Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wat Rong Khun

This is an image of Wat Rong Khun, a Hindu and Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. What I find beautiful about this temple is its complete abandonment of color and fiercely ornate structural arrangement. I'm also very intrigued by the amalgamation of East and West, ancient and modern-- while some paintings and bridges display traditional Buddhist symbols, other images throughout the interior of the temple curiously exhibit depictions of such characters as Spiderman and Batman.

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