Wat Rong KhunChiang Rai
We landed in Mae Fah Luang International Airport at 930 in the morning and White Temple is our first stop. It is 25 minutes away from airport, by driving. It is hard not to notice this temple from far due to its glimmering white reflection as the sun beam shines onto it. From far it looks like a pool of white flames burning.
Whimsical and macabre art installations spotted at the entrance and basically everywhere.
Wat Rong Khun, one of the most recognisable temples in Thailand, which is also more familiar as 'White Temple' among visitors.
The crowd on a Saturday Morning.
The crowd was insane, probably because it was on a Saturday morning, or maybe it was reaching the afternoon. It wasn't an expected 'quiet and peaceful' temple visit as the staffs were speaking through a loud audio speaker repeatedly to ask visitors to remove shoes and not to stop while walking on bridge. It felt more like visiting an art installation museum rather than a temple though.
Didnt manage to get a picture right in the middle of the temple entrace because there was a line queueing to go inside. Recommend to come early in the morning.
Opening hours: 8am-5pm
Entrance fee: 50THB