The "White Temple" or commonly known as Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai now has a bell tower as another attraction for tourists to visit.

National News Bureau of Thailand reported that the temple opened a bell tower yesterday.

The opening ceremony for the bell tower was attended by over 2,000 people in white attire.

The tower hangs a beautiful dark gold bell which was uniquely designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a famous Thai visual artist who constructed the temple.

Mr Chalermchai offered the bell to the abbot of Rong Khun temple who gave blessings and sprinkled holy water onto the attendees.

He struck the bell to mark the opening of the belfry.

Wat Rong Khun is one of the most recognizable in Thailand and attracts a large number of visitors, both Thai and foreign, daily making it one of Chiang Rai's most visited attractions, NNT said.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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