Wat Rong Khun is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1996 and is expected to be completed 60 – 90 years after the death of the artist and designer.


Wat Rong Khun is a Buddhist temple located in Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai province Design and construction by Chalermchai Kositpipat from1997 to present. By Chalermchai, it is expected that the Wat Rong Khun construction will not be completed within its life span. Wat Rong Khun, a replica of Wat Muang , Nan Province.
On May 5, 2014 at 18.05 hours earthquake magnitude 6.3 is centred in Mae Lao district. Chiang Rai province And earthquakes on many occasions. Damage to the temple is very rugged, such as walls, churches, cement out. Broken tiles Top of the broken relics. Damaged paintings The temple was closed for repairs on May 6 of the same year.

Admission to the “White Temple” of Chiang Rai is no more free (for foreign visitors).


Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known to foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary, unconventional, privately-owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. It is owned by Chalermchai Kositpipat, who designed, constructed, and opened it to visitors in 1997.