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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wat Rong Khun








I have started donating my personal travel images to Wiki commons. These are separate from my art images. However, I am a photographer who loves capturing the world. I have been a photographer since 2000. I wanted to donate my personal travel images so that people can use them in projects, websites, artwork or just print them and enjoy. Some images are captured with my beautiful medium format Hasselblad (Like the Australian Outback) and others are with an i phone (Maldives, Chang Mai)

Here is my latest donation. These images are from Wat Rong Khun in Chang Rai Thailand. 
Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better as the White Temple, is a contemporary, unconventional, privately owned, art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. It is owned by Chalermchai Kositpipat, who designed, constructed, and opened it to visitors in 1997. 

Chalermchai Kositpipat, a local artist from Chiang Rai, decided to completely rebuild the temple and fund the project with his own money. The artist intends for the area adjacent to the temple to be a center of learning and meditation and for people to gain benefit from the Buddhist teachings. Kositpipat considers the temple to be an offering to Lord Buddha and believes the project will give him immortal life. Today the works are ongoing, but are not expected to be completed until 2070.