Temple of Science Fiction

Temple of Science Fiction April 29, 2013

GakuseiDon left a comment on a recent post pointing out that there is a Buddhist temple, Wat Rong Khun, which includes depictions of characters and scenes from science fiction in its artwork. Here’s an example:

Did you spot Neo? Click through for more images from the temple’s artwork and architecture!

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  • Nick

    Now, that I think more about it, I’m a little bothered by the inclusion of the 9/11 there (are they saying 9/11 is sci-fi?)

    I mean, I guess it’s about the illusory nature of suffering, but still it seems a bit tacky to me…

    • Where did they include 9/11? Did you find more photos somewhere else? Or is it somewhere really small and I missed it?

      • Nick

        In the article, “In one unfinished wall dominates image of a plane smashing into the Twin Towers.”

        • I forgot about that. The temple seems to include lots of different sorts of things, not just science fiction. I think that the depiction of that falls under the category the article mentions, which is broader than science fiction and pop culture, namely “contemporary manifestations of good and evil.”

          • Nick

            Yeah, you’re probably right.