The White Temple - Wat Rong Khun
If you are planning to have a vacation in Thailand then I suggest you also visit Chiang Rai Province it's a 1 hour and 20 mins flight from Bangkok.. I can assure you it's one place you would love to go back to because aside from the cool climate, it is rich in historical places both man made and natural. Exactly like this breathtaking Wat Rong Khun or popularly known as The White Temple, it is designed and made by a local artist in Chiang Rai Chalermchai Kositpipat.
Wat Rong Khun is composed of nine buildings, including this Ubosot (pictures below) who seems to glitter from afar. Ubosot is a building in a Buddhist way or the most holy place or ordination hall. Hence, tourists are advised to wear proper clothes. They provide "sarong" skirts for females wearing shorts, mini skirts and dresses. Cameras are not allowed inside the Ubosot too.
Before reaching the Ubosot you will pass a bridge over a lake they called "The Cycle of Rebirth" and at first you'll be distracted by popping hands that seem to be reaching but it actually symbolizes uncontrolled desires. And according to it that the only way to bliss is to distract yourself away from temptation, greed and desires. After you surpass the bridge you will reach the gate of heaven, which guarded by two creatures that represents death. And of course the Ubosot itself! I have no pictures of what's inside the upset because it is strictly forbidden, but inside you'll find an uncanny picture, something you won't expect to see in a temple. The walls are painted with murals of flames and demon faces and pictures of Michael Jackson, Freddy Kruger, Ben ten, Angry birds, terminator, weapons of mass destruction and other destructive stuffs.