What would you usually do in the freezing cold winter days ? One man from Heilongjiang Province, the far north snowy land of China, gives his answer by a motorcycling tour to Thailand with his new pal, Lifan KPmini.
Starting out on Nov. 23rd morning, our man heading for the Southeast Asia rode all the way through Yunnan Province, crossing China-Laos border into Huay Xai of Laos, and finally landed his feet on Thailand, where welcomes him with local parades for the Loi Krathong Festival.
On Nov. 24th night, our KPmini rider arrived at Ching Rai, Thailand, who waited no time to see the famous Wat Rong Khun.
Wat Rong Khun , better known to foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary artexhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. It opened to visitors in 1997.is owned, designed and constructed by local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.
The ubosot, the principal structure, is an all-white building with fragments of mirrored glass embedded in the building’s exterior. Tourists are all amazed at its stunning exquisite beauty.
Admission to the Wat compound is free. It is said that Chalermchai has spent THB40 million of his own money on the project and it may take 55 years more to finish the whole compound.
Our rider also visited the Baandam Museum in Chiang Rai on the next morning. The Baandam Museum (AKA. Black House), designed by another genius Thai aritst Thawan Duchanee, displays animal bones, samples and sculptures, a contrasting dark architecture to Wat Rong Khun.
The White Temple and the Black House, heaven and hell, conclude our KPmini riderâ€™s first 24 hours in Thailand. It will be a long journey, or in his words, â€œeven a mini sail goes a long way.â€