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Wat Si Suphan, Chiang Mai

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Take a spiritual trip to Wat Si Suphan, a temple built in 1502 entirely covered in silver, inside and out. Today, only the boundary markers remain of the original structure, and the reconstruction has been covered in silver tiles and panels. Look for artwork on the panels depicting spiritual themes, including scenes from Buddha's lives. Stop by the silversmith school on site, and check the schedule ahead of time for "monk chat" times, when you can talk to a monk. Put Wat Si Suphan into our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chiang Mai.
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  • It is a temple of silver, so only for this reason already worth seeing it. It is not very typical view. It is also located within an area where the silversmiths work and you can go see the temple close to how to work the silver. On the other hand, it is a little disappointing that women cannot enter inside the temple, apparently according to my partner told me, it is spectacular.
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  • Although it is apparently a "anexozinho", he's gorgeous. On the outside, and inside. I mean, that is the best of Chiang Mai. Women can't enter.
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  • Fantastic place to visit. I went here at night it was incredible well worth the visit. There seems to be always something interesting going on at night  more »
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  • Interesting and peaceful place. Temples are really amazing. Incredible architecture inside and outside temple premises.
  • This is an amazing temple. Church was made from silver. You also can buy handy craft made from silver from community around this temple.
  • Beautiful Wat. Women aren't allowed in the silver temple due to their rules but you are able to take photos and videos inside to share. The artistry is amazing and there are little humorous things like the avengers and aliens in random places.
  • One of the best temples to visit in CM, beautiful light display. If you visit, spend some time visiting the street market directly in front of the temple. There are many local artisans that set up here with goods you wont find at any other street market. Refreshing to see CM's indie arts and crafts scene in action.
  • Just when you think human beings have exhausted their creativity, another work of art stuns the senses again. Unfortunately, tradition excludes women from this temple, but it is stunning nonetheless.

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