Coming from a western world there is plenty of strange and unusual to be found here in Thailand without having to look too hard. There isn’t a day goes by without my head being turned by something or other. I try to learn, though, and can usually figure out some reasoning behind what it is I’m seeing.
Both the White Temple and the Black House in Chiang Rai defied all reasoning.
Although seemingly polar opposites of each other (even being located at opposite ends of the town!) they actually are quite similar.
Mostly it’s a weirdness that just defies description. A seemingly macabre bent that sits strangely in these places billed as temples.
But also, a certain beauty.