I was lucky enough to visit this temple recently and it is even more beautiful, in an over-the-top kind of way, than the photos can suggest.
Here's one of the pics I took:
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The colourful pictures Hanzze posted are from a mural inside the vihara. There are lots of modern images - Neo, Superman, etc - amongst more traditional Thai and Buddhist images there.
The fantasy elements even extend to silly things like this:
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At the same time, it is a genuine temple, not just a vanity exercise. Some day it may be a classic wat, pointed out as a building which is important to the renewal of Buddhist architecture in Thailand - who knows?