A Day at the Black House & White Temple
Available Daily; 8:00am to 05:00pm. Visit: Wat Rong Khun(White Temple), the Buddhist Temple of the "Fairyland" or "Blissful Land" and also visit the great Black House (Baan Si Dum). The house of National Artist Dr. Thawan Duchanee and then take a tour of Chiang Rai city by trishaw.
Wat Rong Khun, commonly referred to as the White Temple, is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by National Artist Mr. Chalermchai Kositpipat.
Wat Rong Khun is different from any other temple in Thailand, as its ubosot (Pali: uposatha; consecrated assembly hall) is designed in white color with some use of white glass. The white color stands for Lord Buddha’s purity; the white glass stands for Lord Buddha’s wisdom that "shines brightly all over the Earth and the Universe."
Construction for Wat Rong Khun began in 1997 and continues to this day. When completed, the project will consist of nine buildings: the ubosot, the hall containing Lord Buddha’s relics, the hall containing Buddha images, the preaching hall, the contemplation hall, the monk’s cell, the door facade of the Buddhavasa, the art gallery, and the toilets and bathroom building.
Chiang Rai is both a city and a province in Thailand. The city was founded by King Mengrai in 1262 and became the capital of the Mengrai dynasty. Subsequently, Chiang Rai was conquered by Burma and remained under Burmese rule for several hundred years. It was not until 1786 that Chiang Rai became a Chiang Mai vassal and in 1899 Siam or Thailand annexed Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai was proclaimed a province of Thailand in 1933.
Wat Phra Kaew is famous throughout Thailand as the original home of the translucent green Buddha which graces the Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok’s Grand Palace. It was discovered in 1434 when a bolt of lightning hit an old Chedi. On the occasion of the 90th birthday of HRH Princess Mother in 1990, Phra Yok Chiang Rai made a replica of the Emerald Buddha from Jade brought from Canada and it resides at Hor Phra Yok, which was opened by HRH Princess Kalayaniwattana on November 26th 1998.
The Black House
(Baan Si Dum): The House of National Artist - Dr. Thawan Duchanee
This is the residence of Dr. Thawan Duchanee who is a renowned Thai National Artist. It is also a museum. The area consists of many unique buildings. The main building is called "Baan Si Dum (The Black House)" which is at the entrance. The architecture of the buildings are very unique. There is a great collection of furniture designed by the artist, animal skins, and wood carving. Each building consists of different categories of things that inspired the artist. There is even a talking bird that will say hello to you if you happen to walk by.
• 8:00am. Meet your tour guide at your Hotel or Guest House's lobby.
• Visit the Maekhachan Hot Spring.
• Visit the White Temple.
• Ride a trishaw and explore the city of Chiang Rai and the local market.
• Visit Wat Phrakeaw.
• Visit the Black House.
• Return to your Hotel/Guest House by 5:00pm.
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• An English speaking tour guide - knowledgeable and certified by TAT ( the Tourism Authority of Thailand).
• An air-conditioned car or minivan
• The Trishaw ride.
• All admission fees.
• Drinking water & seasonal fruits
• Life insurance.
• Personal shopping.
• All Alcoholic drinks.
Suitable for all ages and available all year round.
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