WORATHEP AKKABOOTARA

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Rajamangala University students adorn the walls of a Chiang Rai temple

You can’t have a temple without stirring murals that tell the Buddha’s story, so work has proceeded in earnest at 10-year-old Wat Nong Sai Thong in Chiang Rai’s Pan district.

Phra Charan Charudhammo, now 64 and the abbot, founded the temple 50 kilometres from the city of Chiang Rai in 2001, but it went nearly a decade without an artist adorning the white walls. More >