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Stunning new Buddhist temple features cartoon comic heroes
Due for full completion by 2070, this Buddhist/Hindu termple in northern Thailand already promises to be a supremely original edifice.
- April 27, 2012
Wat Rong Khun is rich with symbolism derived from Buddhist and Hindu traditions, as well as some more unorthodox sources. Inside, Wat Rong Khun contains the expected statues of the Buddha, but the Buddhist artist has also included images of Superman, Batman, and Neo from The Matrix who he believes further the Buddha's message.
â€œOnly death can stop my dream but cannot stop my project," Chalermchai Kositpipat reportedly said about Wat Rong Khun. Kositpipat refers to the temple as an offering to Lord Buddha and believes the project will give him immortal life.
Full Story and Slideshow: Thai Buddhist Temple, Wat Rong Khun, Built With Images of Superman, Neo From The Matrix
Source: Huffington Post Religion