Wat Rong Khun (aka the White Temple) in Chiang Rai is more beautiful than these pictures show. I drove my motorbike out by myself, its about 15 minutes or maybe 7 or 8 kilometers from the clock tower in the central part of the city. Ask for directions to the Hwy, you head south back towards Chiang Mai. In Thai “Wat” means temple… always good to know to know the basics. Interesting thing about this temple is that its designed by an famous Thai artist and its not scheduled to be completed until 2070. I am sipping a fresh cold coconut and enjoying a small bowl of rice noodle soup before I go inside today, the reason for my pause- we farang’s need to tag along with a guide to go inside the temple. The Thai’s are not letting any more farang’s in the temple without a guide due to some farang’s inappropriate behavior. hmmm… its worth it but no pics are allowed.