Wat Rong Khun reopened

Head Chiang Rai White Temple Reopens With Dancing Ceremony And Free Entry

Images adapted from: Thailand-Guide and @varisada

The white temple, or Wat Rong Khun, is arguably the most famous landmark in Chiang Rai for its exquisite design, which makes it stand out from other traditional temples.

On 16th June 2020, the temple held the reopening ceremony after it was temporarily closed during the peak of the pandemic for a couple of months.

Chiang Rai White Temple

Traditional dance show during the reopening ceremony
Image credit: Chiang Mai News

At the ceremony, traditional dancers performed with a majestic view of the temple in the background. Additionally, all lucky visitors also got in for free without having to pay the ฿50 ( ~USD1.50) entry fee that day. 

To ensure everyone’s safety, the temple set up a temperature scanning point at the entrance and required all visitors to keep a safe distance and wear masks at all times. 

The founder became the tour guide

Chiang Rai White Temple

Image credit: Nation Thailand

On that day, founder and famous artist Chalermchai Kositpipat greeted all visitors and gave them an exclusive tour around the temple.  

Mr Kositpipat revealed that he took the opportunity to give the areas a major uplift during the closure as there were no people around. 

If you have a chance, pay the temple a visit and get amazed by its unique design.

Wat Rong Khun
Address: 60 Moo 1 Phahonyothin Rd, Pa O Don Chai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM | Sat – Sun: 8AM – 5.30PM
Telephone: +66-53-673-967

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