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Wat Rong Khun

The White Temple
Chiang Rai, Thailand 10/31/09 HAPPY HALLOWEEN

November 1st 2009
A relaxing day for the Strickfadens in Chiang Rai after all the travel and climbing of temples in Cambodia? We think not. And now for a completely different kind of temple...Wat Rong Khun or "The White Temple". Wat Rong Khun is white to represent the purity of the Buddha. Almost all temples use gold but the artist who is creating this masterpiece thought gold creates greed and wanted to be p ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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