The Wat Rong Khun is an unorthodox Buddhist temple in Thailand. Building of this unusual building started in 1997 by Thai painter-architecht Chalermchai Kositpipat, and was immediately dubbed 'The White Temple'.
The luxurious temple is a blend of traditional architecture that combines surreal elements together, and if you ever get to visit, you'll be hard pressed not to be impressed...
The main building is painted all in white to symbolize the purity of the Buddha. It is covered with a mosaic of mirrors, alight in the sun, which gives it a holy look.
But around the building, the atmosphere is a lot less holy. Complex statues of demons and skulls, severed heads hanging from trees and other strange objects, promise the traveler an otherworldly experience.
The main building is part of a 12 acre compound, that will hold 9 different buildings. But to get to the main building, you'll need to cross a bridge over a creepy moat that has arms coming out of it, symbolizing desire.
The surreal experience doesn't stop outside, but continues within.
Before you are places that not only draw the eye, but also the soul. Our planet is filled with magical places, some of them we even created ourselves. Never forget that this is an incredible world, for all its hardships, and whenever you are feeling low, a vacation at one of these places will surely pick you up!
Geirangerfjord in Norway
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Hohenzollern Castle, Germany
Duomo Cathedral, Italy
Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland
Sequoia National Park, California.
Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Horseshoe Bend, United States
Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali
Spirit Island, Canada
Shotover River, New Zealand
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Stone Forest, China
European Beech Trees of Mariemont, Belgium
Skyline Silhouette of Chicago
Spire Cove, Alaska