Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten, Chiang Rai : The Blue Temple…

…The Great Northern Road Trip 2020 : Day 10

The story starts HERE.

After finishing with the White Temple, it was a short drive back into Chiang Rai to visit the Blue Temple. And no, we’re not done with the colored temples just yet.

It’s not on the same scale as the white one, but impressive nonetheless, and very blue…

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

“Suea Ten” means dancing tigers, and the place is named after the tigers that used to jump across a nearby river. This explains the tiger paintings…

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

The interior is pretty spectacular with its large white Buddha statue, plus many murals…

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Unfortunately it all feels a bit claustrophobic with parking spaces inside the wat compound and the inevitable souvenir stalls and restaurants crowding the edges…

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

But, wandering around the back reveals more Buddha statues and a chedi…

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

The windows are interesting too…

Wat Rong Suea Ten Chiang Rai

wwiAnd now onto the next color.

NEXT: Wat Phra Kaew & The Emerald Buddha, Chiang Rai…


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