Meeting Sir Charlemchai Kositpitat, Creator of White temple, Thailand

Creator of the unique temple in the world, Wat Rong Khun, well known as White Temple of Thailand, Sir Chalermchai Kositpipat,is known for his creativity. Have you seen a temple where superman flies through the paintings on a wall or Western idols such as Michael Jackson ?

Most of the temple’s messages depicts to escaping desire, greed and passion and moving towards the sublime life  through Buddhist teachings.

The entrance of the temple is showing rising hands who are hungry and demanding all time with bowls in their hand.


.This shows the basic human needs. As you proceeds towards the main Temple gate, you will notice the progressing state of human mind. Demons rising over with the sword as if this is the bridge that one need to pass through between heaven and hell.

 Thai angels and mystical creatures take your attention throughout your visit to the temple. Perhaps the most unique temple in the Kingdom of Thailand, Chalermchai began the work  of White Temple in 1997. Wat Rong Khun however is no traditional temple, it is modern depiction of art. Superheroes, movie stars and cartoons have made their presence felt in the modern temple.
One of my inspirations for visiting Thailand was to meet the man behind creation of White temple. Here I  am at coffee shop with Sir Charlemchai himself. His charisma and simplicity is the first thing you notice when you meet him. He greeted us with warmth and shared about his visit to India to see Taj Mahal. It has been the most memorable time of my visit to Thailand meeting him and sharing wonderful moments. 


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