In addition to the very famous Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai also has a beautiful Wat Rong Suea Ten. Wat Rong Suea Ten in Chiang Rai was designed and hosted by Phuttha Karbkaew, the apprentice of Mr. Xu Longcai, who is the owner of Wat Rong Khun. The whole temple has a blue style and follows the gorgeous artistic conception of Wat Rong Khun. With all kinds of magnificent golden patterns, and purple, light blue, white, red and other colors embellishment, and the special dazzling lighting effects, it shows people gorgeous and quiet beauty.
Wat Rong Suea Ten in Chiang Mai originates from Wat Ban Den in 1894. It is called Wat Rong Suea Ten because its main color is blue. Wat Rong Suea Ten is located in Mae Teng District, Chiang Mai. It takes approximately 1 hour by car from the Chiang Mai Old City. Its architecture blends Lanna and Burmese styles. After expansion in recent decades, Wat Rong Suea Ten is even more magnificent. Exquisite sculptures can be seen everywhere, which look amazing!
Wat Rong Suea Ten is much smaller than Wat Rong Khun. It was funded by the local village, but the level of exquisiteness is also comparable to that of Wat Rong Khun. The whole building is dominated by blue gold. The color saturation under the background is very high, that is, the sun is too strong in Chiang Rai, so it’s easy to overexpose the picture at noon!
The overall architectural style of Wat Rong Suea Ten is still Thai style. The buildings here are all blue, just like the sapphire. Especially the Buddha and dragon statues here are really exquisite, giving people a very divine and solemn feeling. The temple is small, and you need to take off your shoes when you enter the main temple here. Most tourists who come to Wat Rong Suea Ten are mostly on the line of Chiang Rai 1-day trips, and general tour groups arrange to stay here for no more than half an hour.