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This White Temple, or Wat Rong Khun as it is known to natives, is actually a Buddhist temple in Thailand. The building was actually heavily damaged in May 2014 due to an earthquake, but the designer, Chalermchai Kositpipat, said he would devote his life to rebuilding it back to its perfect state.

This White Temple, or Wat Rong Khun as it is known to natives, is actually a Buddhist temple in Thailand. The building was actually heavily damaged in May 2014 due to an earthquake, but the designer, Chalermchai Kositpipat, said he would devote his life to rebuilding it back to its perfect state.

Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Thailand that looks like it was placed on earth by a god.

Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Thailand that looks like it was placed on earth by a god.

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Chiang Rai.  Designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in the late ’90s, Wat Rong Khun’s white walls look serene from afar, but as you walk the bridge to the entrance you’ll be accosted by a sea of ceramic arms reaching for help from deep inside hell. Inside the Buddhist temple, look out for murals of Michael Jackson and Neo from The Matrix. Photo: Pedro Alonso

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Chiang Rai. Designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in the late ’90s, Wat Rong Khun’s white walls look serene from afar, but as you walk the bridge to the entrance you’ll be accosted by a sea of ceramic arms reaching for help from deep inside hell. Inside the Buddhist temple, look out for murals of Michael Jackson and Neo from The Matrix. Photo: Pedro Alonso

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