations are accepted, but are not to exceed THB10,000,
as Chalermchai refuses to be influenced by big donors






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