Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Also note - came across a very bizarre Buddhist temple on the way to the Thai-Laos border: Wat Rong Khun. From a distance it is a beautiful glistening white temple - the brightness hurts your eyes. Yet as you look closer at the decorations of the temple, it becomes clear how morbid it is. The moat around the temple is made up of hands and claws grasping for help and as you walk inside you are faced by a wall of evil, a kind of depiction of Buddhist hell. On the mural you can identify really evil bastards: Osama Bin Laden, the Twin Towers, Michael Jackson, Mobile Phones, Spider-man and Kung Fu Panda. Yes. Kung Fu Panda.

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