Postcards 4U: Heavenly creatures

Dear U,

This was taken at Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai. A work of majestic proportion by local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, this contemporary Buddhist temple is all white to represent the purity of the Buddha. Work began in 1997 and it’s not completed yet. Under the bridge that leads to the main temple, there are all these hands reaching up as if from hell,¬†beseeching¬†those above to rescue them. And inside the main hall, the walls are painted with such contemporary icons such as batman, spiderman, predator, kungfu panda, doraemon, etc. Weird but interesting.

Wish you were here,

Noel

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wander2nowhere

A modern nomad who wanders around the world calling no place home and every place his Ithaca

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