The Architectural Wonders of Thailand’s White Temple
The Architectural Wonders of Thailands White Temple

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There are 33,000 traditional temples in Thailand. But with its majestic, otherworldly exterior, Wat Rong Khun is unlike any other site of worship. From the ghoulish heads that hang from surrounding trees, to the hands that reach for you as you cross the bridge to the main temple, every part of this site is unique. While Wat Rong Khun attracts thousands of tourists from around the world, it received negative attention when it first opened because critics said it wasn’t traditional Thai art. Yet the temple continues to stand defiantly as a symbol of Thai art for a modern world. SUBSCRIBE: This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: Make our acquaintance on Facebook: Give us a shout on Twitter: Come hang with us on Vimeo: Visit our world directly:


Rectal Punch From Hell : Thailand should be on everyone's bucket list. Seriously, it's the best place in the world. Crazy night life, the city is pretty much operated 24/7, amazing food and also very sanitized, breath-taking temples, shrines, beautiful blue beaches, beautiful people and the best of all, ridiculously cheap

Blue Lemonade : Wow! Even though I have not yet finished the video, They look so interesting and intricate. But imagine the sun shining under it and you looking at it...

Kit U.D : I went there as a child. It is one of the most beautiful Buddhist Temples I have ever been to.

StarNawarat : I'm from Thailand and I'm happy that you guys like it. It's the most amazing temple I ever seen too 😀

ChannleTonyGuin10 : imagine this made on the computer. The detail and graphics needed holy shit (or more simply, see it in a video game/graphic test demo)

Lord Murphy : Ok, this wins the prize for being the most rad place of worship.

On A Whim Explorer : I can't wait to vlog my way through Thailand! I'm mostly excited for the food, but this temple is the most fascinating thing I've seen on YouTube today.

Christopher O'Grady : Holy shit, this would last 5 minutes in England before being ruined and vandalised. So beautiful

Hello Good Day here! : Thailand and India has many beautiful temples including this one

Chloe Lemus : I want to visit Thailand now!

付龙 : Thallind is beautiful

sitaram khorjuvekar : this the reason why they are most visited country on the planet.

Martin Chow : This temple is so cool 😎

chanapol pimsen : There are sooo many amzing things in Thailand. I wish you guys make more vdo about us. Love, thai fan <3

lilamazon : heavenly beautiful. forever be Thai cultural heritage^0^

amelia h : I'm thai and proud <3 great video btw

Steve Holmgren : Nobody cares, but I replicated Wat Rong Khun in Minecraft, it took about 300 hours. I fantasize about visiting this place one day. It's easily one of the most artistically sophisticated structures ever made. I was obsessed with this years ago. I'm so happy GBS featured this and it's trending <3

Joyce L : This was the most impressive temple I saw while in Thailand! It's intricacy was amazing.

alpha493 : The temple looks amazing, whats also amazing? That music, anyone got a link to it? :)

Sabrina Uy Tesy : Very nice angles on this wonderful piece of history. Great job as always Great Big Story!

gominuke : interesting fact: inside the temple the walls are painted full of pop icons: minions, harry potter, pirates of the caribbean, pikachu, transformers...

Ruark Newitt : You do learn something new everyday! Thanks GreatBigStory!!

Darren Pham : what is the music used in the making of this video? its goes well with the scenery!

Skurb : It looks like the Impure King Castle form from Blue Exorcist. Like if an anime fan


nayzerie : @greatbigstory what was the song used

Thayne Shook : It is f*cking beautiful 😭

Umuahjoku Amadi-Obi : I want this to be an Overwatch map

Borussia Dortmund : whats the backround music ?


Skye : Fun fact I've been there I'm Thai and laos

M : You should've shown the inside, the temple is filled with murals of fantasy beasts, pop culture, UFOs, and the Twin Towers.

Kermit of Rivia : The whole darn place looks alien in nature. I'll def put it on my bucket-list of places I'd love to visit! But first, Machu Pichu here I come!

ana luisa : I swear you guys have one of my favourite channels, I have no idea why you don't have more subscribers, you deserve them

Heiryuu : I've only ever been to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Those steps are killer but they make the temple seem even better when you make it all the way to the top. However they did add in a cable car for the people who aren't interested in the culture or traditions of walking up the mountain. Whenever my family was visiting Chiangmai we made sure to visit the Wat. It's well worth the little bit of exercise.

Aero Windwalker : What is the soundtrack in this video?

Dom Paul : That's so awesome and beautiful!!!!

Frankey Frank : this music is awesome and look beautiful white temple in Thailand wow...! |="0D

Susana Yau : 😊 YAY! Your video got into the trending section! CONGRATS🎉 🍾!!

Williy From Philly Rev. of Truth : beautiful!!

Jonathan/Timothy : i began watching you at around 90k subs edit: first pin ever

Monkey : Sadly i cant go to thailand it cost money & i only got 10000 gp in my runescape account

Zatanna Lagva : Ooommmggg ive been there!!!!! The hands represents hell btw😋😋😁😁

brayden potts : thought the thumbnail was minecraft

proudblackjynx : Thank you for watching. This advertisement is paid for by the Thailand Tourism Board

JUZZY BOXX : It's a diabolical Devils temple is what it is.

Kannika Thongha : I'm from Thailand!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for this vid!!!'nnn

Jimmy the zwey : That place is the most beautiful thing ever 🧐🧐🧐😲😲😲😲😲😲

Pim : You're pronouncing it incorrectly.😒