Chiang Rai’s White Temple Wrecked after Earthquake

 | Tue 6 May 2014 15:20 ICT

CityNews – Following the ‘quake that shook northern Thailand yesterday Chalermchai Kositpipat, the artist and creator of the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) in Chiang Rai, said that because of the massive damage to his masterpiece it’s likely it will remain unfixed.

Chalermchai said that after the first earthquake he had thought that he might repair the damage, but the aftershocks caused even more damage.

Some of the murals that took him over two decades to create were completely destroyed. While repairs could be made to some parts of the temple the murals he said would be almost impossible to recreate.