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Predator Hangs Out at Awesome Buddhist Temple in Thailand


White Temple

The impressive structure you currently find yourself looking at is Thailand's 'White Temple,' a Buddhist temple that was designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. Though no doubt awesome looking from the outside, it's what you'll find on the grounds of the temple that will make you realize just how unique this particular place of worship really is.

The White Temple

For starters, you must pass over a hellish pit to get to the main building, which is filled out with creepy outstretched hands, reaching up from the fiery depths. As we spotted over on Thrillist, the pit represents the 'cycle of rebirth,' and the hands are a symbol of human desire. Or, if you're not that deep, they're zombies. Because they totally look like zombie hands.

White Temple Predator

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of The White Temple are the unexpected pop-culture references the artist infused into it, including this statue of a Predator, emerging from the ground. It's hard to tell exactly why he decided to add Predator to the temple, but it's a decision we fully support, to say the least.

Started in 1996, Chalermchai Kositpipat plans on having the structure fully completed in 2070, when he will be 115-years-old. Now that's dedication!

Oddly enough, this isn't the only religious locale that pays homage to horror icons. Head over to France to see a church decorated with gargoyles inspired by Gremlins and Alien!