VISITING THE WHITE TEMPLE IN THAILAND This spring my friend and I spent 10 glorious days in Thailand, and I fell in love with everything about their culture. After a lovely stay at Four Seasons Chiang Mai, it was time to head to our next destination, Fours Seasons Tented Camp in the golden triangle. FS Chiang Mai set up a driver to take us on the 4.5hr trek across the country to their sister hotel. So we took advantage of the White Temple being on the way and stopped to check it out and of c...
The Great Pyramids were originally bright white When the pyramids were originally finished, they were plated in and outer layer of white “casing stones”. These casing stones were cut with astounding precision to give a smooth slope to the pyramids, unlike how they appear today with the outer stones more or less forming very large “steps”. The original casing stones were made of highly polished Tura limestone, meant to reflect the sun’s rays, and were accurate within 1/100th of an inch.
Chiang Rai in the North of Thailand is famous for its white temple. The white temple is a fantastical creation by Thai artisit Chalermchai Kositpipat which began construction in 1997. It mixes both traditional Budhist art with modern scenes such as from the 9/11 tragedy. It is definitely blindingly white, a result of being decorated with whitewash and mirrored chips. #ShareTravelExperience
One of the most distinctive architectural features of the Unitarian Church of Charleston, South Carolina, is the ribbed vaulting of its ceiling. Embellished by decorative patterns called “fan tracery,” the ceiling also features a row of five pendants, which are ornamental protrusions hanging from the ceiling.