Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple is located on the outskirts of Chiang Rai, the northernmost city in Thailand. Still under construction it is remarkable for its radiant white color and the sparking reflections that originate from mirrored glass mosaics embedded in the white plaster used in the building process.
The temple is the brainchild of Chalermchai Kositpipat, one of Thailand’s most renowned artists, who wanted to build a temple all in white to signify the purity of Lord Buddha. The artist continues to work on the design.
The construction of the White Temple is Khun Chalemchai’s master work, which he refers to as an offering to Lord Buddha and his beloved country. Started in 1997, the temple complex is still much a work in progress and is not expected to be completed for another seventy years. Arrangements have already been made for construction to continue in the event of Mr Kositpipat's death.
Much of the above is taken from an article on the Thaizer Thailand Travel Guide web site. The complete article can be accessed by clicking here.
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manrezaei (1837) 2013-05-20 1:15
I like the contrast of colors here. Excellent architecture. Very well framed the architecture. The clarity, sharpness and lights very well managed.
cargus (10251) 2013-05-20 1:51
Picture is well done in terms of contrast and luminosity, the temple is well framed, also, color saturation is well-rendered .
jhm (152874) 2013-05-20 2:15
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
You shows us excellent these nice Rong Khun or the White Temple in Thailand.
We get a nice soft contrast between the white temple and the blue sky, also nice reflections.
Excellent composition nice presentation with temple as subject.
Very well done, TFS.
serp2000 (44191) 2013-05-20 2:19
Outstanding architecture! I think the white means a cleaness. Good presentation of Thai Wat. I see you had good weather. I missed the clear blue sky on March of 2012.
carlo62 (48239) 2013-05-20 2:25
un'architettura splendida, la lavorazione è incredibilmente elaborata ed il suo colore bianco la rende unica.
Una bella condivisione ben realizzata.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-20 2:35
questo tempio bianco ti è congeniale ed è apprezzabile sia dal punto di vista architettonico che da quello fotografico.
Oltretutto è immerso in uno scenario da favole.
Foto ben composta e perfettamente eseguita.
Ciao e buona giornata
timecapturer (49288) 2013-05-20 2:55
perfect title for this beautifully ornate temple. It looks amazing and you have captured its presence and beauty so deliciously. Stunning imagery!
Have a great week - regards Brian.
tedesse (25135) 2013-05-20 4:30
You show us a beautiful temple Rong Khun in Thailand.
Excellent POV and composition, wonderful colors and good sharpness, nice reflections.
Very well done photo
Sergiom (79601) 2013-05-20 5:37
C'est incroyable ce temple de dentelle blanche qui capte toute la lumière et la reflète partout autour. L'image est bien construite et d'une grande netteté.
Fis2 (97571) 2013-05-20 5:54
Wow, fantastic object!
Good frame and colors.
Very well done.
Noel_Byrne (31126) 2013-05-20 6:03
Interesting use of the word confection, my thought on seeing the thumbnail of this was that the buildings look edible. I wouldnt like to actually try and eat them though. A really stunning collection of buildings, the level of detail in both the architecture and your crystal clear shot is most enjoyable.
Excellent light and a perfect POV to show this off. The water softens the sharp points of the structure very well.
All the best
Silvio1953 (143106) 2013-05-20 6:08
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic architecture, fashinating reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Nicou (142048) 2013-05-20 6:56
quelle merveille et image sueprbe quelle blanchezr et architecture fantastique vue avec l'étang quelle vue une splendeur ce temple sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
Urs (14082) 2013-05-20 8:13
And there is another general view of the famous White Temple south of the city centre of Chiang Rai. The pure white is a perfect contrast to the deep blue sky. Good lihgt management. Well done
ourania (45404) 2013-05-21 9:00
the intricacy of the architecture is amazing, the homogeneous pure white tones make the temple even more extraordinary and the strong light has given a tremendous vibrancy to this view. You have handled a very challenging lighting and clarity situation in a very apt way. The observation of details is captivating. The silver reflections are wonderful. The contrasting blue and green colours make a superb contribution too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Cricri (119457) 2013-05-21 10:25
Un vrai bijou ce temple d'une blancheur incroyable et magnifique, bon cadrage et lumière
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-05-21 12:36
Beautifully shot image of the white temple. Superb pov and exposure.Amazing sharpness and perfect light.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work. Very well done.TFS.
emka (97565) 2013-05-22 23:39
This is an amazing temple. it looks as if it was made from sugar. Fantastic work of Thai craftsmen. not easy to present but you succeeded very well. Interesting place, I haven't seen it in Chiang Rai. Superb presentation/.
npecanhuk (75422) 2013-05-23 3:25
Unique, a bit strange, but certainly attractive construction!
Interesting and eye-catching picture!
Overall photo quality truly pleases me!
TFS - congrats,
ChrisJ (113951) 2013-05-23 3:50
Missed this one. And yes it does resemble the white icing sugar on a cake. Good sharpness and a well composed image with superb rippled reflections in the ornamental lake in the fg. A nice blue sky and a good exposure on the highlights. Tfs!
rogerl (1616) 2013-05-23 4:31
Stephen, this place continues to amaze in your images of it. Great colors to contrast with the pure white of the temple; I particularly like the woman in red at the right - great timing to capture her in the scene.
Royaldevon (38814) 2013-05-25 0:06
This looks like the most beautiful sugar sculpture.
A very difficult shot under such lighting conditions but you controlled the light really well to capture and present these details so well.
Have a great w/e,
macjake (67752) 2013-06-02 11:59
its pretty easy to notice this Temple isn't it!
this must be one of the more unique buildings in the world, because how often do we see such a stark white in such totality.
the blue sky gives a nice contrast, and the wat gives a hint of reflection.
enjoy your weekend