Wednesday, January 6, 2021

White pagodas attract visitors in South East Asia

Owning a different white color, these pagodas and temples in Thailand or Myanmar attract tourists thank their beautiful and unique architecture. 

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Wat Rong Khun or called the white temple is one of the unique and quite strange destinations in South East Asia. This place has been chosen by many tourists as an unmissed attraction during their trip to Thailand. Photo: jipe7/Flickr

The temple was designed by the Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat and built-in 1997 in Chiang Rai. The white color of the temple represents purity. All details all refect the philosophy of Buddhists, at the same time praise purity against temptation, lust, and brainpower of humans. Photo: Gypsea_lust/Instagram

The carving strokes and sculpture are sophisticated to every minor detail. The temple is away from Chiang Rai City only around 30 minutes by bus. To get here, you only catch any bus with a board "White temple" at the inter-province bus station of Chiang Rai city. Photo: Travelogues

When taking a tour by boat to admire the Bangkok landscape, tourists can see a sizeable pagoda standing majestically on the shore of the Chao Phraya river. It is Wat Arun pagoda, meaning dawn. the pagoda has a white color, adorned by patterns with different colors. Photo: Global Cast Away

The pagoda stands out by its unique architecture as owning colorful towers over 80 m, encrusted with porcelains on roofs and pedestals. These details make the pagoda splendid as sunlights reflect on. Photo: Christine Abroad

The steps of the pagoda are steep and narrow so it is not easy to go up and down, especially for people who have acrophobia. But if you get there, tourists can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Chao Phraya River, The great palace and Wat Pho pagoda in front of it. To come here, tourists can go by boat on the Chao Phraya River or rent a taxi, tuktuk... Photo: Jfrommelt

Hsinbyume pagoda located in the north of Mingun village, Sagaing region, Myanmar. The white pagoda is pure, magnitude, attracting tourists due to its beautiful scenery and exciting historic stories. The work was inherent to the touching love story of prince Bayidaw with his first wife - princess Hsinbyume. In 1816, the prince ordered to build the pagoda to commemorate his wife who had passed away while giving birth. The white pagoda has a name after princess Hsinbyume, meaning a white elephant princess. Photo: Kirk Siang

The architecture style of Hsinbyume is different from other pagodas in Myanmar. The pagoda includes 7 concentric steps, representing 7 mountains surrounding the holy mountain of Meru - legend has it that it was considered a center of the universe under Buddhist viewpoint. The lines winding around the pagoda are described as bodies of hundred dragons by local guides. Photo: Colin Houston

Visiting the pagoda, tourists can easily take and get unique photos. Winding lines with pure white color make tourists seem to be going on clouds. The easiest and most exciting way to get to Hsinbyume pagoda is to go by boat from Mandalay, or you can rent a taxi, or tuktuk with a moving time of more than 1 hour. Photo: Trung Nghia. 

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