The ubosot, the main temple of Wat Rong Khun, is adorned with traditional design from northern Thailand — the three-tiered roof and the stylised Naga serpents. Walking in, the yellow glow of the walls envelop you. In the centre is a gold statue of Buddha, with a mural of the same behind it, drawn in the style unique to Kositpipat. The quietude that’s characteristic to a temple is a bit difficult to attain here. With every sweeping glance, you end up with a laugh. There’s Po from Kung Fu Panda practising a high kick, Bush and Osama share a bomb ride through space, Keanu Reaves (as Neo from Matrix) stands tall, as Maximus Prime (from Transformers) deals a strike on the empire. There’s Batman, Spiderman and even Elvis, the burning of the twin towers, among other chapters from real life as well as comics — all contained in murals on the ubosot’s inner walls.
(Source: Photo by Shruti Chakraborty)